Choosing a community in which to live is one of
the most important decisions a family can make.
Community can be defined as a sharing of common
characteristics, talents, and interests. The sharing that has made our
school district a community didn't begin or end with different events or
activities — it is something that is ongoing and continues to thrive on
a daily basis. The interests we share are our school district, its
children and the common characteristics of concerned people working
together throughout the year by participating in school events, school
board meetings, volunteer activity in classrooms, adult education
courses, recreational and humanities events in our schools.
Community implies a give and take relationship, and regardless of our
position in the Voorheesville community, whether we are parents,
teachers, senior citizens or non-parents, it is our children that bind
us together. They are our future and they are the reason why we work to
provide the level of excellence in education found here in the
The Community had its beginnings as a railroad town along the
Albany-Schoharie Railroad. In 1826, the Village of Voorheesville built
its first school on a ¼ acre lot with a budget of $30. Once this area
was dependent upon agriculture and small factories for its economic
base. Most of the employment opportunities now exist in the Albany,
Schenectady, and surrounding suburban areas. The district is 39 square
miles in size and lies entirely within Albany County, mainly in the Towns
of Berne, Guilderland and New Scotland.
Even though the district is located within a short distance of major
highways, rail and air transportation networks, it enjoys the peace and
tranquility of the Helderberg Mountains where opportunities for outdoor
recreation activities abound. Several cultural and educational centers
are nearby including: New York State Theater and Museums, Saratoga
Performing Arts Center, Proctor’s Theater and the Pepsi Arena. There are
local and professional sports teams. Sixteen local colleges and
universities offer a wide range of educational opportunities.
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The Voorheesville Central School District is dedicated to excellence in
education. Realizing that education is not an isolated activity allotted
solely to the school during school hours, we have tried to build a
powerful network or school-community partnerships which are jointly
dedicated to providing the best education to the members of our
community. Under the umbrella of various organizations, our district is
involved in activities from 7:00 a.m. until late in the evening. Some of
these committees and organizations are:
Continuing Education – Providing extensive course offerings to adults for
both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Community Involvement - Friends to Friends (swim program with students
at the Wildwood School), Senior-to-Senior (students teaching senior
citizens computer skills), the Wildwood Building Project, Senior Service
Projects Scouts; Brownies; Girls Scouts; Kiwanis sponsored soccer,
baseball and dance programs.