Veeder Elementary School Profile

School Mascot: Dr. Hoots the Owl

School Colors: Green and Yellow

Veeder school building facadeWelcome to the Veeder Elementary School home page.

Veeder Elementary, with approximately 500 students, is the largest of the five elementary buildings in the South Colonie Central School District. Being a large elementary building allows us to offer diverse teaching techniques and personalities to better match each student’s needs. Thanks to the Superintendent and Board of Education’s dedication to small class size, Veeder also maintains a “small school” atmosphere where students are encouraged to discover and explore.

We enjoy a very active and involved PTA. They, together with our dedicated faculty and staff of about 80 provide a culture of academic excellence and character education. Our teachers enlist a wide variety of techniques and materials to ensure that all students reach their maximum potential. Once students complete the fourth grade, they move on to Lisha Kill Middle School for grades 5-8 and then to Colonie Central High School for grades 9-12.

Mission Statement: “The Veeder School community is committed to providing a nurturing environment that empowers every child to achieve personal success, to value diversity and to become resilient, honorable and knowledgeable citizens of tomorrow.”

School Hours:

  • Teacher day begins: 8:15 a.m.
  • Pupils enter building: 9:11 a.m.
  • Instruction day begins: 9:16 a.m.
  • Buses leave school: 3:25 p.m.
  • Teacher day ends: 3:30 p.m.