The only all-boys tuition-free elementary school serving the Capital Region.

Learning and leadership are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy, 35th President

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year of Resilience!

Plato stKaren_Mcleanated, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” Here at Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys, we understand that the directions start with us. As a result our vision is futuristic; where we envision our scholars constantly empowering themselves to create a better life for themselves, their families and community. Our vision therefore is resilience. This is the vehicle that drives our three mission passengers of exemplary instructions, an education beyond the basics and a focus on social and emotional development.

During our summer professional development sessions, we assessed our practices in regards to our mission elements, and as a unified team agreed that while there’s much to celebrate, there’s also much work to be done. Click on the link below to read more about our reflections.

BCCS_B Staff Reflections

With our vision at the forefront and a refreshed mindset about our mission elements, we are launching into the 2017-2018 school year with a positive spirit of expectation. We look forward to setting a solid foundation that would allow us to build and develop life-long learners. We look forward to our partnership with families and community stakeholders who are just as committed to our vision and mission.

I welcome you all to our 2017-2018 school year! I am again blessed to have the opportunity to return this school year as Principal and feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff. Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys will continue to be committed to your scholars and to you as well.


Karen Mclean





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Giving Back

Brighter Choice for Boys is committed to raising funds each year to benefit the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center in memory of Abdulaziz Fadul and Qazir Sutherland. This year Brighter Choice will once again participate in the Students Care for Kids hearts campaign. Hearts will be sold and displayed at the school from February - May, 2015. The generosity of our staff, families and community is greatly appreciated.