About Us

Queensbury Union Free School District sits in the shadows of the Adirondacks, but it ranks among the top school districts in the Capital Region for academics and fiscal efficiency. More than 3,200 students in grades K-12 attend school on a single campus.

The district mission is to empower all students to be lifelong learners, inspired to pursue their dreams and contribute to the global community. School board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents all work together to fulfill this mission in tangible, measurable ways.

Mission statement

Empower all students to be lifelong learners, inspired to pursue their dreams and contribute to the global community.

Core values

The following core values are the underlying beliefs that support the mission statement for Queensbury Union Free School District.

We believe that:

  • Everyone has inherent worth;
  • People are responsible for their choices;
  • Every person is unique and has a gift or talent;
  • Valuing diversity makes the community stronger;
  • Honesty is essential for trust and integrity;
  • Community flourishes when all individuals participate and contribute;
  • Lifelong learning is essential for a meaningful life; and
  • Persistence and hard work are attributes of meaningful achievement.

Partnering with the community

Community partnerships have helped turn this district into the heart of the town of Queensbury. It is a place where residents of all ages and backgrounds come to enjoy first-class facilities, competition-level playing fields, and exciting student productions. Nearly 60 organizations, including the Town of Queensbury Parks & Recreation Department, hold numerous programs and activities on school grounds each year.

Reaching out locally, globally

Each year, students and staff members participate in numerous service projects, fundraisers and job-shadowing experiences. They also serve as international ambassadors through foreign-exchange programs, visits with foreign diplomats, musical performances in Europe and a partnership with sister-city Saga City, Japan.

An ideal place to live and pursue your dreams

Queensbury is nestled in a region rich with cultural opportunities, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, historic landmarks, and scenic landscapes. Living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, residents enjoy skiing, sledding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, golfing, and more. Also nearby, Lake George and the Hudson River offer exciting water sports and great fishing.

Queensbury is home to outlet malls, antique shops, restaurants, the Adirondack Balloon Festival, and the Great Escape Six Flags theme park. It borders the City of Glens Falls, which offers art, history and children’s museums as well as a civic center that hosts a professional hockey team, concerts, high school sports competitions and more. U.S. News & World Report also named this area one of the nation’s 10 best housing markets.

Albany is only an hour south of Queensbury, and major cities such as Boston, New York City and Montreal are all within a four-hour drive.