District Contact Information
 

Department

Phone Number

Switchboard 563-3400
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 563-3420
Physical Education and Athletics 563-5419
Career & Technical Education 563-5596
Fine, Visual & Performing Arts 563-7920
Section 504 Services 563-8511
Response to Intervention & Academic Intervention Services 563-8511
Special Education, Grades Pre-K - 12 563-8520
Transportation 568-6833
Security563-3621


2013-2014 School Start/End Times
 
Student Arrival & Dismissal
SchoolArrivalBus Dism.Walker Dism.
NFA Main7:15AM2:00PMPrin. Disc.
NFA North7:15AM2:00PMPrin. Disc.
Heritage MS7:00 - 7:10AM2:00PMPrin. Disc.
South MS6:45-7:00AM2:00PMPrin. Disc.
 
Meadow Hill K-88:15AM3:00PM2:55PM
Temple Hill K-88:15AM3:00PM2:55PM
GAMS K-68:15AM3:00PM2:50PM
Vails Gate8:15AM3:00PM2:50PM
 
Balmville9:15AM4:00PM3:40PM
Fostertown9:15AM4:00PM3:50PM
Gardnertown9:15AM4:00PM4:00PM
Horizons9:15AM4:00PM3:50PM
New Windsor9:15AM4:00PM3:40PM



 
School General Information & Contact
 
     The Newburgh Enlarged City School District offers families the choice of schools throughout the district. Many of our elementary schools offer specialized programs according to their themes. Some schools provide unique programs and services based on a variety of student characteristics. Our secondary schools are organized into smaller schools-within-a-school, called houses or academies. All of our schools subscribe to the mission, vision, and core values and beliefs of the District, and share a common curriculum and common assessments in all the content areas.

Pre-K Program

The Universal Pre-K Program provides a comprehensive, age-appropriate program for eligible District four-year olds. The daily program is thoughtfully planned and continually evaluated in terms of the long-range goal of meeting the educational needs of young children. Learning is recognized as an individual process, varying in rate and mode. It is enhanced by carefully planned interactions with objects, materials, people and experiences, which are provided by adults who encourage experimentation and questioning. The typical day and the program plan have the same general characteristics: flexibility, variety of choice, balance between individual and group activities, and vigorous and quiet activities. The Universal Pre-K Program contributes to the continuing growth of young children’s knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. The Universal Pre-K Program is available at the following schools: Balmville, Gardnertown, Horizons-on-the-Hudson, and New Windsor and through our community partners at Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Newburgh Day Nursery and Windsor Academy. The program serves approximately 633 four-year olds through an open-enrollment process. Registration Forms and Information

In-District Pre-K Program Sites

Pre-K Program Providers

Balmville Communications and Media Center845-563-8550Head Start of Eastern Orange County845-562-0380
Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School845-568-6400Windsor Academy845-562-3711
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Magnet School845-563-3725SUNY Orange Lab School (KinderCollege)845-341-9056
New Windsor School845-563-3700Little Harvard845-565-6112
   Sacred Heart 845-561-1433
 


Elementary Schools - Grades K-5

School

School Highlights

Administration

Office #s

Parent/Teacher Group

Balmville Communications & Media Center
5144 Rte. 9W, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.balmville.newburghschools.org
Universal Pre-Kindergarten; Black Rock Forest-Outdoor Education Program; Community Vegetable Garden; Fitness Club; Student-Run TV Studio; Balmville Student Council Joan Goudy-Crosson, Principal
Beverley Johnson, Assistant Principal
Main: 563-8550
Health: 563-8555
PTA Contact
Heather Christy-Robinson
Fostertown ETC Magnet School
364 Fostertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.fostertown.newburghschools.org
Creative and Performing Arts & Dual Language Maritza Ramos, Principal
Ciria Briscoe-Perez, Acting Asst. Principal
Main: 568-6425
Health: 568-6431
PTC Contact
Elena Alvarez
Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School
6 Plattekill Turnpike, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.gardnertown.newburghschools.org
Fundamental Program Lillian Torres, Principal
Laura Bair, Assistant Principal
Main: 568-6400
Health: 568-6411
PTO Contact
Melanie Evans / Staci Segali
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Magnet School
137 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.horizons.newburghschools.org
Gifted and Talented Program; International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme; National Elementary Honor Society; HOH Student Council Lisa Buon, Principal
TBA, Assistant Principal
Main: 563-3725
Health: 563-3733
PTA Contact
Sherry Casey
New Windsor School
175 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553
www.newwindsor.newburghschools.org
Humanities Through Literature Terry Lucas, Principal
Dr. Ralph Maloy, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-3700
Health: 563-3710
PTO Contact
Laura Newby
Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School
400 Old Forge Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
www.vailsgate.newburghschools.org
Technology Program with Science/Math Emphasis Ebony Green, Acting Principal
Dwayne D’Avilar, Assistant Principal
Main: 563-7900
Health: 563-7907
PTO Contact
Susan Manning


