“Let each become all he or she is capable of
Keene Central School continues to be a strong educational
institution in a community that provides strong support for our small school in
the Adirondacks. We strive to continue
to the longstanding tradition of providing a well-rounded learning environment
that allows students many opportunities to be successful.
The 2015-2016 school year will bring continued focus on
reading, writing and communication skills.
These skills are critical to our student’s success after they get out of
High School. With the shifts associated
with the Common Core Learning Standards, the skills identified above will allow
students unparalleled success with the increased rigor of the new standards.
As has been true in the past, Keene Central School does not
intend on teaching to the test. We will
continue to provide strong academic programming while addressing skills that
are required for the Common Core shift.
Students who connect better to their school community and are able to
connect their skills across multiple subjects/activities show better growth and
understanding which leads to higher achievement.
The current state of education in New York is
challenging. Keene faces just as many
challenges as other districts that include financial, academic and staffing
challenges. However, Keene’s community
makes all the difference in the ability of Keene Central School to continue
growing and meeting the ever-changing challenges facing education. We will continue to make educational and
academic choices that not only benefit our school, but our community as a
Thank you for your continued involvement and support.
A December Rainbow - the view from KCS! About Our School
Pictures courtesy of Natalie B.
Keene Central School is a
vital and cherished part of the community life and cultural tradition of Keene
Valley, NY. Located on the Au Sable River in the heart of the High Peaks region
of the Adirondacks, this rural K-12 public school serves the children of Keene/Keene
Valley in one building, under one roof.
Keene Central School
District is locally run, benefits from a close relationship among teachers,
staff, students and families, and is strengthened by unparalleled community
consistently ranks above average. Small class sizes allow for individualized
learning and flexibility within a traditional educational model and experienced
faculty members work closely together with parents to ensure that each child is
Keene Central School is one
of the most vibrant and highly regarded school districts in the region.