About Our Programs


  • Full-range special education services including pre-school special education support.  
  • Universal Pre-K (UPK) is a special early childhood program funded by the New York State Education Department and contracted by the District to provide an early learning experience for the children of eligible families. Programs are run by independent certified childcare providers and managed by the District. Eligible children must be 4 years old by December 1st.  Space is limited.


  • Full Day Kindergarten;
  • Art, music and physical education beginning in kindergarten;
  • 1:1 Chromebook for K-4.

Middle School

  • Team structure at the middle school;
  • Foreign Language begins in 6th grade as an introductory course; 7th graders take foreign language every day for the year;
  • Instrumental instruction beginning in the 5th grade;
  • Over 10 clubs in the middle school;
  • One (1) full-scale theater production annually at the middle school.

High School

  • 12 Advanced Placement courses at PRHS;
  • Fifteen (15) college credit courses from the State University of New York (SUNY);
  • One (1) college credit course from Syracuse University;
  • NYS Seal of Biliteracy program participant;
  • New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) program participant;
  • BOCES Career Education Center participant;
  • New Visions Health Careers at Rockland BOCES participant;
  • Ten (10) honor societies;
  • Over 30 clubs in the high school;
  • Over 70 athletic teams: modified, junior varsity, varsity;
  • Multiple intramural sports teams;
  • Three (3) full-scale theater productions annually at the high school;
  • Science lab.


A differentiated educational program responds to the varying needs of advanced learners by challenging their intellectual talents. Enrichment, alternative, accelerated and individually prescribed activities are provided within regular classroom studies in grades 1 through 7. At the high school, enrichment is offered through honors, college and Advanced Placement courses.


FLEx - Flexible Learning Exchange - is a period of time set aside in each elementary school day for students in grades kindergarten through four to receive a variety of enrichment and/or support services as an extension of their classroom instruction. During FLEx, students may receive academic intervention, speech, resource room, occupational and/or physical therapy for anywhere from 20 - 45 minutes. Classroom learning experiences may include centers or provide reinforcement for groups or individuals. Students also use this time for research, writing and technical activities.

Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning

The district provides a 1:1 Chromebook for all students to use both at home and in school; Interactive Flat Panels and internet-connected mobile teacher towers in each school; four academic technology classrooms in the middle school and two in the high school; Opals library systems; networked color printers; PASCO probes in the high school science lab; teacher input into software selection; In-house technology training; two full-time instructional technology coaches who work with teachers to integrate technology in the classroom; One full-time technology director and BOCES contract agreements for support.  

Title I

The Title I (academic intervention) in reading, writing and math provides skills, comprehension and concept development for students who demonstrate needs in these areas. Placement in this program is based on teacher recommendation, evaluation of classroom performance and analysis of standardized test results.

Parent Involvement

  • Four (4) PTAs - one at each elementary and middle school;
  • One (1) PTSA at the high school;
  • Monthly Parent Advisory Council meetings with parents and administrators;
  • Parent University;
  • Representation on Building Leadership Teams, Interview Committees, Budget Vote Committee, Special Task Forces.

Community Support

Pearl River School District's students widely benefit from our local community's support of our schools through PTA-sponsored programs, community scholarships and community service opportunities.