Welcome to Bennett Elementary School


Bennett is an intermediate elementary school comprised of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. We are committed to providing your child with a high-quality education rich in varied learning opportunities in academics, music, art, and sports.

I am Gabriel Buono, the proud Principal of Bennett Elementary.  I began my career as a substitute for this district, taught secondary science for ten years, have been the principal since 2007, and am an active resident in the community.

Our mission is to create an engaging, challenging, and safe learning environment that empowers all students to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. 

Our goal is for students to move onto middle school with the independence, confidence, self-awareness, empathy, and problem-solving skills to reach their maximum potential and succeed. Caregivers are a valued member of our school community. We believe a child’s education is a partnership between the home, school, and larger community. We value and welcome your participation. 


Contact Bennett School:
845-657-2354 fax 845-657-8504

Principal: Gabriel Buono gbuono@onteora.k12.ny.us
Secretaries: Gina Tucker gtucker@onteora.k12.ny.us and Deborah Hapeman dhapeman@onteora.k12.ny.us
Nurse: Brianna Ashmore bashmore@onteora.k12.ny.us

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