About Us

The Canajoharie Central School District covers 100 square miles and serves approximately 975 students in eight townships in Montgomery and Schoharie counties. The district’s facilities include East Hill Elementary School (Pre-K-5), Canajoharie Middle School (grades 6-8) and Canajoharie High School (grades 9-12).

Our district is focused on educating the whole child, with our elementary, middle and high school programs centered on preparing students for success in college and careers. Parents, alumni and other district residents play an important role in Canajoharie schools, and the district prides itself as being the center of the community.


The Canajoharie High School features the Arkell Performing Arts Center, science, technology, business and computer labs, music suites, art studios, a fitness center and indoor running track. At our elementary and middle school campus, students and the community also have access to the Nellis Memorial Pool, an elementary great room, a school amphitheater and a new community-built playground.


In addition to the traditional academic programs, the district offers Advanced Placement courses, 21st-century elective courses such as Global Problem Solving and International Studies, two foreign languages, summer driver education and classes in fine and visual arts, family and consumer science, technology and music. Canajoharie also offers the area’s only school orchestra. Our student support services include a team of special education, school social work, psychology and school guidance professionals who strive to make Canajoharie a great school district for every student.


Outside of the classroom, the district offers nearly 20 varsity level sports and numerous extracurricular organizations such SADD, history, science and technology clubs and our Odyssey of the Mind program, which has seen Canajoharie students compete at the OM World Finals.


Vision Statement

Every Learner, Together, World Ready

Every Learner: We are invested in the success of all learners. We provide a relevant, challenging and engaging learning environment for every learner. Our students graduate as independent, thoughtful and engaged critical thinkers and continue on as lifelong learners.

Together: We are a rural school district that builds meaningful relationships among students, families, teachers, administrators, staff and the broader community. We foster an environment where differences are appreciated and students feel included, supported, safe, and respected by peers and adults.

World Ready: Our students graduate with the practical, intellectual and social-emotional skills to engage in a world of innovation and rapid transformation by:
● being inquisitive
● critically processing information
● forming their own opinions
● communicating effectively
● working together
● and learning from challenges and obstacles


Every day in our school district we foster a relationship-based safe learning environment. We provide access for all students to fully participate in an education process that incorporates skill development and academic achievement with out-of classroom interests, talents, passions and activities. We educate the whole child so they become self aware, critical thinkers, who are culturally and socially conscious adults.


We expect from our students, families, and Canajoharie Central School District staff:
● Accountability
● Community Involvement
● Creativity/Inquiry
● Empathy
● Engagement
● Perseverance
● Respect
● Transparency