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Choosing niskayuna

Below, are just a few reasons why Niskayuna is a great place:

  • Newsweek named Niskayuna High School among the top 400 high schools in the nation.
  • Niskayuna students are enthusiastic and consistently excel in academics, athletics and the arts.
  • Staff are active in local and national education organizations, and are consulted by the New York State Education Department.
  • A formal mentoring program provides support for new teachers.
  • The Washington Post identified Niskayuna as a district that challenges students to reach their full potential.
  • An annual professional performance review based on the work of widely-known and respected educator and researcher Charlotte Danielson provides a consistent and research-based model for helping teachers grow.
  • Niskayuna schools are located in a thriving and growing area for culture and technology. The world-renowned General Electric Research and Development Center and Knolls Power Laboratory are both located in Niskayuna.
  • Niskayuna is home to multiple town parks and recreation areas and a community center.
  • 21 colleges and universities are in the area, including Siena College, College of Saint Rose, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Albany.
  • Niskayuna is a welcoming and safe community.
  • Niskayuna is convenient to New York City, Boston, the Adirondacks, Montreal, as well as Saratoga, Albany and Troy.
  • Organizations such as the Niskayuna Community Foundation and N-CAP strengthen the community's present and future.