• Welcome to the Frontier Central School District

    The Frontier Central School District is located in the Town of Hamburg, along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie and in the shadow of the Peace Bridge to Canada. The District, with an estimated population of 38,000 comprises a suburban area of approximately 39 miles in the southern portion of Erie County, New York. 

    Student enrollment is approaching 5,000, making Frontier one of the larger school districts in the suburban region of Buffalo, New York.  Frontier Central has four elementary schools: Big Tree, Blasdell, Cloverbank, and Pinehurst, a Middle School, Grades 6-8 and a High School, Grades 9-12 Administration and the Board of Education continue to closely monitor student population growth patterns within the geographic boundaries of the District, as new housing developments continue to be developed.

    Frontier Central is committed to providing its students with a challenging, rigorous education preparing them to be college and/or career ready. In order to meet the needs of all students, the District provides a variety of programs and services to effectively support the educational process.

    Technology enhances student learning in a variety of ways throughout the Frontier Central School District. Integrated into the curriculum, technology offers teachers and students opportunities for addressing different learning styles through differentiated instruction, helping to meet all levels of students’ needs.

    Each of the District’s four elementary schools offers a nurturing, caring, child-centered environment that fosters strong academic success.  Emphasis is placed on developing confident students who are able to apply skills and knowledge to real-life situations, and act in a responsible, respectful manner.  In addition, each of the elementary buildings has a STEAM lab, equipped with resources that help to ignite and develop creativity. 

    Academic intervention, in core subject areas, as well as a full continuum of special education services, including co-teaching, are available for students who qualify.   A Pre-kindergarten program in collaboration with Head Start, an expanded and a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as a Before and After School Program, are also offered to district residents. 

    Frontier Middle School faculty and staff work with students to develop greater responsibility and independence as learners. An interdisciplinary approach to instruction provides students with numerous opportunities for academic success, as they prepare for the rigors of high school. Students follow a challenging curriculum and are encouraged to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including athletics and the arts.

    Students attending Frontier High School are offered a comprehensive program of academics, business, fine arts and vocational programs. Advanced placement courses are offered in several subject areas. The collective accomplishment of a graduating class is often viewed as an indicator of a strong, highly successful school district. The Frontier Class of 2019 reflects continuous improvement in the District's instructional program.

    Research indicates that students who are involved in school activities are those who are the most successful in life.  Frontier Central offers a wide variety of extra-curricular experiences for students, including a Music Program that has received national recognition in the past from the Music Educators National Conference, which named Frontier as one of the top 100 school districts for the study of music.

    Frontier's comprehensive interscholastic sports programs offers the chance for over 1,500 athletes to compete on 64 athletic teams.  Frontier Athletics takes pride in our Middle School sports programs and are one of a few schools that offer multiple modified teams in sports such as Football, Cheerleading, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Boys Lacrosse and Baseball.   We also offer Unified Basketball which is a NYSPHAA sponsored sport team in conjunction with Special Olympics.  Frontier has also has been recognized by NYSPHAA as a Scholar Athlete School of Excellence.

    Commitment to on-going professional growth for Frontier teachers is a major area of focus, ensuring that curriculum and instruction are taught to students in the most effective, rigorous manner.   Courses are offered throughout the school year to staff. In addition to staff development provided by the District, training is offered through the Southtowns Teachers’ Center, a collaborative partnership with Frontier Central, Hamburg Central School District and Randolph Academy (Hamburg).  The district also works closely with Erie 1 BOCES for trainings.


    5120 Orchard Avenue

    Hamburg, New York 14075

    Phone:  (716) 926-1700

    Fax: (716) 926-1778