The mission of Liberty Central School District is to inspire all students to pursue their dreams and to contribute and thrive in a diverse community.
Liberty Central School District is located in the Village of Liberty, in Sullivan County, nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The district serves 1,625 students from five surrounding townships, plus the village and town of Liberty. Those towns include: Rockland, Fallsburg, Neversink, Thompson and Bethel.
The district is made up of three schools, Liberty Elementary, Liberty Middle School and Liberty High School. The district offers courses of study for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and has two campuses.
A main focus of instruction at Liberty focuses around the district-wide PBIS program, or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. PBIS focuses on students’ positive behavior and encourages students to take responsibility for their actions and for their school.
The elementary school is located at 201 North Main Street. The middle and high schools are located at 145 and 125 Buckley St., less than a half-mile from the elementary school. A district-wide $35.8 million building project was started in 2009 and was completed in 2011.
Built in 1911, the original building was a kindergarten through 12th grade school and later became the elementary school when the high school was built in 1963. It now is the home to Liberty’s pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade. A diverse and rich curriculum is anchored firmly by a strong language arts curriculum. Students also learn character education (PBIS), where four core district-wide expectations (‘Be Respectful’, ‘Be Responsible’, ‘Be There, Be Ready’ and ‘Follow Directions’) are taught, practiced and modeled in all areas of school life. The building project at the elementary school, completed in 2012, includes the addition of eight classrooms on two floors, a new cafeteria, new media center, renovated bathrooms, new windows and roofing, new parking lots and an expanded playground. Click here to learn more about Liberty Elementary.
Liberty Middle School serves grades 5-8 at the Buckley Street campus and was built in 1992. In addition to academics, the Liberty Middle School offers peer mentoring, which empowers students and allows them to play an active role in their education. Extra-curricular activities offered include modified sports for seventh-graders, Junior Honor Society, art club and more. The Boys and Girls Club was started at Liberty Middle School in February of 2010, and has expanded in the 2010-11 school year to include students in grades 5-7. The goal of Liberty Middle School is to produce competent and confident students. Click here to learn more about grades 5-8.
Liberty Central High School serves students
in grades 9-12 and offers a variety of academic programs including
AP, distance learning classes and classes that offer college
credits. Students have the opportunity to participate on a variety
of interscholastic teams as well as extracurricular activities
including art, music and performing arts. A new state-of-the-art
library and media center at the high school was completed in 2011. The new facility provides students with enhanced academic
opportunities and uses “green technology” throughout. The building
is a net-zero energy structure.
Click here to learn more about grades 9-12.
Click here for a list of organizations in the Liberty community dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents.