James H. Boyd Intermediate


Regular School Hours: 7:55 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Contact Information:

286 Cuba Hill Road
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 266-5430
Health Office: (631) 266-5481

Please call school nurse with absences - Mrs. Giardina 266-5481

Principal: Dr. Denise Toscano

The James H. Boyd Intermediate School provides students with a strong academic and social and emotional program that builds upon their foundational skills, while promoting critical thinking and problem solving.  James Boyd is a warm, nurturing environment that works to foster a love for learning.

Our academic program is aligned with the New York State Common Core Standards(http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards) . Students engage in reading and writing workshop daily through whole group, small group, reading partners, interactive read alouds and independent reading practice to build upon their skills (http://readingandwritingproject.org). Our classes are active in student to student learning opportunities to enhance and deepen student understanding. Students have mathematics daily and focus on computation and problem-solving. Our math program is an active hands-on approach that requires students to think critically and analytically with perseverance.

The math program challenges students to master their fluency facts, compute complex math problems and complete multi- step word problems. Students are taught various ways to solve math problems to deepen their understanding of the math concepts taught and not just getting the right answers. Social and Emotional Learning takes place throughout the day through discussions on literature, character education lessons and school wide initiatives. James H. Boyd works closely with Harley Avenue Primary school to ensure that the curriculums are aligned and provide students with the learning progressions they need to grow as successful learners.

The science program is based on the use of manipulative materials and activities according to grade level objectives.  Our newly renovated science lab will offer students an exciting hands-on learning environment. The social studies program is aligned with the New York State Social Studies Framework.  It incorporates the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and uses the C3 Inquiry Arc as instructional methodology. Social Studies practices are identified, as well as the key ideas, conceptual understandings, and content specifications. The district utilizes the Putman Boces Social Studies curriculum K-5 (https://www.pnwboces.org/ssela/index.htm).  In addition, both science and social studies content are supported through classroom read alouds. All classrooms have their own computers; the school has a comprehensive computer lab and  two chrome book traveling carts for students to utilize technology to enhance their learning experiences throughout the day.

Students also attend classes taught by specialists in art, music physical education, library and computers to broaden their knowledge and enrich the whole child.

Fourth and fifth graders are able to participate in before-and after-school musical performing groups in band, orchestra and chorus with instrumental music lessons given during the regular school day. Third graders are also able to participate in string lessons before school to build competency and to encourage participation in our 4th-5th grade orchestral program. Many students enjoy our comprehensive after-school clubs and activities program.

James H. Boyd is a supportive, student-centered learning environment that challenges students to reach their fullest potential.  James H. Boyd believes that all children can learn and succeed.


Elwood Union Free School District
Friday, November 27, 2015