The school district
The Middleburgh Central School District is a dynamic educational
community located in the Helderberg Mountains of Schoharie
County, New York, southwest of the Capital Region area.
The school district's motto is "MCS KNIGHTS SUCCEED." Read the
school district's mission statement
here. Download the mission statement as a PDF
here. View a short video (wmv file - 1:24 in length)
developed in September 2009 about the school district and it's
here. You will need to have video-viewing software
installed on your computer in order to view the video.
Here is the
school district's alma mater with a short piano audio clip.
The elementary school, above, and the middle school/high
school, below, serve Middleburgh's more than 900 students.
Middleburgh's school district was served originally by a
one-room school house. On the site of the current high school,
another school was located. That school existed until the
current building was erected early in the twentieth century.
Today, students come from
11 towns in eastern
and southern Schoharie County and western Albany County to attend MCS – at 181 square
miles, one of the largest school districts in the state in terms
The school district has two buildings – the
(425 preK-grade 5 students) and the
middle school/high school
(475 grades 6-12 students) -
that are both located on Main Street in Middleburgh. The
school (grades 6-8) is housed on the top floor of the high
Approximately 85 faculty members and 100 non-instructional and
professional staff interact and work with students every day.
Each grade has approximately 60-75 students. Middleburgh is
known for small class sizes, many of which have fewer than 20
students. For more on our academic program, please visit
MCS offers students a number of activities outside of the classroom as
well. Students are able to participate in National Junior Honor Society, National Honor
Society, Student Congress, Choir, FBLA, Thespian Society, Pep
Band and Band, Athletic Association, Mock Trial, Newspaper,
Chess Club, Jazz Band, FFA, Marching Band, SADD, Yearbook, Ski
Club, Interact, Odyssey of the Mind, Spanish Club, MCS Tutors,
Prom Committee, Model UN, History Club and Flag and ID Group.
There are several musical opportunities as well as theatrical
opportunities in summer performances, senior play and spring
MCS is a section II Class C School in interscholastic athletics.
Students may participate in soccer – boys and girls; volleyball,
wrestling, track, tennis, golf, baseball/softball, basketball –
boys and girls, cross country, bowling and cheerleading.
All district activities, programs, and goals are funded by an
budget of roughly $20 million.
The Middleburgh Central School District website is updated many
times throughout each week with stories, news, alerts,
reminders. You will also find all
school and administrative contacts as well as the
important forms, a calendar of district wide and school
events on the homepage,
alumni information and much, much more. If you're looking
for something that is not on the website, please e-mail us, or
call us at (518) (518) 827-3625 to let us know.
All district residents receive a printed back-to-school
newsletter in the fall and printed budget newsletter, which is
sent out each spring before the May budget vote.
Other important publications for parents include the
Code of Conduct, the
School Safety Plan, and the
Parents Handbook. The most recent versions of these
publications can be found on our
forms and publications page.
Parents are encouraged to sign up for the district's
Connect Ed service, which allows parents to receive
important phone calls regarding district information such as
school delays and cancellations.
Parents and community members are also encouraged to "like" the
Facebook and "follow" us on
here for directions to district buildings. Please note:
due to the damaging floods caused by Hurricane Irene, the
district office is temporarily located in the elementary school.
The school buildings are located in the
village of Middleburgh, where there are many churches,
businesses, a library and several service organizations,
including Rotary and Lions Club.
The community is also home to the
Best House and Medical Exhibit as well as nearby
Iroquois Indian Museum,
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association and
Old Stone Fort Museum.
Adjacent to the elementary school is an outdoor complex of
playgrounds, playing fields and the Everlasting Nature Trail
constructed by community volunteers.
Middleburgh and the Schoharie Valley are known for excellent
fishing and hunting, easy access to cross-country and downhill
skiing, snowmobiling and hiking. You can pick strawberries, get
lost in the corn maze or get farm fresh produce from Barber’s,
Bohringer’s or Shaul farms. Spend the weekend antiquing or
hiking Vrooman’s Nose (the image shown at the top of this page).
Blenheim Gilboa Power Project offers educational and
recreational programs throughout the year. Next door to the
power project is
Mine Kill State Park which features an Olympic-sized pool
and hiking and boating facilities and the Lansing Manor House
Middleburgh enjoys a beautiful country setting and is located
just 40 miles south of Albany, the Capital Region of New York
state. You will find many two- and four-year colleges, several
shopping malls, professional sports teams and numerous cultural
centers, including the
Empire State Performing Arts Center, the
Saratoga Performing Arts Center,
Times Union Center,
Proctor’s Theater and the
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.