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Adult & Community Education

The New Hartford Central School District is committed to the community’s health and wellness and is excited to offer Adult & Community Education classes. 

Class offerings are for adults only and New Hartford residents get first preference.

Registration for Adult & Community Education classes is now done exclusively online through HomeTown Ticketing.

When schools are closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies, all adult education classes are also canceled. Please check your email or phone for class cancellations from your instructor. All classes are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

Gold Card Members (New Hartford residents 60 years and older) can enroll for free, but must be on record as registering for Gold Card Status. Please call Kim Schweitzer at 315-624-1218 to obtain a Gold Card.

For questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Halpin at 315-624-1201 or shalpin2@nhart.org.

Click here to view the list of spring 2024 classes and to register

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Connected Community Schools

A Community School is figuratively or physically hubbing all community services and resources into school buildings. Connected Community Schools’ (CCS) mission is to ensure every student is prepared and able to engage in their education without having their struggles or unmet needs act as a barrier to their academic, social, and emotional success.

The Four Components of a Connected Community School

After-School Activities and Family Engagement

CCS seeks to assist families with creating more positive experiences through fun and engaging activities with their children and their school, facilitating positive interactions with CCS staff and resulting in continued relationships and increased engagement in their children’s education. CCS never charges families and is always conscious of such hurdles as transportation.

Classroom Programming and Educational Opportunities

CCS is always striving to provide students with the most engaging and creative education. By adding programming from community partners, this brings hands-on learning and experiences straight from the experts of the community. Teachers love the help and students love the experiences.

Through collaboration with community and school partners, kept up through CCS’s constant mining of resources and partnerships, CCS’s site coordinators work together with schools to create, schedule, and facilitate fun and engaging programming for students and families.


LINK™ is CCS’s single point of access for service delivery that connects students and families to the appropriate resources and services within their community based on identified needs. If every students’ basic needs were met, they could successfully engage in their academics, and hopefully even enjoy it!

Identified school staff will refer any student, family, or individual that has an identified need, struggle, or worry. CCS’s site coordinators will assess the full household for needs and work with the family to connect them to resources in their community.

Connected School Hubs

CCS Hubs are physical spaces within Connected Schools that house a variety of tangible items, such as snacks, grocery items, hygiene products, and school supplies, to meet the needs of our students and school community. They also provide a safe and engaging environment for student and community engagement through lunch or afterschool activities, learning opportunities, and the use of games from the CCS Fun Library.

Questions or for more information, contact CCS’s Executive Leadership:

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ParentSquare Community Group

The New Hartford Central School District uses ParentSquare as its primary platform for school communication and community members are invited to join.

New Hartford CSD Community Group on ParentSquare is for members of the community who do not have students active in the district, but would still like to receive district notifications.

Current staff and parents/guardians do not need to sign-up for New Hartford CSD Community Group.

Click here to sign-up and learn more.

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Senior Citizen Gold Pass

Senior Citizen Gold Cards will be provided upon request to those resident senior citizens more than 60 years of age. Passes will provide free admission to all New Hartford Central School District extracurricular activities. Passes may be picked up in the Superintendent’s Office located in the Oxford Road School Complex.

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The New Hartford Central School District Foundation

The New Hartford Central School District Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of students.

Established in 1993, the Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that relies on fundraising and charitable donations to support the district’s valuable programs, projects and activities.

Through fundraising and charitable donations, the Foundation has contributed to:

  • iPad class sets for the district’s Developmental Program
  • A concert grand piano for the Dr. James A. Meyer Performing Arts Center
  • The LED scoreboard at Don Edick Stadium
  • Hi-definition document cameras for classroom presentations
  • SMART Boards in the elementary school classrooms
  • Communications equipment for the Communications Club
  • A vibraphone for the marching band

To make a contribution, visit www.linktr.ee/nhfoundation.

General inquiries may be sent via email to nhfoundation@nhart.org.

Board of Directors

Michael Arcuri, president
Cale Tallman, first vice president (communication)
Leslie Cohen, second vice president (fundraising)
Jennifer Dainotto, treasurer
Ethan Korotzer, assistant treasurer
Lisette Alfaro-Berg, secretary
Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., Ed.D, superintendent of schools (ex-officio)

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