Welcome to VRES – A place where we Show Pride every day!

Our school has the privilege of working with over 650 students spanning from prekindergarten through grade 6. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. The school day for our prekindergarten students will end earlier at 2:30 p.m. Parents dropping off their child(ren) may do so no earlier than 8:00 a.m. Please understand there is no supervision for students before that time. For parents in need of before or after school supervision, please contact the Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club for information about their programs.

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

The 5th Grade DARE Graduation at Van Rensselaer Elementary School was held on January 16th.  In the photo from left to right are Rensselaer County Sheriff Deputy and DARE Officer Jeff Russo, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Legislature Chairman Mike Stammel and Rensselaer City School District Superintendent Joe Kardash.  Student award recipients are Josh […]

Van Rensselaer Elementary

Jeffrey Palmer, VRES Principal
518-436-4618 , ext. 1001

Eric Ferrone, Dean of Students
518-436-4618 , ext. 1201

Christine Jevons, VRES Secretary
518-436-4618 , ext. 1003

Jay Foust, Attendance Officer
518-436-8564