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Beach Street Middle School

17 Beach Street, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 930-1600

Beach Principal







Mr. Andrew O'Farrell,  Principal

Principal's Secretary: Vickie Wolff

Ms. Donna DeFreitas, Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal's Secretary: Lisa Chiarelli

Nurse: Christine Kerrigan
Phone: (631) 930-1620
Fax: (631) 893-3027

Counseling Department Website

Regents Science Choice Grade 8 2019-20 School Year

Grades 6-8

School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:38 pm 

PTA President:  Dianna Kolman

All requests for records and inquiries may be made by calling Beach Street’s main office or guidance at 631-930-1600/1610.


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Summer Activities

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Click here for information on Summer Camps, Reading, Summer School and Back-to-School Supplies

Young Scientists Present Findings at Research Symposium

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Science research students from the high school and middle schools recently presented their culminating research projects at the annual West Islip Research Symposium. In attendance was New York State Assemblyman Mike LiPetri, who commended the students for their outstanding work.

Research seniors, many of whom participated in the program for all four years of high school, discussed their experiences, including work they performed as part of the SPARK program at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Barcode Long Island program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, as well as research they conducted in the high school’s research lab. The night culminated in a poster session where all students presented their research findings.

Spring Into Wellness Focused on Mindfulness

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As part of an expanding mindfulness initiative, the district’s Health & Wellness Alliance recently sponsored its first Spring Into Wellness event, giving attending families the chance to participate in an evening of relaxation and fun, focused on yoga, art therapy and mindfulness activities. The program also included an opening overview from Mission Be educator Carin Winter, who shared research and health benefits of engaging in mindfulness practices.