The Onteora Central School District encompasses approximately 300 square miles, serving 45,000 residents in the townships of Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, West Hurley and parts of Marbletown and Lexington. The District has three elementary schools and one 7-12 grade middle/high school complex. Approximately 1108 students attend the schools including 595 in the Middle/High School, 237 in Bennett Elementary, 125 in Phoenicia Elementary, and 151 in Woodstock Elementary.
Onteora has a wealth of resources to offer from one end of the District to the other. Woodstock, within its environs, is a renowned center for cultural experiences in fine arts, music, and theatre groups, and a similar cultural richness has developed in the other towns within the District. The International Festival of the Voice draws audiences from far and wide to Phoenicia to experience opera. There are numerous noteworthy and renowned restaurants throughout the District and opportunities to participate in outdoor adventures exist in all areas within Onteora. You can walk, run, hike, bike, fish, ski, and probably any other outdoor activity that you can think of while you are here! The mix of social and cultural diversity forms a stimulating educational environment in which our students grow, learn, and thrive.
An Onteora education fosters intellectual curiosity, mutual respect, self-respect, creative problem solving, individual expression, ethical decision making and active engagement in the world. Our community values and supports its children, through a holistic collaboration among students, families, the educational community, and Onteora residents at large. Students will graduate as engaged citizens and life-long learners with the confidence, self-awareness and skills to reach their maximum potential, and to live rich and successful lives.
Our Onteora schools exist to educate and nurture the children of our diverse community. Our mission is to create an engaging and healthy learning environment that empowers all students to pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and contribute thoughtfully to the global community.