The New Interdisciplinary School

The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) is a non-profit early childhood learning center founded in 1976. NIS is an approved New York State Education Department 4410 preschool provider, and approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) as a child care center. NIS serves over 400 children from infancy to age five with and without disabilities. NIS's main site is in a 35,000 square foot child-centered building, with four state of the art outdoor playgrounds and a newly established outdoor learning center. NIS offers a licensed child care program for infants and toddlers, nursery school, an on-site Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) class through the Longwood School District, and a centered-based early intervention enhanced group. We also have CBO agreements to provide UPK classes at Charles E. Walters (Longwood) and UPK and integrated special education classes at Eagle (Patchogue-Medford) Elementary School. 

Date Founded: 1976

President & CEO: Walter W. Stockton

Executive Director: Jay Silverstein, P.h.D.

Administrative Office Location & Contact: 430 Sills Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Tel: (631) 924-5583



Number of People Supported: 350 Students

  • 168 Special Education Students at NIS
  • 38 Typical Students at NIS
  • 33 Longwood UPK at NIS
  • 51 Longwood UPK at Charles E. Walter School
  • 28 Pat-Med UPK at Eagle Elementary School
  • 8 Special Education Pat-Med at Eagle Elementary School
  • 176 Special Education Students (total)
  • 150 Nuero-typical Students (total)
  • 350 Student Body (total)

Number of Employees: 165 Employees

Operating Budget: $8.9 Million

Oversight & Funding Agencies: NYSED (New York State Education Department); OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services)


NIS Contacts & Locations

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The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS)

430 Sills Rd, Yaphank, NY 11980



FAX 631.924.5687

Open Monday - Friday

7:00AM - 5:00PM



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