The Schuylerville Community
Schuylerville students hail from a suburban/rural setting in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. The district is located 10 miles east of Saratoga Springs and 40 miles north of Albany. It encompasses parts of seven townships—Easton, Fort Edward, Greenwich, Northumberland, Saratoga, Stillwater and Wilton.
The proximity to educational, cultural, social and outdoor activities makes Schuylerville a popular place for families to settle. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Raceway, Saratoga National Historical Park, Skidmore College, SUNY Empire State College, Adirondack Community College and the Glens Falls Civic Center are in our area. Residents and visitors alike enjoy museums dedicated to art, dance and horseracing; libraries and unique shops further complement Saratoga County. The Capital District and surrounding areas offer even more opportunities, with the New York State Museum/Library, the Times Union Center (arena) and nearly a dozen post-secondary institutions, including the State University of New York at Albany, the College of St. Rose, Rensselaer and Union College. Major highways (the New York State Thruway and I-87) run near Schuylerville, leading residents to the vast recreational areas of the Adirondacks, the Catskills and New England.
History of Schuylerville
Schuylerville is historically significant as the site of the 1777 Battle of Saratoga. This battle is considered to be the turning point of the American Revolution.
In looking back at education history in the area, the first schools in Schuylerville date back to the late 1700s. By the late 1800s, there were 12 different districts within the town. New schools were continually built to accommodate the growing population. In 1946, the Schuylerville Central School District was formed. Since that time, the community has supported the building of a Jr.-Sr. High School in 1955, an Elementary School in 1966 and a series of additions, renovations and upgrades.