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Monticello Central School District

The Monticello Central School District is in Sullivan County, NY, centrally located between New York City, Albany and the Pocono Mountain region. This provides a rare combination to live in a rural setting and still be close to major metropolitan areas for recreation and work.

The district is comprised of five schools as follows:

Monticello is the largest of the eight county school districts with a multicultural enrollment of approximately 2,900 students. VIEW DISTRICT DIRECTORY

A Well-rounded Education Program

The emphasis in the primary grades includes an integrated language arts curriculum supported with early intervention programs such as Reading Recovery, Title I and ESL. At the elementary level, our schools are implementing the college and career readiness expectations demanded of the Common Core State Standards. All K-5 students receive instruction in art, music, physical education and technology.

At the middle school level, more accelerated math and science classes are expanding the number of students accessing upper level coursework to prepare for the rigors of the global society. The middle school program includes grade level teams which provide support for students and make integrated instruction possible. Technology, music, art, home and careers, study skills and a foreign language program are part of the curriculum.

Students in Monticello High School are offered a comprehensive program of academics, sports and co-curricular experiences. Program offerings provide college preparation, as well as career and technical training (through BOCES). Our Freshman Academy helps students transition smoothly from the middle school to the high school and there is an expanded number of honors and accelerated classes offered to freshmen. The high school structure is designed to prepare students for college and the global economy with access to college level courses, advanced computer technology, a comprehensive foreign language program and our Academy of Finance, which is a nationally recognized program that prepares students with skills in computer applications, accounting, banking and credit, economics and international finance.


Monticello is regularly named as one of the best communities for music education in America. This prestigious designation is given annually by the NAMM Foundation to districts with a "superb school-based music education program for young people." MORE


Monticello schools offer a wide variety of athletic options for boys and girls, including basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, cheerleading, skiing, golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball and football. MORE

Culture and Diversity

Celebrating Culture and Diversity in Monticello Central School District is an award-winning, district-wide effort to incorporate positive cultural references into everyday classroom learning and to celebrate the many diverse cultures that comprise the district. The initiative also focuses on teaching tolerance and respect among students. MORE

Register for school

Monticello Central School District has ongoing registration for new students throughout the school year and summer. The district also holds a centralized kindergarten registration, screening and orientation. MORE

One Vision - One Goal - One Monticello


The Monticello Central School District is committed to developing students who achieve academic success, practice lifelong learning and become productive citizens through the development of inquiring minds, compassionate hearts, creative expression, healthy bodies and service to the community.


The mission of the Monticello Central School District is to nurture and enrich the lives of all of its members by providing them with the opportunities, skills and knowledge to become contributing and responsible citizens. We will create and maintain a learning environment that prepares students for a changing, diverse, global society. This will be accomplished through a close partnership with family and community members with an uncompromising commitment to excellence. The District will provide a network of support to ensure successful outcomes for every student.

Core Values and Beliefs

Decisions will be made and priorities will be set based on the following core values and beliefs which are held by every member of the Monticello Central School District community:

  • High Expectations for All Students
  • Relevant and Rigorous Academic Programs
  • Skills and Strategies for Lifelong Learning
  • Reciprocal Responsibility and Accountability
  • Productivity and Success
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Personal Ethics and Integrity
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Safety and Security

Monticello Grads Span the Globe in Successful Careers

Monticello Central School District is proud that its graduates have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in business, education, government and the arts. Our graduates have attended some of the most prestigious colleges and universities. Among our alumni are two former Chief Justices of the New York State Court of Appeals and a world-renowned opera star. MORE