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Ward Melville High School

Address: 380 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3482
Main Office: (631) 730-4900
Principal: William S. Bernhard
Asst. Principals: Paul Gold (Gr. 10), Mike Jantzen (Gr. 11), Stacey Zeidman (Gr. 12)
Deans of Students: Matt Fyfe (Gr. 10), Jay Negus (Gr. 11-12)
College Board School Code: 331-740

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Course Placement Appeals

For those who wish to appeal course placements, ex: Regents to Honors, please send an email to the appropriate Department Head:

  • English: Joanna Cadolino
  • Math: Juliann Whitman
  • Science: Dr. Marnie Kula
  • Social Studies: Tracy Beauchamp
  • World Language: Kerry Golini


Hometown Wall of Honor

We are looking to honor any Ward Melville Alumni who have served in the Military on a Wall of Honor here at the High School. Click here for more information.

Current News

Fifth Annual Career Fair

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Three Village Central School District students gathered at the Ward Melville High School gymnasium for the district’s fifth annual career fair on Jan. 18. More than 75 businesses and organizations representing a number of industries were available to speak with students and their families about potential career paths.

Ahead of the event, seventh through 12th grade students were encouraged to take an interest profiler quiz to identify their interests and better navigate the fair. Through this quiz, students were able to learn about professions that are a suitable match to them. They then visited the booths that matched their profile results.

Many of the booths offered interactive activities for students. For example, Gabrielli Truck Sales had a tire changing station and students got behind the wheel of an impaired driving simulator that the Suffolk County Police Department brought along.

Each year, the fair is hosted by the 3V-IAB, or Industry Advisory Board. The 3V-IAB is a club that provides networking opportunities, internships and work experience with businesses across the area.

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Date Added: 1/20/2023

Service-Learning Technology Project

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Students taking explorations in technology at Ward Melville High School have recently completed a service-learning project to help their peers.

Mr. Flaiz and his students created custom footrests to help Mrs. Fenigstein provide her speech language students with adequate foot and postural support. Research has shown that how you sit can impact your ability to concentrate, process and remember new information, as well as improve self-confidence in learning.

Throughout this project, the technology students worked on improving their measuring, cutting, fastening, sanding and laser logo engraving skills. They were excited to create something that will be utilized for years to come.

Date Added: 1/18/2023

WMHS Student Illustrates Children’s Book

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A Ward Melville High School student is drawing new life into a book that sat on a shelf for years.

Ella Ignacio is a 10th grader at WMHS who resides at Angela’s House III in Stony Brook. Angela’s House is a nonprofit organization that cares for children with special health care needs, while providing supportive services for their families. Tracy Bloom is a Three Village employee who has worked as Ella’s one-to-one school nurse for years. Together, the pair recently completed the children’s book, “Do Skunks Think Skunks Stink?”

Tracy wrote the book with her son many years ago. Her son never illustrated the book, so it sat untouched for a while. When the pandemic hit and students were remote learning, Tracy encouraged Ella to help create illustrations.

“I knew Ella would be the perfect illustrator to bring this story to life,” Tracy said. “She is such a talented artist, and she captures the feelings of characters and delivers the message.”

Ella completed her drawings earlier this fall and the book was finally published. Tracy and Ella decided to sell the books for $25 as a fundraiser to benefit Angela’s House. For those interested in purchasing a book and supporting the cause, please contact Tracy Bloom at

Date Added: 1/9/2023

WMHS Students Excel on Math Competitions

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Fourteen students from Ward Melville High School recently qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, the second round in the Mathematical Association of America annual math competition. The AIME is a challenging competition offered for those who excelled on the American Mathematics Competition 10 and/or 12. It is a 15-question, three-hour examination.

Congratulations to the following students: Yujay An, Amy Chen, Alexandra Duan, Alexander Huang, Daniel Liang, Katherine Liang, Lijia Lin, Michael Lu, Kevin Shi, Alexander Song, Michael Wei, Benjamin Wu, Shirley Xiong and Matthias Yeh.

In addition to qualifying for AIME, several students won individual awards based on their AMC performance. Michael Lu, Alexander Song, Michael Wei and Shirley Xiong have earned a Certificate of Distinction, which is awarded to students that place in the top 2.5%. Alexander Song and Shirley Xiong have also earned the Honor Roll of Distinction, awarded to the highest-scoring students in the top 1%.

“Fourteen qualifying students is truly an amazing accomplishment for the Math Team,” Math Team adviser Aaron Tam said. “Out of 1,600 participating schools in the U.S., each school will have less than three students qualify on average. Most of our students qualified mainly because of their dedication and hard work, in addition to their natural abilities in math.”

Date Added: 1/3/2023

Students Step on Stage for ‘Mary Poppins’

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After weeks of hard work and rehearsals, Ward Melville High School students stepped on stage for a wonderful performance of “Mary Poppins.” The musical fantasy brings the audience to London where Mary Poppins becomes the nanny for the Banks family. Through her charm, lifestyle and unique way of doing things, Mary Poppins ultimately improves the Banks family dynamic.

Student-actors put on a total of four shows in front of a live audience. They were excited to take the audience inside of their story, filled with singing, dancing and heartwarming dialogue.

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Date Added: 12/19/2022