Farmingville Elementary School 

Where good things grow

Welcome to Farmingville Elementary School, where good things grow. Learning and fun go hand in hand in our kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. We are a tight-knit community of children, teachers, staff, and parents who work together to nurture the academic and personal success of every student in our care.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our district, our school, and the excellent programs and services we offer our students.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Farmingville Elementary Community,

Welcome! I'm proud to introduce myself as the principal at Farmingville Elementary, a vibrant educational community where our children's social, emotional, and learning needs guide our work. FES teachers, staff, and parents have more than 50 years of experience working together to provide students with a positive and balanced learning environment. In fact, there has been a Ridgefield school on this site since 1840 (with a break in the 1930s). Each day, we open our doors to approximately 300 children, averaging three classes per grade level.

During a typical day here at Farmingville Elementary, your children have a myriad of differentiated opportunities to grow academically, physically, and socially. Our faculty and staff are professionals skilled in honing the developmental abilities of our students. We offer our students a rigorous, researched-based curriculum, and we encourage each child to be an active participant in his or her own learning. At FES, it is a privilege and a joy to support each child’s growth in academic and social resilience, resourcefulness, and independence.

There is a true Farmingville School spirit that touches everything we do here. I would like to thank our parents and community members for working so closely with our educational team to create some truly unique learning experiences for our students during their time here at FES. Please come to me with your questions and concerns throughout the school year—my door is always open.


Susan Gately

Susan Gately
Farmingville Elementary School Principal