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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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Important Phone Numbers


Important Dates for 2022-23 School Year


School Updates



The Three Village Industry Advisory Board (3V-IAB) is currently recruiting new students! Apply to be part of an organization that is comprised of students, local business members, teachers and administrators. The 3V-IAB's mission is to create valuable events/programs to best prepare Ward Melville students for college, careers and the real world! Join to have a voice, represent your peers, and create fun, meaningful programs!!

Student meetings are on Friday's (approx. 2 a month) and full membership meetings are usually every 30 - 45 days (more frequently leading up to events). Two of our main events that you will be planning are the annual Career Exploration Fair and Money Talks. The student application is attached. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 30, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.  Please use Kami to fill out the app and turn it in to Ms. Littman in Rm. 106 during periods 1, 3, 4

Click here to view the Application


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

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Eleven students from Ward Melville High School were named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to Adam Bear, Alexander Dong, Luke Hou, Benjamin Proothi, Riya Sangwan, Peter Sloniewsky, Serene Stoller, Kate Sun, Isabel Xu, Dorian Zhou and Mikaeel Zohair.

These students are among the approximately 16,000 academically talented high school seniors from across the nation to be named semifinalists. High school juniors entered the scholarship program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

The program’s semifinalists have the opportunity to advance in the competition to win scholarships worth nearly $28 million in total. About 95% of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing after submitting a detailed scholarship application. Finalists are expected to be announced in February. Congratulations to these Ward Melville High School students on this outstanding accomplishment!

Date Added: 9/22/2022

Ward Melville High School Honored by State Athletic Association

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. honored Ward Melville High School by naming it a School of Distinction for the 2021-22 school year.

Ward Melville High School was designated a School of Distinction for having 100% of its varsity teams qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports season. This year, only 86 schools in the state earned this honor.

This prestigious award unites varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. School of Distinction winners will be presented a certificate and commemorative award this fall.

Date Added: 8/5/2022

Students Share Their Craft During Summer Program

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Ward Melville High School students Ella O’Connor and Ava Micena recently planned and taught a “Young Nature Writers Workshop” at Avalon Nature Preserve in Stony Brook. Each day, participants hiked the preserve, read from important poets and wrote poems of their own, as part of the Writers Cabin program at Avalon. Under the mentorship of P.J. Gelinas Junior High School teacher Doug Elliot, these award-winning high school writers treated participants to a great week in the outdoors.

Date Added: 7/25/2022