Regional Information

  • The Moravia Central School District is a small, rural district in central New York serving approximately 923 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The district occupies two school buildings in the village of Moravia, in Cayuga County, about 50 miles southwest of Syracuse. The district map includes the towns of Locke, Moravia, Niles, Scott, Sempronius, Skaneateles, Summerhill, and Venice.

    The district has won multiple awards for its educational opportunities but also has excellent options for extracurricular activities. The theater, music, and art programs offer several opportunities to showcase students' work throughout the school year, and the Blue Devils sports teams have won several state championships.

    Centrally located in the Finger Lakes, the Moravia Central School District is ideally located near the cities of Auburn, Cortland, and Ithaca; Syracuse and Binghamton are each a one-hour drive away and host several theaters, museums and musical offerings.

    Moravia is also close to several institutions of higher education, including Cornell University, Syracuse University, Wells College, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Cortland, and several community colleges.

    • A variety of businesses within the school district boundaries offer employment opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and service-oriented industries.
    • The area also offers numerous nearby opportunities for golfing, bowling, hiking, camping, and other sporting and recreational activities. Recreational sites include Fillmore Glen State Park, Fillmore Golf Course, Sportsman's Club, and several of the Finger Lakes.
    • Community-based activities include the Horizon Performances concert series throughout the year and the Moravia Farmer's Market from June through November.
    • A variety of cultural and educational opportunities are available in the nearby cities of Ithaca, Auburn, Cortland, and Syracuse.
    • Historic Powers Library has provided continuous literary service to the area since 1880 and is a part of the Finger Lakes Library System.
    • Several churches provide service to a number of denominations including Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist.
    • Local public safety services include village fire, police, and ambulance departments.
    • The district includes the birthplace and historic boyhood home of Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States. There is an annual Fillmore Days celebration each summer, which features bathtub races, live music, local vendors and more.