The Halfmoon Planning Board has approved a new space for Mother Teresa's Academy, according to planning documents.
Mother Teresa Academy is a private Catholic school currently operating in Clifton Park. At its Aug. 26 meeting, according to documents, the board approved a move that would see the school occupy a 5,000-square-foot space at 1524 Route 9 in Halfmoon.
It is unclear if the Route 9 location will serve as a second academy, or as a new home for the original school. The organization has moved frequently as enrollment has grown, and most recently celebrated a move into a new space at 1 Executive Park Drive last fall as a transition into a larger space.
Joyce Maddalone of Glenville founded the school more than a decade ago, in 2006. Her daughter, Debbie Maddalone-Kenyon, is the executive director.
Prior to that move, the school was previously located on Moe Road, as well as another space on Executive Park Drive. The students, who span ages 3 to 6, are enrolled at three levels: nursery school, pre-K and kindergarten. The space that the school is housed in on Executive Park Drive is larger than any other schools that the space has been in, prior to the Route 9 space.
For years, the school has pulled many students from non-English speaking families who traveled to the area for jobs at Global Foundries in Malta and General Electric in Schenectady.
A representative from the academy could not be reached on Tuesday for comment on the new space.