About our school

Welcome to Minisink Valley High School

Main number: 355-5100

Main office hours:  7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student hours:  7:39 a.m. to 2:24 p.m.

Minisink Valley High School is home to grades 9 to 12. The school was first established in 1958 as a secondary school for grades 7 to 10. A junior class, established in the 1959-60 school year, became the first class to graduate in June 1961. Over the next decade, school enrollment increased so rapidly that in 1971, a bond was passed by district residents to build a new high school adjacent to the original school building. This was completed in 1974, and additions have since been made to accommodate expanding class sizes.

The school’s current census is approximately 1,230 students.  The school’s curriculum is designed to ensure students are best prepared to be college, career and civics ready. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves intellectually, academically and socially to become the best they can be.

A diverse and rigorous academic program is complemented by music, art and drama opportunities in addition to ongoing character education and competitive interscholastic sports. We believe this provides a unique high school experience which is among the best in Orange County and surrounding areas.

A wide range of Regents-level classes, honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered, as well as several credit-earning, college-affiliated courses.  Various programs are available through Orange-Ulster BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services), which provides numerous occupational opportunities for students.

The school’s inclusive environment is designed to maximize students’ safety, well-being and health. Teaching and learning in a safe and supportive environment are our highest priorities.

We encourage you to be active in your child’s education and supportive of our efforts to encourage your children to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners. The faculty and staff are committed to working with students to ensure they are actively involved and engaged in learning, in school activities and in the community to develop the individual as a whole.

Please reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors, and administrators with any questions.  Open lines of communication between school and home is extremely important.