About us

The Florida Union Free School District is a small public school district in Orange County, New York, known for innovative programs and personalized learning. The district takes pride in providing an environment where a lifelong love of learning is ignited.

View of 2017 graduates from above in park
S.S. Seward Graduation Day, June 2017

Our goal is to ensure that every Florida student leaves us with the necessary skills for college and careers, and to be active, productive, and positive adults. With the ability to acquire and disseminate necessary information from a wealth of sources, our students graduate as problem solvers and critical thinkers.

Our school community is approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City and includes the Village of Florida and parts of the towns of Warwick and Goshen. Long established as an agricultural community, Florida is also home to a growing number of professionals, business owners, and commuters.

The Florida Union Free School District offers a wide range of academic programs, activities, and athletics to encourage every student’s active engagement in school. The achievements of our students are known throughout New York state. Our district may be relatively small, but our students dream big and accomplish much.

The Florida Union Free School district has about 840 students who are served in two school buildings: Golden Hill Elementary (pre-K through grade 5), and S.S. Seward Institute (grades 6-12).