160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7500

Principal: JoAnn Scott

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.




South Bay at Homecoming



I Read to the Principal.

The below photo shows South Bay 4th graders from Mr. Egan's class, Nick and Landon, who read to their principal today. These two youngsters are also "taking their show on the road" this week, and read to the 2nd graders in Mrs. Febbraro's class yesterday, and will be reading to the Gr. K and 1 children in Ms. Granieri's class today. The book they chose, Piggy Pie Po, has rhyming text, so the boys will be giving their little listeners an opportunity to use the picture cues to help them read the rhyming words.




Peace Day Pinwheels -- celebration of International Peace Day




 Summer Reading and Summer Math Superstars

the children who were recognized for completing the summer reading and summer math assignments.





Important Links



Literacy Around the World

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March is Pick a Reading Partner month at South Bay, and this year's theme is “Read Around the World.”

As part of this year’s PARP program, each K-5 class has received its own reading passport, filled with blank pages. The pages in the passport are “stamped” with colorful stars when any student in the class participates in “Passport with the Principal.” To participate, the students sign up for a time to read with Principal JoAnn Scott, who then stamps their passport. Each stamp earns extra mileage points for their whole class.

South Bay Student Selected for SCMEA

Fifth-grader Xiang Xi Lin from South Bay Elementary was chosen for the Suffolk County Music Educators’ All-County orchestra. Lin, along with other select musicians from Suffolk County, participated in the SCMEA Division I West Orchestra concert on March 12 at Hauppauge High School. He is pictured here with South Bay Elementary School instrumental music teacher Dominique Powers (left) and South Bay Elementary School Principal JoAnn Scott.

Tower of Hearts

Tower of Hearts

Students at South Bay Elementary School worked together in groups on a Valentine’s Day STEM activity to engineer a tower made of gummy hearts and toothpicks.

Go Red Day

Go Red Day
South Bay donated $429.50 to the American Heart Association as a result of the school’s Go Red Day on Feb. 3. This amount exceeds their highest donation raised by nearly $100. The effort was spearheaded by fourth-grade teacher Mary-Ellen Paparella, the South Bay Student Council and Nicole Torres.

Ringing in Chinese New Year

Ringing in Chinese New Year

Third-graders in Debbie LoSardo’s class at South Bay celebrated the Chinese New Year on Jan. 27. Students learned about the differences and similarities in the cultures and created dragons, lanterns and zodiac signs.