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Education & Schools

Education is the foundation and the path to a successful future for all our children. The City of Amsterdam, The Greater Amsterdam School District and all of our quality educators are here to help our children learn, excel and set higher goals for themselves.

We encourage all parents to enroll their children in one of our excellent pre-school programs, these programs help to better prepare your children for their future learning. If you would like More information about the Amsterdam School District, becoming a teacher, programs, and our schools, please visit the GASD website.

Our Community Schools


  • Littlest Angels Preschool
  • Fulmont Head Start
  • Cloverpatch Early Childhood Services
  • Mc Nulty Academy for International Studies and Literacy (Pre-School Program)
  • Whispering Pines Preschool
  • William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School (Pre-School Program)
  • ‍William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School (Pre-School Program)
  • ‍St. Mary's Institute

Elementary/Magnet Schools (grades K - 5)

  • Marie Curie Institute of Engineering & Communications
  • William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School
  • William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School
  • Raphael J. McNulty Academy for International Studies and Literacy
  • St. Mary's Institute
  • Quare hoc videndum est, possitne nobis hoc ratio philosophorum dare.

Middle School (grades 6 -8)

  • Wilber H. Lynch Literacy Academy
  • St. Mary's Institute

High School (grades 9 - 12)

  • A.H.S Amsterdam High School

Higher Education

  • Fulton Montgomery Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • SUNY Albany
  • Empire State College
  • Excelsior College
  • Maria College
  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • College of Saint Rose
  • Union College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Russell Sage College

Each of these higher education institutions listed above are within 45 minutes drive of Amsterdam.