South Bay Elementary School

Address: 160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704
Main Office: 631-376-7501
Nurse: 631-376-7520
Attendance: 631-376-7575
Fax: 631-376-7509
Principal: Christina Cotter
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.


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Mission Statement

South Bay School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child is valued and respected. Our mission is to inspire students to reach their highest potential by promoting academic, social, and emotional growth. We strive to create successful citizens who are individuals of good character and lifelong learners, by implementing a balanced curriculum, maintaining a positive atmosphere, and establishing a cooperative link between home and school.


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Contact Information

To report a student absence, call 631-376-7575.

To send a note to the Main Office for all dismissal changes, absent notes, email


South Bay Fifth Graders Set the Stage

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Fifth graders at South Bay Elementary School are studying folktales, fables and dramas as part of their English language arts unit. The students are learning about text features, language, characters, dialogue, scene setting and stage direction. As part of a hands-on lesson, the students each took the part of one character in the play “Pandora’s Box” and performed for the class.

Date Added: 4/12/2024

Video: STEM for St. Patrick’s Day at South Bay

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Date Added: 4/2/2024

District’s String Musicians Rock Out

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West Babylon School District’s orchestra students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside a famous musician, thanks to an artist-in-residence program with Mark Wood, one of the founding members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Mr. Wood visited with the student-musicians in grade 5-12 from throughout the West Babylon School District on March 14 and 15. Mr. Wood, a native Long Islander, worked with students for two days on a variety of rock songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s, including artists like AC/DC, Coldplay and Bon Jovi. As part of the Evolution Tour and the “Electrify Your Symphony” concert, Mr. Wood played in concert alongside the 220 West Babylon student-musicians during a show at the West Babylon Junior High School on March 15.

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Date Added: 3/25/2024

South Bay Fourth Graders Share Research

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Fourth graders in Ms. Ross and Ms. Smolin’s classes at South Bay Elementary School have been studying the American Revolution during their social studies lessons. The fourth graders each choose an important figure during that time period to research. The students used their computers and library books to conduct their research and compile their informational books, which they shared with classmates upon completion.

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Date Added: 2/28/2024

South Bay Celebrates Day of Play with Cardboard Arcade

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In recognition of Global Day of Play, South Bay Elementary School created a cardboard arcade on Feb. 7. Inspired by the true story of Caine’s Arcade, enrichment students in grades three, four and five created their own arcade games made of upcycled materials. The cardboard arcade was set up in the school’s cafeteria. Classes came down to visit and each student received a fun pass to play each game one time. The arcade was filled with everything one would expect including skeeball, basketball free throws, a crane machine, air hockey and a ring toss.

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Date Added: 2/9/2024