Yetman Avenue at Academy Avenue, 1878
Designated May 16, 1995
Built in 1878 for the growing community, it is the oldest school building on Staten Island still in use. The second story of this impressive brick building afforded a panoramic view of Raritan Bay that prompted the name, "Bay View Academy." An open belfry once stood atop the roof. A rear addition, constructed in 1896-97, housed the high school department. By the early 20th century, the school was once again overcrowded and a new elementary school was built on an adjacent lot facing Summit St. — today's P.S. 1.