Principal's Message




Dear Families,


Welcome to Bayville School!  We are one of the four elementary schools in Berkeley Township.  Bayville School enrolls approximately 400 students from preschool to fourth grade providing instruction in mathematics, language arts literacy, science and social studies.  Our school offers full day and half day preschool and full day kindergarten as a means to institute foundational educational and social skills that will propel the students throughout their school years.  


Established in 1927, Bayville School was the original school in Berkeley Township School District.  Though the school itself has had additions and renovations, the main objective has remained constant: provide academic and social leadership to create lifelong learners in a safe and caring environment.


Bayville School offers basic skills instruction, ALPS, and English as a Second Language to ensure we reach the needs of every child.  Our guidance counselor and Child Study Team are also available to work in coordination with the regular and special education teachers.


Our students and staff have a multitude of technology at their disposal.  Along with three computer labs, Bayville School will implement a 1:1 initiative this year in grades 1-4.  These students will have their own personal Chromebook to be used in the classroom.  There is also an additional kindergarten tablet cart that can be utilized throughout the school year.   Each classroom has surround sound, Apple TV, a document reader, an LCD projector and an interactive whiteboard.


Although education is our passion, school security remains a priority.  There are cameras inside and outside of the school and on every bus in the district.  Any school visitor will be required to sign in and wear an identifiable badge upon entrance into the building.  We also practice our school security drills with the staff and students twice a month to ensure that correct procedures are followed in case of an emergency.


Bayville School PTA works diligently to enhance educational programs and provide memorable experiences for the students.  It is through their tireless work that we are able to offer all the “give backs” throughout the school year.   As always, we encourage parents to get involved in the PTA to make the school and the community even better.


Having a positive and open home-school communication is imperative in the educational process.  Parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers daily utilizing student planners, email addresses, or voicemail extensions.  Teacher information, as well as, news, calendar events, and other important information can be found on the school’s website.


Bayville School strives to encourage each student reach his or her potential, become productive citizens and lifelong learners.  I look forward to meeting and working with you in our quest to achieve these goals.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  My door is always open.  I cannot wait to meet all of our new students and welcome back our returning ones.  Welcome to the Bayville School family!


Steven Rieder
srieder@btboe.org