Education Options in Warren County

Whether you live in a small Adirondack community or one of the more populated areas, such as the City of Glens Falls or Town of Queensbury, you will find each community is dedicated to providing the best education possible for its youth.

In addition to strong K-12 programs in local public schools and private schools, Warren County has vocational training options and the campus of SUNY Adirondack, a community college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

SUNY Adirondack offers an extensive program of associate degrees and certificate programs. SUNY Plattsburgh and other four-year colleges and universities have added bachelor and master-degree programs at the SUNY Adirondack campus.

In addition, there are over 35 top-rated colleges and universities within 50 miles of Glens Falls, including UAlbany, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Siena College, Union College, Skidmore College, Albany Law School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

K-12 Education in Warren County, NY

There is high quality and consistently top ranked K-12 public school education in Warren County.

The Albany Business Review publishes its Annual Schools Report which provides school district rankings for Capital Region districts in various academic areas. Warren County school districts consistently rank in the top 20 in the Capital Region.

Queensbury School District is one of only two school districts in the Capital Region that offers the International Baccalaureate Program. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is a rigorous course of study open to juniors and seniors that prepares students to succeed in college and to effectively participate in an increasingly global society. Research has shown that IB DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualifications.The challenging IB curriculum is designed to prepare high school students for the rigor they will face at the university level. The IB Diploma is highly regarded worldwide as excellent preparation for college readiness and success. The curriculum is comprised of six core subjects plus a Theory of Knowledge class.



Higher Education Resources Near Warren County, NY

Numerous Award Winning Colleges, Universities & Training Centers

An impressive list of 35 institutions of post high-school education exist within 50 miles of Glens Falls, Warren County, preparing a 21st century workforce pipeline for employers who locate and expand here.

Approximately 90,000 students attend a wide range of educational experiences, ranging from career and vocational schools providing certificates or associate degrees in specific career-focused topics to liberal arts colleges and universities granting professional and doctoral degrees.

RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Union College have been ranked among the nation’s most computer-savvy universities.

RPI, as well as the State University of New York’s University at Albany and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, are internationally renowned for their research and development programs and collaborative projects with the private sector.

  • In 2013, the new AMOS supercomputer at RPI became the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world. This will enable RPI and its academic and industry partners to tackle highly complex, data-rich research challenges ranging from personalized health care, to smart grids, to economic modeling.
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is a global education, research, development, and technology deployment resource working to prepare the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology. SUNY Poly/CNSE is a 1.3 million-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 140,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms.
  • At SUNY’s UAlbany, new programs have been established in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and entrepreneurship, and the business school programs are seeing increased interest from nanotech graduates from CNSE.

Leading Graduate and Professional Schools

Albany Medical College, Albany Law School, and Albany School of Pharmacy are highly regarded institutions within their specific professional educational niches.

Liberal Arts Colleges

The region also has strong four-year liberal arts, science and business oriented colleges, including the College of St. Rose, Siena College, Skidmore College, Sage College, and Williams College in nearby northwestern Massachusetts, and Bennington College in southern Vermont.

Technical Education & Training Programs

Leading technical education and training programs in the Capital Region include:

  • Hudson Valley Community College in Troy (with its new science and technology center, aimed at training mid-level skilled workers for science-related technical and manufacturing jobs), and its TEC-SMART campus in Malta, New York (the Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative Renewable Technologies)
  • Schenectady County Community College, where the Nanoscale Materials Technology program provides students a foundation in materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and electronics
  • SUNY Adirondack, a Warren County community college, with a Tech Valley Track that offers degrees in engineering, science, computer science, information technology, computer networking, mechanical technology, electrical technology, and more
  • Apprentice programs like the Local 773 Regional Training Center for plumbers and pipefitters  Glens Falls, support local economic growth by training the workforce needed by industry in the area