About Us

The Stillwater Central School District is a charming, rural UPK-12 district serving approximately 1,060 students that is located approximately ten miles from the Northway, with easy access from north and south. The district’s two buildings are located on the same campus, hosting three distinct schools–an elementary, middle and high school.

A small school atmosphere, individual attention and community support are just some of the things that make Stillwater unique. The district is proud to provide students with a strong academic program in core subjects, including accelerated courses, college in the high school, distance learning and a variety of electives. In addition to the traditional academic courses, the district offers competitive sports programs across three seasons and a wide range of clubs and extracurricular activities.

With a focus on continuous improvement of self and community, the Stillwater Central School District provides individualized, exceptional experiences for our students.

Superintendent Joseph Mariano, Jr.

Joseph Mariano, Jr. began his role as Superintendent of Schools at Stillwater Central School District on Feb. 9, 2024. Prior to that, he was the Executive Principal at Troy High School for 12 years, and also served as the school’s  Assistant Principal and Dean of Students.  Joe lives with his family in Cohoes and looks forward to working with all members of the SCSD community to uphold the district’s values and ensure all students have the tools they need to succeed.

Vision Statement

We are Stillwater, striving to create an inclusive culture with diverse and enriching opportunities that promote student success through continuous improvement and community involvement.

Core Belief Statements

At Stillwater Central School District, we believe…

  • Parents are an integral part of the learning partnership.
  • All students can achieve to their highest potential.
  • In our teachers, staff, and administration.
  • That grit, respect, and dedication lead to success.
  • In the success of all students to their highest potential.
  • Diversity contributes to a positive environment for all.
  • In an environment where students are safe and secure.
  • In every student.
  • In continuous improvement of self and community.

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