New Lebanon School Magnet Public Open House & Tour Set for Feb 23

About a week before opening, the new New Lebanon School, Feb 14, 2019

The existing New Lebanon School, constructed in the 1950s, features a small gymnasium and a miniature cafeteria that results in lunch running from 10:0am until 1:00pm. The common rooms are vastly undersized, which impacts programming in the building. Longtime staff recall a time the school’s enrollment was much lower. In fact, 20 years ago the enrollment was about 180 students. Today the enrollment is 265. As the school became crowded, pre-school was taken away and not replaced. More recently, the district opted to house the entire kindergarten in the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center, a windowless space across the street on Delavan Ave, a move that brought a modicum of relief. The Lebanon “annex” allowed an additional homeroom at the main building and enabled OT and PT to be moved off the auditorium stage. Since June 2015, the New Lebanon building committee worked in earnest to plan a replacement of the crowded, too-small school, which is designated by the state to be racially imbalanced. A definition of “racial imbalance” is calculated on a school’s population having 25% more or less than the town’s overall minority population.

The next generation in schools is here! The new New Lebanon School, a Pre-K – 5th grade International Baccalaureate Magnet School, opens on February 20. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted.

Saturday, Feb 23:

10:00am Opening Presentation, Ribbon Cutting, Refreshments and a Tour

1:00pm Open House and Tour:

Tour the New State-of-the Art Building

Innovative environment designed to enhance personalized learning

• Open floor plans, natural light interior, flexible furnishings
• Skylit learning commons, cozy group collaboration spaces
• Science lab, instrumental practice room, professional performance space
• Advanced technology, computer lab
• Environmentally LEED Gold rating pending

Learn about our Accredited International Baccalaureate Program

Rigorous, multidisciplinary inquiry-based program

• Personalized learning, global perspectives
• Spanish instruction beginning in kindergarten
• Bilingual Spanish instruction for native speakers
• After-school and summer enrichment programs


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Meet our welcoming and diverse community:

Our school is renowned for warmth and inclusiveness

• Parental/family support and engagement programs
• Rich cultural experiences
• Community partnerships

New Lebanon School is located at 25 Mead Ave in Byram.