Buckley Country Day School
|Buckley Country Day School|
|Motto||Knowledge & Friendship|
|Type||Private Independent Co-Ed|
|Headmaster||Jean-Marc Juhel, Ph. D.|
|Founder||B. Lord Buckley|
|Grades||Toddler - 8th grade|
|Location||2 I.U. Willets Road,
Roslyn, New York, USA
|Campus||Suburban, 25 acres (100,000 m2)|
|Colors||Red and Blue|
Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing elementary and middle education to 330 students in grades toddler through eight in Roslyn, New York. Buckley was founded in 1923 and opened the doors of its first building in Great Neck to a class of twenty-three children. It was begun as a day school but for a period accepted boarding students in the middle grades.
In 1955, as the school's enrollment continued to increase, Buckley moved to its current location in the Village of North Hills in Roslyn. It is operated on a not-for-profit basis by an appointed twenty-two-member Board of Trustees. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
Buckley has a 25-acre (100,000 m2) campus, which includes a classroom building, library, three athletic fields, tennis courts, and a playground. The building houses all the classrooms, two science labs, two computer labs, an art studio, a woodshop, and three gymnasiums. The recently completed Hagedorn Library Learning Center contains over 16,000 volumes and is used by students from as early as nursery school.
The campus was developed on land once part of a colonial farm owned by Isaac Underhill Willets.
Buckley maintains a number of traditions. Every 8th grader designs and carves a square foot wooden plaque; these are installed in the hallways of the school. These plaques contain the name and graduation year of the individual student; they date to 1927. Both the 8th grade and 3rd grade produce annual plays. Each year the 1st graders perform The Nutcracker ballet. Since 1973, the school has held holds an annual fall fair in October.
Red-Blue Field Day is held annually in the spring. The school's two "red" and "blue" teams compete. This tradition started in 1938 and as of 2008 the Red team is leading 38 to 33. Student records on field day are kept, the oldest being from 1981.
- Marshall Cassidy, class of 1959, horse race official and announcer
- Lyn Coffin, class of 1957, author
- Barbara Cooney, children's author and illustrator, winner of two Caldecott Medals
- Melissa Errico, actress[dead link]
- Thelma Golden, class of 1980, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem
- Julian Lombardi, computer science professor at Duke University
- John McEnroe, former World No. 1 professional tennis player
- Patrick McEnroe, professional tennis player
- Leslie Peirez, class of 1984, television producer
- Nicole Petallides, class of 1984, Fox Business Network anchor
- Gregory Raposo, pop singer, formerly a member of teen boy band Dream Street
- Elias Roman, entrepreneur, founder of Amie Street
- Amber Scott, former child actress (Maggie Banning in Hook)
- William Zinsser, class of 1936, writer and historian
- Buckley Country Day: The Campaign for Leadership
- Buckley Country Day: Mission & Values
- Hagedorn Library Learning Center
- Buckley Camp
- Buckley Country Day School - The Hagedorn Library Learning Center
- Buckley Country Day: Red & Blue Teams
- Buckley Country Day: Field Day Records
- Buckley Country Day | Field Day[dead link][dead link]
- School of Rock, The : About The Production
- Buckley Country Day: Alumni News Winter 2007-08[dead link][dead link]
- http://www.celebrityprepschools.com/part4.htm Search for McEnroe
- Buckley Country Day | Faculty & Staff
- Buckley Country Day Summer | Assistant Camp Director
- Queens College Athletics
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