Three Village Central School District

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40°55′11.61″N 73°7′58.41″W / 40.9198917°N 73.1328917°W / 40.9198917; -73.1328917Coordinates: 40°55′11.61″N 73°7′58.41″W / 40.9198917°N 73.1328917°W / 40.9198917; -73.1328917

Three Village Central School District
New York (state) North Country Administration Building, 100 Suffolk Avenue, Stony Brook, New York 11790-1821[1][2]
District information
TypePublic / Suburban
SuperintendentCheryl Pedisich
Students and staff
District mascotPatriot
ColorsGreen 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. 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 West Prep 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 Nassakeag Elementary School.

The current Superintendent of Schools is Cheryl Pedisich.[3]

District history[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Ward Melville High School include:


  • High School (Grades 10-12):
  • Middle Schools (Grades 7- 9):
    • Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
    • Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School
  • Elementary Schools (Grades K-6):
    • Setauket Elementary School
    • Minnesauke Elementary School
    • Nassakeag Elementary School
    • Arrowhead Elementary School
    • William Sidney Mount Elementary School


Cheryl Pedisich is currently the Superintendent of Schools.

  • Mr. Kevin Scanlon, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
  • Dr. Gary Dabrusky, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
  • Mr. Jeffrey Carlson, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
  • Mr. James o"Hagan Director of Maintenance & Operations
  • Ms. Jean P. Ecker, Director of Child Nutrition
  • 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. William F. Connors Jr. (2021)
  • Mr. Jonathan Kornreich (2019)
  • Ms. Angelique Ragolia (2019)
  • Ms. Deanna Bavlnka (2021)
  • Ms. Irene Gische (2020)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kerman (2020)
  • Ms. Inger Germano (2020)


  1. ^ "Three Village Central School District, District Directory Information (2017-2018 school year)". National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  2. ^ "Three Village Central School District Administration". Three Village Central School District. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  3. ^ "Three Village CSD Administration". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ "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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