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Students with their homemade wind turbine

Students in Cindy Sengenberger’s eighth-grade STEM class test a homemade wind turbine.

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District offers a rigorous, innovative and high-quality academic program that meets children where they are, whether they require enrichment or need extra help.

Broadalbin-Perth offers a pre-K through grade 12 program. Students continually build on their skills throughout their school careers, allowing each student to reach his or her academic potential and develop a desire for lifelong learning.

The district is dedicated to preparing students for college and careers by providing educational programs that align with individual students’ interests, talents and needs, as well as the New York State Department of Education’s learning standards.

Learn more about the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District on the NYSED website.

The Learning Community

Educational programs at the The Learning Community at Broadalbin Perth, which includes pre-kindergarten through second grade, are designed to foster a nurturing, safe, orderly environment that enhances students’ social and academic growth.

Although TLC serves the youngest learners in the district, the school’s academic program is rigorous. It is designed to provide all learners with a solid foundation in reading, writing, math and speech, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Small-group instruction and student-to-student interaction encourages a balance between the academic and social aspects of children’s development. Read more about The Learning Community academics »

Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School

Academic programs at the intermediate school, which includes grades 3-5, builds on the foundational skills students acquired during the primary grades and provides them with greater academic challenges while taking into account individual student learning needs.

Teachers and students at the intermediate school take a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning. For instance, English language arts classes include books on social studies and science topics, so students touch on multiple curricula throughout the day. Read more about B-P Intermediate School academics »

Broadalbin-Perth Middle School

Faculty and staff at the middle school focus on the success of every student and strive to foster student achievement in an environment that is both supportive and academically challenging.

Students at the middle school complete coursework in the core subjects of math, English, social studies and science, as well as art, music, technology, physical education, computer technology, health, foreign language, and family and consumer sciences. Read more about B-P Middles School academics»

Broadalbin-Perth High School

With a focus on preparing students to be ready for college and careers, Broadalbin-Perth High School provides a rigorous academic program that includes plenty of support to help ensure each student’s individual success.

The high school curriculum emphasizes English Language Arts and math skills as students work toward graduation. Broadalbin-Perth is continuing to strengthen its offerings in courses related to science, technology, engineering, art and math — known as STEAM.

Broadalbin-Perth strives to place each student in a program that aligns with his or her interests and strengths. Faculty at BPHS encourage students to set their own learning targets so they can persevere on their own paths to graduation. Read more about B-P High School academics»

Academics News

Students give tech talk to seniors

B-P senior Evan Smith and junior Jared Eipp on Oct. 25 presented a lunchtime session about technology designed for senior citizens in the community. As part of the Parent University session, the students provided an overview of technology systems to help seniors become more comfortable with technology. During the tutorial, the students helped participants navigate […]

Changes ahead for science education statewide

Schools all over New York state are beginning to phase in new science standards that set expectations for what all students should know and be able to do from prekindergarten to twelfth grade. Your child’s science class at Broadalbin-Perth may start to look different in the 2017-18 school year as his or her school begins […]

Graduating seniors walk the halls in caps and gowns

Graduating seniors walk the halls in caps and gowns

While “Pomp and Circumstance” played over the loudspeaker, members of the Class of 2017 on Thursday walked the halls of each of Broadalbin-Perth’s four schools, cheered on by students and teachers alike.

Blattner Energy donates $2,000 to KidWind teams

Blattner Energy donates $2,000 to KidWind teams

The donation from Blattner is a big boost to the KidWind teams, which are trying to raise $15,000 for their trip to Anaheim.

Public speaking class performs at TLC

Public speaking class performs at TLC

As part of their fourth quarter curriculum, students in Alycia Spraker’s public speaking class were given the opportunity to choose an activity in which they could demonstrate some of their recently learned skills. Overwhelmingly, the class decided to incorporate TLC students, who they performed for last year as well. Spraker’s class selected a few well-known fairy […]

More information

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress, contact his or her teacher. If you have questions about the academic program at B-P, contact Terry LaFountain. Questions, comments or concerns about the BPCSD Parent Engagement Policy or any issues of violation of a federal statute or regulation that applies to Title I, Part A programs also should be directed to Mrs. LaFountain.

Terry LaFountain
Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Grants
518.954.2621
LafountainT@bpcsd.org