K-8 Schools

School

School Highlights

Administration

Office #s

Parent/Teacher Group

GAMS Tech Magnet School (currently K-6)
300 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.gams.newburghschools.org
Science and Technology Program; Post Office; School Store Melinda Lamarche, Principal
Danny Dottin, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-8450
Health: 563-8468
PTO Contact
Karen Bullock
Carol Helm
Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School
124 Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.meadowhill.newburghschools.org
Italian and Spanish Language Programs provide students with the opportunity to experience a multicultural approach to learning. Lynnette Brunger, Principal
Dennis Camt, Asst. Principal
Margaret Chesser, Asst. Principal
Main: 568-6600
Health :568-6636
PTO Contact
Terry Mott
Temple Hill Academy
525 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553
www.templehill.newburghschools.org
Preparing Our Students to Be College and Career Ready Ventura Lopez, Principal
David Berryann, Asst. Principal
Jamal Lewis, Asst. Principal
Main: 568-6450
Health: 568-6479
PTO Contact
Lisa Zylberberg


Middle Schools - Grades 6-8

School

School Highlights

Administration

Office #s

Parent/Teacher Group

Heritage Middle School
405 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553
www.heritage.newburghschools.org
Creative Media and Communications House
Law and Forensics House The Green Team
Raul Rodriguez, Principal
Timothy Bohlke, Asst. Principal
Dr. Larry Woods, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-3750
Health: 563-3760
Parent-Teacher Org Contact
heritagemiddleschoolpto@gmail.com
South Middle School
33-63 Monument Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.south.newburghschools.org
Community and Government House
Engineering/Technology House
Fine and Performing Arts House
Michael Ragusa, Principal
Karriem Bunce, Asst. Principal
Rachel Schuyler, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-7000
Health: 563-7022
PTG Contact
Lisa Sickler


Excelsior Academy - Grades 9-14

School

Program

Administration

Office #s

Parent/Teacher Group

Excelsior Academy
201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12553
www.excelsior.newburghschools.org
Excelsior Academy is a 9-14 model where students will complete high school, earn a college degree, and be ready to begin a career by the time they graduate. It is part of the NYS P-TECH program that will prepare students for high-skills technology jobs of the future. The length of enrolment is tailored to the learning needs and educational goals of each student. Kevin Rothman, House Principal
Main: 568-6717
excelsior@necsd.net
N/A


Newburgh Free Academy - Grades 9-12

School

Program

Administration

Office #s

Parent/Teacher Group

Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus
201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12553
www.nfa.newburghschools.org
Liberal Arts and Applied Science House
Humanities House
Academy House
   AARTS Academy
   Communications Academy
Matteo Doddo, Executive Principal
Melissa Siegel, Vice Principal
Dr. Clarence Cooper, Asst. Principal
Roberto Cruz, Asst. Principal
Scott Prokosch, Asst. Principal
Steven Schuyler, Asst. Principal
Jeffrey Woody, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-5400
Health: 563-5471
Parent Council Contact
Susan Valentino
Newburgh Free Academy North Campus
301 Robinson Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
www.nfa.newburghschools.org
Forensics, Security and Law Academy
Health and Human Services Academy
Real World Science and Technology Academy
Matteo Doddo, Executive Principal
Jessica Layne, Asst. Principal
Donald Armand, Asst. Principal
Susan Valentino, Asst. Principal
Main: 563-8400
Health: 563-8416
Parent Council Contact
Susan Valentino