The following message was sent to families at Catskill Academy:

Dear Families,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!  We have some exciting news to share. Beginning this summer, Questar III BOCES will relocate its Special Education programs that are currently at Catskill Academy to the Durham School located at 4099 NY-145 in Durham, NY. Questar III has leased space for the Catskill Academy from Catskill CSD since 2011.

We are very much looking forward to creating a new school community that continues to enhance learning opportunities for our students. The Durham School building, which is owned by Questar III, will provide our students and staff with the following benefits:

  • Larger classroom space
  • Our own gym and cafeteria
  • Plenty of outdoor space for activities and physical education
  • Collaboration with career and technical education (CTE) programs and teachers located onsite at this building. This includes a Heavy Equipment program and a new Agriculture Science program starting this fall
  • A new maker space room and
  • A new PAES Lab

We look forward to creating this new learning environment for our students. We will share additional information, including opportunities for parents/guardians to visit the site, later this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to either myself or Principal Mark Nizer with any questions.


Shauna Maynard
Director of Special Education

Mark Nizer
Catskill Academy



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