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

School Handbook

Scholar and Parent Handbook

The Scholar and Parent Handbook is annually distributed to the parent/guardian of each enrolled scholar at Brighter Choice for Boys.  The handbook contains a description of the following policies and procedures:

  • Mission Statement
  • Distinctive Features
  • Attendance
  • School Uniform
  • Operations
  • Academics
  • School-Wide Behavioral Management System
  • Scholar Discipline
  • Maintenance of Public Order on School Property
  • Scholar Rights and Responsibilities
  • No Child Left Behind Written Complaint and Appeal Procedures


Click below to view and/or download a copy of the Brighter Choice-Boys 2014-15 Scholar and Parent Handbook.

2014-15 Parent Handbook


2015 Recruitment

Now accepting 2015-16 admission applications for grades K-4. Apply on-line or request an application from the school by calling 694-5372.

Contact Us

116 North Lake Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 694-8200
Fax: (518) 694-8201

Giving Back Campaign

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.

Why Brighter Choice?

Established in 2002, Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys is the only single-gender tuition-free school placing scholars on the road to college. Please contact our Parent Coordinator at 694-5372 to schedule a tour and to learn more about the opportunities being offered for scholars entering grades K-4. Brighter Choice accommodates students with disabilities, English language learners and participates in the free and reduced meals program.