About Us

Wynantskill Union Free School District is a small, suburban Pre-K-8 school district serving approximately 323 students in the village of Wynantskill and surrounding communities. The district is located about 4 miles southeast of Troy, New York in Rensselaer County.

Students in Pre-K through 8th grade attend Gardner-Dickinson School on East Avenue, established in 1969. The school is named after Fred E. Gardner and James L. Dickinson. The school’s team name is The Royals.

Students graduating from 8th grade have five High School options: Averill Park, Columbia (East Greenbush CSD), Tamarac (Brunswick CSD), Troy or Tech Valley. Wynantskill UFSD pays tuition to the districts for students to attend their high schools.

The term “Union Free” in the school district’s official name has nothing to do with labor unions; faculty and staff are members of labor unions. The term “Union Free” is simply a type of school district similar to a “Central School District”.

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About Wynantskill

Wynantskill is located on the eastern edge of New York State’s Capital District. Located in the town of North Greenbush in Rensselaer County, Wynantskill borders the eastern edge of the city of Troy on the banks of the Hudson River. It is a 15-minute drive to Albany, the capital of New York State.