Community Education

  • As the leading provider of community education in Western New York, we offer hundreds of courses during three sessions (fall, winter and spring/summer) each year. We provide the latest in recreational, vocational, educational and fun programming for all residents of Western New York.

    These are just some of the opportunities that have been available through the Community Education Catalog:

    • Art and music education for learners of all ages
    • ACT/SAT test preparation
    • Driving and pre-license courses
    • Occupational courses in a variety of areas including voice-over acting and notary public preparation
    • Hobbies and activities such as basket weaving, knitting, origami, quilting, and creating photo albums with PowerPoint
    • Dance classes
    • Foreign language study
    • Safety-related courses such as CPR/AED, child/babysitting safety
    • Health and wellness
    • Financial topics such as retirement, health insurance, Medicare, budgeting, wills and estate planning, and Social Security
    • Sports and fitness programs for all ages

    You can find the latest Community Education Catalog on the Community Education Catalog Page



    Session Information:

    Winter classes run January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018. Spring classes run April 9 to June 22. Summer classes run July 3 to August 25. Registration for the Spring Session begins March 1, 2018.

    Please note that all community education classes will be cancelled on any day the Ken-Ton School District closes due to inclement weather.


    Registration Information:

    Online: Register online at any time using your credit card by visiting (opens in new window and leaves the Ken-Ton School District websiter.

    In Person: Register in-person by visiting the Community Education Department office inside the Philip Sheridan Building (Room 106), located at 3200 Elmwood Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (excluding school district holidays and recesses). You can also drop off your completed registration form (located in the Community Education Catalog) with payment in our Mail Drop Slot any time the Philip Sheridan Building is open (generally, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday).

    By Mail: Mail your completed registration form (located in the Community Education Catalog) with payment to the Community Education Department, 3200 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14217. Please ensure a completed waiver is included with your course registration. 


    Course Proposals & Teacher Applications:

    The Community Education Department is always looking for qualified candidates who would be interested in teaching a community education course in areas such as art, music, dance or fitness. If you are interested, please contact the Community Education Office at 874-8500 or email You can find the Course Proposal Form and the Teacher Application at our Forms & Resources Page.


    Refund Information:

    Requests for refunds or transfers must be made in writing and received by the Community Education Department at least 3 business days before the scheduled beginning of a course, excluding courses with a specific registration deadline. School holidays and weekends are not considered business days. A $5.00 processing charge will be applied in all instances. A minimum number of students are needed to run classes. Therefore, no refunds or transfers will be issued after the first session of a class.



    A waiver form must be filled out by all students who are participating in any Ken-Ton Community Education class. The waiver will be passed out by the instructors on the first day of class. However, if you would like to get a head start and have it prepared, you can print the waiver form attached to this page and bring it with you. You can find the waiver at our Forms & Resources Page.