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Empower each individual to make responsible choices, meet challenges, achieve personal success, and contribute to a global society.

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Steve Israel, the second principal of Birchwood Elementary School, explores

History & Mission

More than a century-and-a-half ago the people living in the Towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park and Watervliet (now Colonie) were required by the State Legislature to establish "Common School Districts" to educate children in their communities. This mandate resulted in the creation of the first "neighborhood schools," a concept that continues to be at the core of education in Niskayuna today.

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Mission Statement

Empower each individual to make responsible choices, meet challenges, achieve personal success, and contribute to a global society.