McCarthy at Beard School

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




Important Information
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Pool Testing for COVID-19

Online Learning

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Tech Support Line (315) 435-4696

 Mission Statement
Teach students the skills
necessary for success in all social, emotional, and academic areas of their lives.  All students will gain the skills necessary for healthy and active participation in the community
The Syracuse City School District's McCarthy 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 Serves The
Following Functions:

  • Alternative Special Education Program

  • Diagnostic and  Evaluation Programming Center

  • On site behavioral instruction Support

The McCarthy Program provides specialized psycho educational programming
for students K-12 for a smooth transition to regular
school settings.
Students will learn in a safe and supportive environment in order to develop the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to then transfer those skills to a less restrictive learning environment.
Expeditionary Learning
Students and Family
Supports are Available
Social Emotional Learning SEL



Crew is a culture that premeates the school and a structure that anchors students in their school community.

The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students.  School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school support that meet your needs.  Please call us at
(315) 435-5855 and ask to speak with a Social worker for mor information and assistance.

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McCarthy Crew Rolling Agenda


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