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About our school

Address: 117 Grand Street, PO Box 648, Altamont, NY 12009-0648
Directions to Altamont Elementary School

Phone: 518-861-8528
Fax: 518-861-5189

Principal
Peter Brabant

Opening and dismissal times
Please visit our Transportation pages

Supply lists (2014-15)

Following are the common supplies needed for each grade level. With the August placement letter, parents will receive this list as well as information about any additional items that your child's teacher may request. Please note that this is only the basic list of supplies. Kindergarten through fifth grade supply lists (PDF)

About our school
Constructed in 1953 with additions and upgrades in 1957, 1961, 1989, and 2009, Altamont Elementary School is home to approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to the principal, there are 29 classroom and special area teachers, including a full-time social worker, a part-time English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and a part-time school psychologist. There is also numerous support staff which includes teaching assistants, aides and monitors, cafeteria workers, custodians and office staff.

Results on the English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies assessments indicate that Altamont students consistently score well above the New York State average. View Altamont's most recent New York State School Report Card

Other features of the Altamont Elementary School program include:

Designation by the United States Department of Education as a No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon School (2007). The award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. Learn morE

A learning community which supports the growth of the whole child – social, academic and physical.

A child-centered, developmentally appropriate approach in all curriculum areas.

A culture of caring is an essential characteristic of the school community, with many events and programs designed to encourage respect.

An active building cabinet exemplifying the shared decision making process.

Teacher leaders in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies work closely with the staff and administration.

An emphasis on professional development as a vital component of our educational program.

An active and supportive PTA and community.

Parents often volunteer and feel comfortable visiting classrooms.

School-wide social worker services which offer opportunities for Banana Splits, friendship groups, push-in programs and community building to prevent bullying.

A strong commitment to art, physical education, music, drama and other enrichment activities.