The New Lebanon Central School District serves approximately 400 students in grades K-12 encompassing part of the five towns of New Lebanon, Canaan, Stephentown, Chatham, and East Nassau. The district consists of one elementary school and one junior-senior high school. We offer small class sizes, challenging courses, NYS Master Teachers, and an abundance of athletic and art opportunities for students, many that rival those of larger districts. Our talented professional faculty is dedicated to seeing that all students receive the instruction that they need.
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 regularly work on curriculum development, attend conferences and seminars, grade level meetings and ongoing review of classroom and State assessment results. Our PTA has active and involved parents that help organize a variety of events that bring our school community together monthly.
New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School is located on Route 22, and serves students in grades 7 through 12. Our educational programs provide students with a broad range of courses to pursue academic and personal interests including Regents, accelerated classes, Advanced Placement, dual credit and elective choices. Students and parents meet yearly with their school counselor to develop individual graduation plans. This individualized attention is intended to help students gain the academic background and explore career options, which will lead them to what will be best for their futures. We continually review our course offerings to provide the most relevant and valuable curricula possible. 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 and performing arts programs. The district accepts out-of-district students at a tuition rate of $4,000 per student per year (billed quarterly).
Superintendent Leslie Whitcomb
Elementary Principal Joshua Noble
Jr/Sr High School Principal Matthew Klafehn
Jr/Sr High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Stephanie Luce