The Massena Central School District is located in the heart of the St. Lawrence River Valley. In a beautiful rural setting, just an hour from Ottawa and Montreal, the district includes a population of 15,000 residents on 122 acres of the peaceful St. Lawrence River Valley. Canada is only minutes away and the majestic Adirondack Mountains are within a thirty minute drive.
Massena Central enjoys a long and proud history of community, industrial and business support. The district is well diversified industrially (ALCOA and GM Power train) and commercially (shopping mall, large box stores, and local businesses). The District is also home to the New York Power Authority, the Snell and Eisenhower Locks and the Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Dam.
The District is within a thirty minute drive of four outstanding colleges and universities; Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam. Paul Smith’s College and several Canadian colleges are within a short drive.
Recreational opportunities abound on the St. Lawrence, Grasse, and Raquette Rivers, all of which flow through the district. Numerous parks, beaches, walking trails, marinas and boat launches can be found within the District. The Nature Center provides cross country skiing, snowshoeing and other activities.
Massena Memorial Hospital provides modern and excellent health care services. The Massena Museum and the Massena Library provide quality educational opportunities to the community as well.