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City of Schenectady

City Of Schenectady

Schenectady is a city rich in history and accomplishment.  It was here where Thomas Edison founded what would become the General Electric Company, where George Westinghouse invented the rotary engine and air brakes, where the American Locomotive Works once made virtually every steam and diesel locomotive to pull passengers and move freight across our country, and where New York State’s first historic district, the Stockade, was named.

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The city is served by the Schenectady City School District, which operates 16 elementary schools, three middle schools and the main high school Schenectady High SchoolBrown School is a private, nonsectarian kindergarten-through-8th grade school.

Catholic schools are administered by the Diocese of Albany.

Wildwood School is a special education, all ages school.

Schenectady's tertiary educational institutions are Union College, a private liberal arts college, and Schenectady County Community College, a public community college.


CDTA - (Capital District Transportation Authority)



Proctor's Theater

MiSCi Children's Museum

Schenectady Light Opera Company