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Birch School
2400 Central Pkwy, Merrick, NY 11566

Birch School, one of three elementary schools in the Merrick School District, serves about 580 students fromMore kindergarten to grade six. The average class size is 22 students.

The children, parents and staff of the Birch School are dedicated to creating a learning environment that embraces the whole child. The school strives to provide a safe, friendly and cooperative atmosphere conducive to learning.

Kerri Schlissel is the school's principal. The Birch PTA presidents are Sigal Negrin and Lori Tanico.

Sacred Heart Parochial School
730 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566
Sacred Heart Parochial School is a Roman Catholic private school affiliated with the adjoining church. The school isMore celebrating its 50 year anniversary in 2010. The school offers a full curriculum of subjects for nursery school students, up through 8th grade, along with the teachings of the Catholic faith. The school offers a summer camp program for Pre-K through 8th grade. A wide variety of clubs and afterschool programs are available. Hot lunch is offered daily.
Progressive School of Long Island
1425 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566

This private, nonprofit school for students in K-8 was established in 1985 and has since grown from five students toMore 125. The school has consistently ranked at the top for state-sponsored tests.

In 2006, the school opened a middle school next door at 1439 Merrick Ave., thereby allowing it to offer classes up to the 8th grade. For the 2009-10 school year, tuition is $7,150 for K-6 and $9,150 for grades 7-8.  The school is also supported through donations and volunteers.

Eric and Evangelina Jacobson founded the school, and Eric remains the school's director while Evangelina teaches arts and crafts.

The Rainbow Connection Country Day School
2377 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566
The Rainbow Connection Country Day School is a day care center and a summer camp. It is for children in nursery schoolMore through the first grade.
Merrick Avenue Middle School
1870 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566

Merrick Avenue Middle School, one of two middle schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, is homeMore to nearly 1,000 students in grades 7-8. The average class size is 25 students.

Merrick Avenue was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in 2008. In addition to rigorous academic programs, the school also offers dozens of activities and clubs for its students.

The principal is Caryn Blum.