McCarthy at Beard School

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Maria Cimino
Vice Principal
Jennifer DiBello
DASA Coordinators
Maria Cimino
Amy Salisbury
School Address 
220 W. Kennedy St. | Syracuse, NY 13205
School Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-5855
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4341
Fax: (315) 435-4564
Social Worker Office
(315) 435-4073

The Syracuse City School District's McCarthy @ W.R. Beard program provides unique and specialized services for students with social/emotional, behavioral and academic concerns that require expertise and resources beyond those of regular schools.

McCarthy @ W.R. Beard serves the following functions:

  1. Alternative Special Education Program

  2. Diagnostic, Evaluation, Programming Center and on Site Behavioral Instruction Support

The McCarthy @ W.R. Beard Program provides specialized psycho educational programming for students K - 12 for a smooth transition to regular school settings.

School News
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Multiliteracy Project Helps ENL Students Maintain Heritage Language Multiliteracy Project Helps ENL Students Maintain Heritage Language: Students in the Syracuse City School District are diverse: more than 80 languages are spoken by students across the district! In an effort to celebrate this diversity, English as a New Language (ENL) Instructional Coaches Erica Daniels and Emily Voegler recently developed a program to help encourage students to maintain and develop their bilingualism – and to assist them in doing so.   Called the Multiliteracy Project, the program was first implemented over the summer of 2018, with ... more >>
Bellevue Receives OCRRA Recycling Award Bellevue Receives OCRRA Recycling Award: Bellevue Elementary recently received the 2018 Vonnell Mastri Recycling Excellence Award, presented by OCRRA. Thanks to efforts led by teacher John-Henry Jackson, the school was recognized for demonstrating excellent recycling habits. At Bellevue, students and staff recycle in each classroom, and they even go the extra mile to recycle at community events that take place on their campus, even outside of school hours.   Fifth graders Zechariah Capers and Samuel Bunch were recognized for their ... more >>

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