Troy, NY is home to twelve public schools in the Troy and Lansingburgh Central School Districts, and several private schools and academies serving pre-school through grade 12. The city also has three colleges - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College.

Troy Public Schools

Troy Schools provide a strong educational and social foundation to graduate all students, college and career ready.

Troy School District:

  • Elementary Schools (School 2, School 14, School 16, School 18)
  • Middle Schools (Troy Middle School, Carroll Hill)
  • High School (Troy High School)

Lansingburgh School District:

  • Elementary Schools (Turnpike, Rensselaer Park)
  • Middle Schools (Middle School, Knickerbacker)
  • High School (Lansingburgh High School)

Charter Schools

Troy Preparatory Charter School: Serves students from grades K-12

Private Schools


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: The oldest degree-granting technological university in North America, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was founded in 1824 "for the purpose of instructing persons in the application of science to the common purposes of life." Rensselaer has become one of the world's premier technological research universities.
  • Russell Sage College: Russell Sage College was founded in 1916 by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage and named in honor of her late husband. Russell Sage College is a comprehensive four-year college for women offering bachelor's degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as well as selected professional fields.
  • Hudson Valley Community College: HVCC is a state and locally supported two-year college. Founded 1953, and part of State University of New York System, Hudson Valley Community College offers excellent academics, state-of-the-art technology, and rich facilities.

Educational Centers

  • Educational Opportunity Center (EOC): Since 1966, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a division of Hudson Valley Community College, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents 16 years and older for more than thirty seven years. As a result, thousands of Capital Region residents have acquired the skills necessary to gain employment, to succeed on the job, and to develop self-confidence in their own potential.