Edward J Russell (EJR) is a Pre-K to fifth grade elementary school with just under 600 students. EJR is located within the hamlet of Pine Bush, New York.
EJR welcomes a diverse and creative student population from families committed to their children’s education. EJR’s faculty and staff are dedicated to high quality teaching and learning and the development of the whole child.
The EJR school community has an active PTA which provides many programs and activities for students and their families.
At EJR, students engage in reading and writing across the curriculum and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) as well. Students also participate in the Unified Arts such as physical education, art, music and library as a part of their well-rounded educational experience.
Our mission at Edward J. Russell Elementary School is to create a challenging, supportive and safe learning environment where every child succeeds, nurturing the growth and development of the whole child. Students are encouraged to Dream Big because they can learn anything!
The Edward J. Russell Elementary School community will collaboratively create an engaging and challenging learning environment where all students grow academically, emotionally and socially, and become life-long learners and responsible contributing citizens in our ever changing world.