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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 $48 million.


Mohonasen has PLANS for our students! Our mission is to ensure that students reach their Potential to Learn in an Academically rich, Nurturing and Safe environment.


Mohonasen Central School District will be widely recognized as an exemplary school district, enthusiastically educating mind, body and character. Families, visitors and community members will experience an environment of respect and care surrounding each personal interaction. They will discover a culture of excellence permeating every program. Mohonasen will be a model of safe, effective and well-rounded educational community in a diverse suburban setting.

We believe that in order to attain our mission and vision, we, as adults have the responsibility to do “Whatever it Takes” in order to ensure the success of every child.