Glendaal Elementary School is located on
Sacandaga Road at the intersection with Bolt Road about four miles north of the village of Scotia, New
The school is set in a country setting on a large campus, complete with
a creative playground and sprawling fields for all types of games at
Glendaal was built in 1953 and reached its 50th birthday in 2003. Since
the original construction, Glendaal had four classrooms added in the
The recent district building program included the addition of four
classrooms and a new library / media center. Renovations were done to
the nurse's and administrative offices as well as to spaces for other
Glendaal is home to close to 300 students in grades K to 5. We have a
talented and dedicated staff of 54 teachers and non-instructional staff
members who provide quality programming and services for our students
and families. We work as a team to meet the needs of all of our children
and to establish a rich and nurturing environment in which everyone is
encouraged to learn and grow.
Academic excellence is stressed at our school along with an emphasis on
character development. We look at the whole child and try to help each
one develop socially, emotionally, physically and academically. Glendaal
students are treated with respect and encouragement. In turn, they learn
to do the same with others.
Over the years Glendaal has earned many honors. In the 1999-2000 school
year, our 4th grade students scored exceptionally well on the New York
State English Language Arts (ELA) assessment. In fact, we ranked fifth
out of all of the elementary schools in the entire Capital District
area. Our teachers and support staff work very hard to help our students
to acquire the skills needed to be highly successful learners.
Our school colors are red and white and our mascot is a red cardinal. We
have a supportive and active PTA that annually sells tee shirts, sweat
shirts and other items that carry our school logo. Students and staff
members wear them with pride. Our PTA does many things to support our
school. Parents are an integral part of our program and we welcome their
volunteerism and enthusiasm.
Glendaal is a great school with a wonderful group of students, parents
and staff members. We enjoy a scenic location in a setting that adds to
the positive experiences of the children. We believe in active
involvement and sponsor many activities for the students. It is a great
place for children.