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Delaware Community School


Delaware Community School

Home of the Dual Language Program

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

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43 Bertha St., Albany, NY  12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6750

Fax: (518) 475-6754


Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., Principal


Steve Moguel, Assistant Principal



About Delaware Community School
Formerly Public School 18, Delaware Community School is the City School District of Albany's only school offering a bilingual education program, the Dual Language Program, which teaches students in both English and Spanish. The original P.S. 18 was razed and rebuilt as Delaware Community School, which opened in 2007.

The 50,000-square-foot building serves approximately 470 students and features space for parent and community groups to meet. Some other features include modern art and music rooms, a state-of-the-art library/media center, a cafetorium and a larger gymnasium, and a playground.

The school's mission is to provide an environment in which students can achieve their academic potential through the development of self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity.


School times

  • Building opens -- 8:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 8:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 9:05 a.m.

  • School day ends --3:35 p.m.

Points of distinction

  • Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten

  • Only district elementary school offering bilingual education

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, March 15 -- Science Fair, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19
    • Registration begins for students selected in the 2018-19 prekindergarten and magnet elementary school lotteries
    • All-City Chorus Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 21 -- All-City Band Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 23 -- PTA Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24 -- New York State School Musical Association Festival, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 27 -- Autism Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m. (open to all Capital Region families living with autism spectrum disorder)
  • Wednesday, March 28 -- All-City Strings Concert, William S. Hackett Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30 -- Good Friday, no school
  • Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6 -- Spring Recess, no school

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6750 in the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


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