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Delaware Community School

 

Delaware Community School

Home of the Dual Language Program

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

 

43 Bertha St., Albany, NY  12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6750

Fax: (518) 475-6754

 

Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., Principal

E-mail: klein@albany.k12.ny.us

Amelia Gallagher, Assistant Principal

E-mail: agallagher1@albany.k12.ny.us

 

School times

  • Building opens -- 8:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 8:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends --3:35 p.m.

Upcoming events

 

  • Thursday, Dec. 20 -- Winter Concerts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (evening concert is at Hackett)
  • Monday, Dec. 24-Tuesday, Jan. 1 -- No school, Holiday Recess

 

2018-19 news and information

  • Building leadership capacity -- In the City School District of Albany, building leadership capacity and increasing accountability is one of our primary goals to help all of our students succeed. On Oct. 23, Delaware Community School Principal Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., presented at a national conference in Dallas on exactly how that has happened in his building. This video showcases Dr. Lein and members of Delaware’s behavior and building leadership teams discussing how their collective actions have created a positive shift in their school’s atmosphere, which directly supports increased student success.
  • Delaware's new assistant principal -- The Board of Education has appointed Amelia Gallagher to assume the role of assistant principal at Delaware Community School effective Aug. 27 (MORE).
  • A Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary -- Delaware Community School fourth graders joined students from all over New York State for a day of hands-on learning. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don't need a Facebook account ot view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now." 
  • Pie Party -- To express gratitude before Thanksgiving, kindergarteners treated loved ones to songs and sweets. Here is a link to the cute event. You don't need a Facebook account ot view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now." 

About Delaware Community School
Formerly Public School 18, Delaware Community School is the City School District of Albany's only school offering a bilingual education program, the Dual Language Program, which teaches students in both English and Spanish. The original P.S. 18 was razed and rebuilt as Delaware Community School, which opened in 2007.


The 50,000-square-foot building serves approximately 470 students and features space for parent and community groups to meet. Some other features include modern art and music rooms, a state-of-the-art library/media center, a cafetorium and a larger gymnasium, and a playground.


The school's mission is to provide an environment in which students can achieve their academic potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity.

 

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6750 in the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 
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