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

The Mission of the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys is to ensure that BCCS scholars have the same opportunities for future success as scholars attending the best public schools in the region.  There are 3 significant components to achieving this mission:

  • Exemplary instruction that prepares scholars to think critically, problem-solve effectively, and to become engaged and responsible learners, successfully prepared for middle school, high school, and college
  • Focus on the development of social, behavioral, and organizational skills necessary for future school success
  • An education beyond the basics that includes performing arts, visual arts, science, and history

Key Design Elements

  • An intense and serious focus on academic achievement
  • An equally rigorous standard for scholar behavior, with an emphasis on core values
  • Single-gender classroom instruction
  • An extended school day and extended school year
  • Mandatory school uniform
  • A high- level of parental/guardian participation in the life of the school
  • Frequent standardized testing, beginning in Kindergarten


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.