John G. Prendergast School

Joseph Apicella, Principal 

Sherrod McNeill, Assistant Principal


Faith Walker, Keirsten LaRue, Jenna Fasciano, Malori Shortell, Natalie Jones and Maya Frager met with Consulting Chef John to discuss healthier lunch options. The group agreed that more fresh fruits and vegetables and salad options would help students make healthier choices at lunch.  The  feedback from the student "lunch panel" was connected to the District's VITHALS collaboration with Griffin Hospital to promote better health for the students.  The cafeteria recently introduced NUVAL nutrition scores for all lunch items.  The scores rank foods from 0-100 based on their nutritional content. 

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Our Mission

The mission of John G. Prendergast School is to establish a nurturing and challenging learning environment where the school, family, and community form a partnership to ensure each student can reach his or her maximum potential. As a result, all students will become confident lifelong learners and contributing members of a diverse society.

John G. Prendergast School is the home of over 810 K-6 scholars. Mr. Apicella, Principal and Mr. McNeill, Assistant Principal, work relentlessly with a staff of over 140 to support, challenge, motivate and inspire students as they acquire the skills necessary to be life long learners and leaders.

In order to build strong parent and community relationships, to accomplish the goals of our school improvement plan and to maximize the learning of all our students, Mr. Apicella, Mr. McNeill and the staff have an “open door” policy. We invite parents and community members to have “face to face” conversations with administrators and staff in order to be informed of the goals of the school, the accomplishments of our learning community and to exchange ideas.

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Time Schedule

Regular School Day
8:45 a.m. ~ 3:20 p.m

Delayed Opening Schedule
10:45 a.m. ~ 3:20 p.m. 

Early Dismissal Schedule
8:45 a.m. ~ 1:50 p.m.

For delayed openings and cancellations due to inclement weather, please listen to your local radio and televison stations.

Contact Us

Main Phone (203) 736-5080
Fax (203) 736-1045

Attendance Line
(203) 736-5021

Central Office
(203) 736-5095

Central Office Fax
(203) 736-5098