Three Village Central School District

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Three Village Central School District
Type and location
Type Public
Grades K-12
Country United States
Location New York East Setauket, New York
District information
Superintendent Cheryl Pedisich
Students and staff
District Mascot Patriot
Colors Green and Yellow
Other information

Three Village Central School District is a school district located in Long Island, New York. It serves Setauket, East Setauket, Stony Brook, Poquott, Head of the Harbor, Old Field, and small portions of Port Jefferson, Saint James and South Setauket/Centereach. Its name came from the older, original "Three Villages" of Setauket, Stony Brook and Old Field after the merger of the Stony Brook and Setauket school districts in the 1960s. Ward Melville, a local philanthropist, was a proponent of the Three Village school district, and contributed land for its new schools.

The school district is renowned for its InSTAR program, a three-year science research program which produces record numbers of Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists. In 2008, the district's program produced 13 semifinalists, the most semifinalists from a single school in the entire nation. The district's Intellectually Gifted (I.G.) program is housed at its William Sidney Mount Elementary School.

The current Superintendent of Schools is Cheryl Pedisich.[1]

District history[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Ward Melville High School include:


  • Middle Schools (Grades 7- 9):
    • Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
    • Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School
  • Elementary Schools (Grades K-6):
    • Arrowhead Elementary School
    • Minnesauke Elementary School
    • Nassakeag Elementary School
    • Setauket Elementary School
    • William Sidney Mount Elementary School


Cheryl Pedisich is currently the Superintendent of Schools.

  • Mrs. Cheryl Pedisich, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
  • Mr. B. Allen Mannella, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
  • Mr. Jeffrey Carlson, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
  • Mr. Robert Hanson, Director of Maintenance & Operations
  • Mr. Ken Bossert, Executive Director of Elementary Education
  • Mrs. Mary Castiglie, Executive Director of Secondary Education
  • Ms. Laurie DeVore, Director of Pupil Services
  • Ms. Jean P. Ecker, Director of Child Nutrition
  • Mr. Scott Stapp, Director of Music Education
  • Ms. Catherine Taldone, Director of School/Community Partnerships and SACC

Board of education[edit]

Current Board of Education members (with term expiration dates in parentheses) are:

  • Mr. John K. Diviney (2012), President
  • Mr. Jonathan Kornreich (2013)
  • Ms. Susanne Mendelson(2013),
  • Ms. Carol Leister
  • Mr. Frank McIntosh (2011)Vice President
  • Ms. Diane Peritore (2011)


  1. ^ "Three Village CSD Administration". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Konig, Susan. "L.I.'s Biggest Export? Try Standup Comedy", The New York Times, November 14, 1999. Accessed October 27, 2007. "Mr. James was born in Mineola, but his family soon moved to Stony Brook, where he graduated from Ward Melville High School."
  3. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Booming Success For Losers", The New York Times, August 29, 1994. Accessed October 24, 2007. "It was a great day for the 6-foot, 200-pound kicker from Setauket, L.I., who averaged 60.1 yards in his nine attempts.... Sauerbrun, a senior, was a soccer player until the ninth grade, when he tried kicking at Ward Melville High School."

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