Elementary

Children planting in learning garden

Discover the exciting, hands-on curriculum at Nardin Elementary!

While visiting Nardin Elementary, both parents and students have the opportunity to meet our outstanding faculty and experience our learning environment, outside the limitations of New York State standardized testing, firsthand.

Depending on grade level, applicants may be required to visit for one school day, and Nardin Academy's current student ambassadors are eager to welcome each student to the Cleveland Avenue campus. Prospective students shadow a Nardin student in the current grade level and are matched according to interests, world language preferences, etc.

All incoming students are required to take an entrance test commensurate with their grade. For students entering grades 3 through grade 8, an admissions test is administered to students on their shadow day unless otherwise requested.

For students entering Kindergarten, a Saturday testing date is offered in January, or can be scheduled by appointment. For students entering first or second grades, please call to schedule a testing date.

For more information or to schedule a visit today contact Danielle Dodman, Director of Admissions at ddodman@nardin.org or 716-881-6262 x1030.

Admissions Events

Open House

Join the Nardin Academy Community for Open House!

Sunday, January 28

Learn more about our elementary program for boys and girls, kindergarten through 8th grade. Tour classrooms, meet students and teachers, and experience our rich and interactive learning community.

Kindergarten Experience

Learn more about our Elementary Kindergarten program during a morning of fun and exploration for parents and children.


Meet our teachers, connect with current students and parents, experience a classroom lesson, and enjoy a light breakfast in our scratch-cooked dining hall.