Palisade Preparatory School

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Palisade Preparatory School
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Palisade Preparatory School
201 Palisade Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10703
United States
TypePublic middle high school [1]
School districtYonkers Public Schools
PrincipalDr. Michelle P. Yazurlo
Number of students749 (2016-17)[2]

Palisade Preparatory School (Palisade Prep or PPS) is a public middle high school and a former College Board School, comprising grades 7–12, in Yonkers, New York, United States. It is operated by the Yonkers Public Schools. Palisade Preparatory School serves approximately 628 students.


Palisade Preparatory School is located in the old Yonkers High School of Commerce building (originally Longfellow Junior High School from 1930–1938), which became Commerce Middle School. Yonkers Public Schools decided to close down the middle school in June 2008 due to academic failures, and along with the College Board, the school was founded. This school was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for four years.

The founding principal, Michael Angresano, stepped down as principal on June 2011, after serving for three years. The current principal is Michelle P. Yazurlo, Ed.D.

School theme[edit]

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Originally meant as a college preparatory school due to its connection with the College Board, Palisade Prep shifted its focus starting in the 2015–16 school year with a Public Safety Academy, which offers a program for young men and women expressing an interest in one of three career pathways: Law Enforcement, Fire/Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management.[3]


  1. ^ "NYS Admin Listing". 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  2. ^ "PALISADE PREPARATORY SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-08-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 40°56′28″N 73°53′39″W / 40.941175°N 73.894207°W / 40.941175; -73.894207