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The Mohonasen Central School District draws most of its students from the town of Rotterdam – however, students also come from the towns of Colonie and Guilderland. Mohonasen is a Suburban Council school district that serves about 3,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. We have two elementary schools: Bradt Primary School, which serves students in grades K-2, and Pinewood Intermediate School, which serves students in grades 3-5. Draper Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 and Mohonasen High School serves students in grades 9-12.

Mohonasen’s students consistently achieve high marks on state exams, and our schools are among the top-performing schools in the region. Our instructional staff consists of roughly 250 professionals, who are supported by six academic administrators and eight principals and assistant principals.

Our students are also actively involved in many music and theater performance groups, including the Mohon Masque Theatre Group, which has a reputation for outstanding performances and plays to packed houses year after year. Additionally, roughly 40 percent of all students are involved in at least one interscholastic sport. The district’s attendance rate averages 96 percent a year.

All district activities, programs, and goals are funded by an annual budget of roughly $45 million.

Community Groups

The district and its students are supported in many ways by many parent and community groups. Learn more on our Community Resources page


The Mohonasen Central School District website is located at The website is updated many times throughout each day with stories, news, alerts, reminders. You will also find all teacher webpages, school and administrative contacts as well as the breakfast and lunch menus, important forms, a calendar of district wide and school events, job postings, student and parent resources and much, much more. If you're looking for something that is not on the website, please e-mail us, or call us at 356-8250 to let us know.

Parents and community members can sign up for School News Notifier (SNN), an opt-in e-mail alert system that sends out important school and district news as well as closing and delay information.

The district calendar, which is mailed home each summer is full of "news you can use" - along with important calendar dates for the entire school year.

All Mohonasen residents will receive periodic district newsletters, including a special budget edition, which is sent out each spring before the May budget vote.

Other important publications for parents include the Code of Conduct, Middle Middle School Success is Required Guide and High School Survival Guide. The most recent versions of these publications can be found on our forms and publications page.

How we communicate weather-related announcements

As always, cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the district’s website at Learn more