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About The District

Our school district serves approximately 1,550 students in three school buildings. Catskill Elementary School serves approximately 800 students in pre-K to grade 5. Catskill Middle School serves approximately 320 students in a team-based grade 6-8 community. Catskill High School serves approximately 430 students in grades 9 to 12.

The personalized nature of our district’s schools empowers students to learn in a supportive environment encouraging academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our learning community values our ethnic, racial and cultural diversity.

Catskill CSD is set apart by an exceptional pre-K to 12 curriculum that allows students to build a strong academic and social foundation for success.

Our high school further supports the district’s mission to prepare students to be college and career ready with programs such as the state-of-the-art Media Center and College in the High School. Catskill High School also offers honor and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and opportunities in visual and performing arts (band, chorus and ensemble, theater, photography and fine art programs).

Our schools provide a broad array of educational experiences and extracurricular opportunities designed to challenge students to reach their fullest potential.

The district is particularly proud of its school-community and its commitment to quality education programs. This includes an elementary parent-teacher association, middle and high school parent-teacher-student organization and Purrfect Partners, an advisory group.

 

About The Community

Perched on the shores of the Hudson River, the Catskill Central School District is located at the northern end of the Catskill Mountains in Greene County. Our school district proudly serves families from the towns of Catskill, Athens and Cairo.

The scenery of Greene County has inspired many world-renowned writers and artists, from Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle, to Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of American painting.

Our residents enjoy the relaxation of small town rural and urban living with close proximity to New York State’s capital, Albany (30 miles north) and New York City (120 miles south).

The Hudson Valley region offers a broad range of cultural, educational and recreational activities for families seeking a high quality of life. There are numerous historic sites, parks, museums and libraries within a short drive. Greene County is also home to a vibrant music scene that includes dance ensembles, summer stock theater, and local and national music festivals.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains and four seasons of hands-on activities. This includes easy access to the some of the state’s best biking, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, sailing, skiing, snowmobiling and ziplining.

Dutchman’s Landing Park provides boat launch access to the Hudson River, picnic tables and a playground at the eastern end of Catskill’s growing Main Street. Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain are also located nearby.

Our residents also have access to some of the nation’s best cuisine, with farmers’ markets, one-of-a-kind dining experiences at local restaurants and farm-to-table hotspots.

The region is home to some of the New York State’s finest institutes of higher education including: Bard College, Columbia-Greene Community College, Culinary Institute of America, Hudson Valley Community College, Marist College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Siena College, State University College at New Paltz, The College of Saint Rose, The Sage Colleges, University at Albany, and Vassar College.