About Us

The New Lebanon Central School District serves approximately 400 students in grades K-12. The district consists of one elementary school and one junior-senior high school.

The district is particularly proud of its small, school-centered community encompassing part of the five towns of New Lebanon, Canaan, Stephentown, Chatham, and East Nassau, active and involved parents, and active shared decision-making teams including students, parents, staff and administrators. New Lebanon consists of experienced, dedicated faculty, capable, caring support staff and administrators.

Walter B. Howard Elementary School is a small school with a proud rural heritage nestled between State Route 20 and Kinderhook Creek.  We take pride in our high academic expectations for all students.  This success rests squarely on the expertise of our teachers and other staff members who stop at nothing less than the best for each of the 200 students in our care.

New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School is located on Route 22, and serves approximately 250 students in grades 7 through 12. Our educational programs provide students with a broad range of courses – including Regents, accelerated classes, Advanced Placement, dual credit and elective choices – to meet the New York State Learning Standards for graduation. Small class sizes and differentiated instruction engage students in a safe and supportive learning environment. Students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. The district accepts out-of-district students at a tuition rate of $4,000 per student per year (billed quarterly).

Leslie WhitcombSuperintendent Leslie Whitcomb



Andrew Kourt

Elementary Principal Andrew Kourt
(518) 794-7600



Matthew KlafehnJr/Sr High School Principal Matthew Klafehn
(518) 794-7600



Asst. Principal/Atheltic Director Joshua NobleJr/Sr High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Joshua Noble
(518) 794-7600