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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Academics News

Guide dog visits pre-K classroom

Volunteers from Guiding Eyes for the Blind recently visited pre-K classrooms at TLC to educate students about living with a visual impairment and what their organization does to create and support life-changing connections between people and dogs. Cheryl Lawyer, a puppy trainer with Guiding Eyes, and her guide dog-in-training, Clyde, demonstrated the various ways that guide dogs […]

Sullivan nominated for Friends of Education Award

Sullivan nominated for Friends of Education Award

Sandy Sullivan, a first-grade literacy specialist at The Learning Community, has been nominated to receive CASDA’s Friends of Education Award. The award was introduced in 2015 to recognize the diverse contributions of dedicated individuals from all parts of the school community. Terry LaFountain, director of curriculum and instruction at B-P, nominated Sullivan for the award. […]

BPIS spelling bees crown three champions

BPIS spelling bees crown three champions

Winners of the fourth- and fifth-grade bees earned their place at the county-level competition, which will be held in Gloversville next month.

Ozobots teach BPMS students coding basics

Ozobots teach BPMS students coding basics

The robots are pre-programmed to respond to various color combinations within a given path.

Robotics team prepares for first competition of the year

Robotics team prepares for first competition of the year

The Nut Jobs will face off against 20 other teams from throughout the Capital Region at The Albany Academies on Saturday, January 14.

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