About F. E. Bellows Elementary

Phone: 914-777-4602


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael Scarantino, Principal

The F. E. Bellows School hosts Rye Neck's 3rd to 5th grade students and follows a strong integrated discovery approach to learning, with an emphasis on reading and writing across the content areas.  It has earned national recognition by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence which attests to its strong academic program, as well as its focus on character development and whole child approach to elementary education. The talented, dedicated staff works together to create an environment in which each child can achieve success and reach their full potential.  A strong partnership with parents and community is fostered and encouraged through a wide variety of cultural arts and STEAM programming.

Special features of the F. E. Bellows School program are:

  • Balanced Literacy Approach to Reading and Writing with Integrated Units of Study

  • Rigorous, problem-based math curriculum aligned to Next Generation Standards 

  • Inquiry-based Science and Social Studies Curricula from Science21 and BOCES

  • Support Services based on the needs of the individual child 

  • Instrumental music lessons in fourth and fifth grades

  • Multi-tiered Enrichment offerings based on SEM (Schoolwide Enrichment Model)

  • Exemplary Art, Music, Library Media and Physical Education programs

  • Cultural Arts experiences and Field Trips that extend and enrich classroom instruction

  • Active and involved PTSA, sponsoring Cultural Arts Programs, After-School Clubs, and other activities

  • Wireless internet connection and interactive display boards in all instructional areas

  • 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all students

  • Semi-Departmentalized 5th Grade Instructional Model which supports student transition to the Middle School

  • RULER approach to social-emotional learning

  • Student-led morning announcements