Award Year: 2020

Dows Lane Elementary School

6 Dows Lane
Irvington, NY, 10533-2102

(914) 591-6012

Dr. Andrea Kantor, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Irvington Union Free School District

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To create a nurturing learning environment where students thrive and develop into caring, compassionate individuals, and active learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 69%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 8%
100th day of school, buddy classes kindergarten and 3rd grade

100th day of school, buddy classes kindergarten and 3rd grade

Dows Lane Elementary School is most notable for its feeling of joy and community as soon as you enter the doors. With a strong sense of individuality and respect for all, students and staff feel welcome and at home in Dows Lane. We strive to balance rigorous academics and social emotional learning, helping our youngest learners develop a strong foundation of resilience, grit, and determination to be their best and make the world a better place. Our staff is continually learning to best meet the needs of all of our students and we grow together every day. Our Character Education program helps students learn to appreciate and celebrate who they are and how to be their best selves. Teachers and Related Service Providers engage students with a balanced literacy program, challenging math, Science exploration, STEM hands-on learning, Social Studies, Art, Music, PE, Library, and Technology. In addition, our Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and School Counseling programs support the needs of all of our students.

Joy is at the core of our beliefs. We find and bring joy to our work, our students, our learning, our community, and our relationships and connections. Students, families, and staff support each other to make Dows Lane Elementary School a very special learning environment where all students thrive and grow.