About Portledge School

As you look through our website, you will find a school that puts the children at the heart of our mission. Now, in this world-altering chaos of COVID-19, this child-centered approach is more critical than ever. We are here to provide your child with a safe environment in which to thrive. Our mission states:

“Portledge School offers a competitive college preparatory program in a warm, inclusive community. Students are inspired to realize their individual potential by developing the critical thinking skills and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning in an increasingly complex world.”

Indeed, we have an “increasingly complex world” immediately at our doorstep. With Portledge, you can have peace of mind that we are doing all we can to provide the smoothest and most productive school year possible under these trying circumstances. Due to our size and space, we have the flexibility to pivot to our changing times.

Over our fifty-year history, Portledge School has gone from strength to strength by increasing enrollment, attracting top-level faculty, and welcoming engaged and productive students. We take the responsibility that you, as parents, place in us to help nurture your children academically, emotionally, and morally very seriously. You want the best for your children, and that is what Portledge School offers.

Here at Portledge School, there are many treasures to be found; from our beautiful 63-acre campus to the wide variety of educational opportunities offered to our students; from our diverse Portledge community to our consistently top-ranked sports teams; from our successful application to be an accredited International Baccalaureate World School to our approach to 21st-century learning; from our Reggio Emilia early childhood program to the dedication of the faculty and staff to our students. All aspects of Portledge School make it a treasure within itself.

I trust you will want to find out what makes Portledge such a treasure to those who are involved in the school, and I invite you to learn more about Portledge School by viewing the pages of our website. Although our campus will only be viewed after school hours, we do welcome you to see for yourself why so many young people have made their home away from home Portledge.


Simon Owen-Williams 
Head of School


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    Simon Owen-Williams 

    Head of School
    (516) 750-3200
  • Dreia Parker 

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School / District Transport Coordinator
    (516) 750-3201

- The Portledge Experience

"Portledge graduates are successful, confident, caring, passionate, community-minded, tenacious and secure in their knowledge of how to make sound ethical decisions."