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Fueling the Future of Franklin County


Fueling the Future of Franklin County

Here, we have the resources to support every step of a student’s education, from Pre-K to a master’s degree. Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College continue to attract and retain top talent to the region, fueling Franklin County’s talent pipeline. Meanwhile, our K-12 school districts consistently impress parents, while giving kids the chance to study in an environment almost like summer camp. Here, students thrive thanks to an average 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, graduation rates above the state average, and the chance to learn outside of the classroom from their community and environment in a way that students in metro areas cannot. In Franklin County schools, you’re not just a number – you are known.

  • Colleges
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Fueling the Talent Pipeline

Paul Smith’s College, which recently received five awards from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, offers diverse degree programs for students. With over 20 bachelor’s degrees offered, students can choose to major in anything from environmental sciences to restaurant management.

North Country Community College has the programs and courses to fit your needs, whether you want to transfer to a four-year college or jump right into a career. Students seeking a flexible schedule can choose from full-time, part-time, evening and online class schedules – in degree programs ranging from criminal justice to nursing.

K-12 Public Schools

On the Right Track

We know that choosing the right school for your children is a top priority. Our region is home to seven public school districts, and you can be sure you’ll find the right fit for your children’s needs. In total, Franklin County has 21 public schools with about 8,000 students. Browse public school districts below.

Private Schools

Highly Ranked Education Options

Whether you’re seeking a day school or boarding school, religious or secular education, we have plenty of private schools that will fit your specific needs. Northwood School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in the scenic Lake Placid region, while North Country School is an independent junior boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 4-9. Northern Lights School is a nature based, Waldorf-inspired school for toddlers to five-year-olds. Saint Agnes School and St. Bernards School offer religious-based education for elementary-level students.

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