The Island Park Schools mission statement indicates that all children will have opportunities to excel.  The schools provide outstanding programs for youngsters to develop their talents academically, artistically, physically, and socially.  Click on any of the links below to learn more about the special opportunities available to Island Park students.

Excellent Sports and Athletics


  • No-cut Policy for Interscholastic Teams
  • Girls and Boys Soccer; Girls and Boys Volleyball; Girls and Boys Basketball; Girls Softball; Boys Baseball and Wrestling; Girls Cheerleading; Co-Ed Track

Excellent Parental Involvement Opportunities

Parental Involvement Opportunities

  • Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Site-Based Management Team (SBMT)
  • Family Fall Festival
  • Class Parents
  • Volunteer Program
  • Special-Grade Level and Class Activities
  • Curriculum and Special Event Workshops
  • CSE Team Members
  • PARP (Parents as Reading Partners)
  • SEPTA: Special Education Parent - Teacher Association (through West Hempstead High School)

Excellent Program in the Arts

Art Programs

  • Art and Music classes for all students with NYS certified specialists (K- Grade 8)
  • Annual Art Show with all-school participation at FXH
  • Art Gallery with all-school participation at LOMS
  • Instrumental instruction (Orchestra begins in Grade 3; Band in Grade 4)
  • Fall and spring performances by Concert Band, String Orchestra, Chorus (FXH and LOMS
  • Unified Arts for all students with NYS certified specialists: Home and Careers, Art, Music, and Library (Grades 5 - 8)
  • Studio in Art Program with high school credit (Grade 8)
  • Theater Production (LOMS)
  • Marching Band (LOMS)

Excellent Academic Programs

Academic Programs

(Additional  information on "Distinctive Programs" is listed under Francis X. Hegarty and Lincoln Orens Schools.)

  • Wilson Fundations Reading System (K - Grade 2); county model

  • MacMillan McGraw-Hill NYS Math (K - Grade 4)

  • Getty and Dubay Handwriting

  • Discovery and Enrichment (Grades 3 - 6)

  • Academic Intervention Services - ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science (FXH and LOMS)

  • Full Inclusion Program; Special Ed in Least Restrictive Environment (FXH and LOMS)

  • Computer Instruction for students in state-of-the-art computer labs (FXH and LOMS)

  • Computer in every classroom (K - Grade 8)

  • Compass Learning Software Pilot Sites (K - Grade 8)

  • Benchmark assessments to monitor curriculum and student progress (Grades 2 - 8)

  • Saturday Academies; Summer Support and Summer School (Grades 3 - 8)

  • Children's Institute for Primary Mental Health (K)

  • Met NYS Standards for Annual Yearly Progress under NCLB

  • Math A with high school credit (Grade 8)

  • Living Environment with high school credit (Grade 8)

  • Spanish leading to Proficiency Exam for high school credit (Grade 8)

  • Wilson Reading System with certified Wilson teachers (Grades 3 - 8)

  • Technology Program in line with NYS MST Standards, ISTE Standards and NASTECH Guidelines

  • Kindergarten Readiness (5-week Summer Program in conjunction with Recreation Department

Other Notable Facts

Notable Facts

  • Small class-size
  • Bus Transportation for all students (beginning .3 miles up to 15 miles for elementary and middle school students; 25 miles for high school students)
  • Cafeteria and School Lunch Program with indoor or outdoor recess
  • Full-time, NYS certified Registered Nurse
  • Full-time, NYS certified Psychologist and Speech Pathologist
  • Three full-time NYS certified Reading/ELA teachers
  • Part-time NYS certified ESL teacher and Social Worker
  • School Security Program and Emergency Plan
  • Electronic Attendance System (Period-by-Period in Middle School)