About Us

The Menands Union Free School District— better known as Menands School—serves approximately 300 students in 4 Year Old PRE-K through eighth grade. The school district pays tuition for an additional 130 Menands students in ninth through 12th grades to attend one of four area high schools: Shaker High School in North Colonie Central School District, Colonie Central High School (South Colonie), Watervliet High School, or Tech Valley High School. A small public school district that never centralized with other schools, Menands Union Free School District has been in existence for over 140 years and continues to be a focal point of our village community.

Strategic Plan 

On September 12, 2022, the Board of Education approved a Strategic Plan that will guide the district over the next five years. This plan was thoughtfully developed by a comprehensive constituent group to align with our mission & vision.

Specific Action Steps have been created which align with our overarching District Goals of:

  • student achievement and success
  • social-emotional learning
  • diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • fiscal responsibility

Ongoing updates will be provided throughout the duration of the plan, so all involved can celebrate our successes, and continue to learn and grow through the work.

Click this link to read the details of the 5 year Strategic Plan for the Menands Union Free School District.

For a PDF version of the plan, click here.