1260 Meadowbrook Rd
Merrick, NY 11566
Susan Ellinghaus

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

- Anne Frank

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The Meadowbrook Alternative Program (MAP) promotes Honor, Excellence, Respect, and Optimism in students who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional high school settings.

MAP students succeed through their engagement in a rigorous academic program consisting of  personalized classroom, real world, and service learning experience delivered in the context of a nurturing and challenging learning community.

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Pomp and Circumstance at MAP

Twenty-two students graduated from the Meadowbrook Alternative Program on June 22.

The program, which celebrated its eighth year, is run by Principal Susan Ellinghaus and promotes honor, excellence, respect and optimism in its students, who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional high school settings.

The ceremony featured a presentation of awards and scholarships for students, as well as a special recognition for MAP’s Key Club members, who began their own chapter of the organization this year.

This year’s Valedictorian Michael Nussenblatt and Salutatorian Breanna Tardo were full of appreciation for the program in their speeches, and diplomas were dispersed by Dr. Joseph Netto, the school psychologist.

District Celebrates the Arts


Bellmore-Merrick recently held its biannual Celebration of the Arts at the Brookside School with a stunning collection of work and showcases from student-artists across the district.

Attended by community members, students, art teachers, art supervisors, building principals, the Board of Education and Superintendent John DeTommaso, the arts celebration included a magnificent gallery of hundreds of pieces of student artwork and an array of extraordinary musical presentations.  

Browse the photo gallery to view some of the stunning artwork.