Village Culture Services are organized around our community's needs, with a strong emphasis on educational resources, on family, and especially on the welfare of our children. Included among them are our Community Center with its many offerings for children and parents alike, and our public swimming pool that includes swimming lessons and community activities like "Swimming under the stars."
Ballston Spa Central School District
The Ballston Spa Central School District is committed to meeting the educational needs of each student. In partnership with the family and community, the District strives to prepare each student intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, while encouraging individual talents and abilities.
The District serves over 4.500 students from preschool through Grade 12. Its elementary program consists of Milton Terrace Primary School (Grades K-2) and Malta Avenue and Wood Road Intermediate Schools (Grades 3-5). The secondary schools are Ballston Spa Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Ballston Spa High School (Grades 9-12). In September 1998, a new High School opened with state-of-the-art computer and science labs, a modern library media center, auditorium, and swimming pool. The District offers comprehensive programs from Head Start to Continuing Education courses for adults.
The District’s motto –Educating Everyone Takes Everyone – is a concept that bears itself out in every aspect of the community. More than 700 educators and support staff make up the District’s dedicated team of employees. Parent/Teacher groups are an integral part of each school, and volunteers are a welcome, familiar sight in all buildings. Community members and parents are also active on school committees and task forces.
Ballston Area Community Center
The Community center offers a variety of programs for everyone. Core programs include:
Teen Program (Mon - Fri: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; weekend hours vary). Recreational activities for our area’s youth, including open basketball, pool, ping-pong and karaoke. It sponsors other special events and programs which vary from month to month. Visit the Web site for more information and the monthly event calendar.
School-Age Child-Care Program. The Community Center’s School-Age Child-Age Program offers before- and after-school child care, as well as full-day child care on school vacation days, half days and snow days. Contact the Community Center for current rates.
Kinder Klub (Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The Community Center’s Kinder Klub program offers half-day child care for Kindergartners, either in the morning or afternoon. Contact the Center for current rates.
Summer Day Camp. The Community Center’s Summer Day Camp program offers school-age child care during the summer months, including swimming lessons, weekly field trips and arts and crafts projects. Call the Community Center for rates and times.
Family Fun Night @BACC (2nd, 3rd, 4th Friday of the month, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.). Come and enjoy our facilities at BACC with your kids where you can play in our gym, participate in art projects and socialize with other local families! The best part? It's FREE! Every First Friday of the month there will be Kid's FREE Night, where we will watch your children while you have a night on the town. Same place and same time, with a fee of $10 per child.
Function: The Historian’s Office, including both the Consultant on History and the Village historian, is responsible for maintaining and archiving historic pictures and information concerning the Village. The archives contain a wealth of historical information, including photographs and newspaper clippings. The consultant on History is available to research genealogies or the histories of specific properties and/or buildings.
Historic District Commission
Function: The Historic District Commission works to help safeguard the heritage of the Village by preserving districts and landmarks which reflect the Village’s history. The Commission consults with the residents on appropriate ways to preserve and maintain the historic character and integrity of their properties, and it reviews building permit applications for projects within the Village’s established historic districts.
The Commission is made up of five members, at least two of whom must reside in the historic districts. All members must be residents of the Village, and they serve without compensation.
Ballston Spa Public Library
The Ballston Spa Public Library is a valuable Village resource, with print, video, audio, and othe materials available for both adults and children. The Library also has public-access computers for residents who wish to access the Internet, perform word processing, or access databases. A valid library card or ID is required.
The Library maintains a local history collection, including such items as city directories, the Ballston Journal on microfilm, and yearbooks large-print and parenting sections, as well as the Manzer Collection of historical materials concerning Ballston Spa and Saratoga County. The Library hosts regular story times for children and a monthly book discussion group for adults, as well as services such as the Community Room for not-for-profit groups, exhibit space, group visits, tax forms, and remote access to the on-line catalog and research databases.
Individuals interested in promoting the work of the Library may join the Friends of the Library, which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Regular HoursTues. - Thur. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Village Swimming Pool
Our Pool: The first Village swimming pool was built by the Ballston Spa Lions Club in 1956 and donated to the Village in 1957. It was replaced by a new pool built in 1994 with funding from the Towns of Ballston and Milton, in addition to community donations. The pool is located on Ralph Street and is open during the summer months for open swimming, adult swimming and “Swimming Under the Stars.” Lessons are provided Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pool rates are $2.00 per day or $40 per season per person. Contact the Village office for more information..
Function: The Wellness Express is a free service sponsored by the Village, the Town of Ballston Spa, and the Town of Milton. It provides free transportation to and from medical appointments to all residents who live within the three communities, within a fifty-mile radius of the Village of Ballston Spa and the Towns of Milton and Ballston.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Function: The Cornell Cooperative Extension provides a variety of programs and services to the community, including the Saratoga County 4-H program for youth ages five to 19; master gardeners to answer home lawn and garden questions; and research-based information for farmers, horticultural businesses, the community and homeowners. Additional programs, services, and newsletters are available for a wide range of interests. Visit the website for upcoming events and more information.