Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45

Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45

School Information

What Every Family Should Know

  • Our dedicated and compassionate staff believe in student centered, standards based and social-emotional instruction fostered by relationships and real world connections. Our community embraces high standards and expectations for all. We promote lifelong learning, fostering academic achievement and social/emotional well-being in a safe environment

    We are a Leader in Me school that creates well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders. Leader in Me unites students, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare students with college, career, and life-readiness skills that are necessary to thrive in today’s ever-changing, fast-paced environment.

    We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of all students.  We have the Autism Spectrum Disorders Programs at every grade level. This specialized program serves students with autism.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required No
    Foreign Languages Spanish
    English Language Learners Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes Yes
    Early Literacy Program Yes
    Chorus Yes
    Band/Orchestra Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons Yes
    Sports Yes
    Step Teams Yes
    Extended/Expanded Day No
    Saturday School No
    On-Site After-School Care Yes
    Summer Programs Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships Center for Youth, G2, Memorial Art Gallery, Genesee Mental Health, Urban League

Unique Features

    • Additional ELA and math support provided in grades K-8.
    • Leadership hour in every grade.
    • Leader in Me schoolwide programming promoting The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Children.
    • Individualized student goal setting.
    • Student-led conferencing.
    • Daily advisory and individualized support team time every other day in grades 7-8.
    • Unique Autism programming for students with ASD
    • This school is currently a Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI) Schools by the New York State Education Department.
    • School applies the Leader in Me to daily activities by infusing the 7‐Habits into daily lessons and school events
    • Student Light House: A leadership team for students in grades 4‐8 to participate in the decision making at the school level.
    • Staff participate on Action Teams where they everyone takes a leadership role in various aspects of school including academics and spirit events