About Us

Berlin Central School District is a small, rural public school district located in eastern Rensselaer County, approximately 25 miles east of Albany, N.Y.

The district serves about 730 school children in two school buildings – Berlin Elementary School and Berlin Middle/High School.  The district includes five towns: Berlin, Grafton, Petersburgh, Poestenkill and Stephentown.  Our school district population is approximately 6,800 residents.  We are equidistant from Troy, NY, Pittsfield, MA, and Bennington, VT. Residents either commute to these areas or work locally.  The area’s major industries are wood and wood products, custom metal fabrication and machining, and manufacturing of high technology electronic components for microwave communication industries.

One of the district’s greatest strengths is its community, which is greatly involved in the district. The community regularly volunteers to help in its schools, from volunteers helping in classes to students leading community projects such as improving the school’s softball and baseball fields.

At Berlin Central School District, our focus is on maximizing the diverse talents and aspirations of our students and developing successful, responsible, and contributing members of our 21st Century society. We provide a challenging curriculum that meets or exceeds NY State’s common core standards and our well–trained faculty are dedicated professionals; coordinating efforts among the school, family, and community to foster high expectations and provide the best opportunities for our students to succeed. Thanks to our supportive community, Berlin Central School District students enjoy a hands-on, interactive approach to learning in modern, updated facilities with access to the latest learning technology.

If you have questions about registering a student, please click here to visit our “New Student Registration” webpage.

If you have questions about Berlin CSD in general, please e-mail Superintendent Dr. Stephen Young or call him at 518.658.2515 Ext. 81010.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Berlin Central School District is to maximize the diverse talents and aspirations of the students; develop student ability to live as responsible and contributing members of society; provide challenging curricula, in quality facilities, by well-trained staff interested in the welfare of the students; coordinate efforts among members of the school, family and community to foster high expectations and to provide the best opportunity for a successful educational program.


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