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About Us

Our Vision Statement

One Community, Transforming Lives

The Canandaigua City School District believes in building a community rooted in inclusion and love, where everyone recognizes the active role they play in educating our children and helping them find a sense of purpose in life.

Our Mission Statement

Explore - Enrich - Empower

The Canandaigua City School District is dedicated to creating enriched, world-class educational experiences that engage all learners, foster meaningful exploration, and empower our school community to have their voices heard.



One Community, Transforming Lives

District Highlights

  • Canandaigua Academy has a 95% Graduation rate
  • Canandaigua Academy offers over 200 distinct courses
  • 15 Advanced Placement courses
    18 college-level and 3:1:1 courses in coordination with Finger Lakes Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology
    International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Gifted and talented program
  • Canandaigua Middle School named a National School of Character in 2015
  • Extensive technology use, including individual Chromebook devices for each student in Gr. 1-12 . Ipads for students in Kindergarten.
  • Five classes of Universal Pre-Kindergarten on campus
  • Full day kindergarten
  • A range of academic and support services aimed at early identification of academic issues.
  • A wide array of in-district special education services
  • Award-winning performing arts opportunities
  • Resource-rich libraries and library websites. The Academy site is an “International Best of the Web” and the Middle School Library is the 2016 Rochester region School Library of the Year