• Office of the Superintendent

    240 Villa Crest Dr.
    State College, PA 16801
     Robert j. O'Donnell  Mary Jenn Dorman
    Robert J. O'Donnell
    Superintendent of Schools
    Mary Jenn Dorman
    Executive Assistant
    to the Superintendent

    Watch an interview with Bob O'Donnell on CNET's Around the County.
    Welcome to State College Area School District. As you navigate our website, you will find information about many of the outstanding people, varied curriculum, programs, initiatives and accomplishments within our district

    As superintendent of State College Area School District (SCASD), I continuously reflect on our district’s mission and vision that, along with our district's policies, guide our decision-making processes.

    The vision of the State College Area School District is a boundary-less environment where learners are fully engaged in holistic development.
      Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.
        SCASD is consistently recognized as one of the best school districts in Pennsylvania. I encourage you to visit our Star Slate web site and evidence experiences where our students and staff continue to excel to very high levels of performance in the areas of academics and extracurricular activities. An example of our district’s efforts includes a recent recognition of our two middle schools: both schools are identified as Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch for their high performance in the areas of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure.

        The value of a SCASD education goes beyond high test scores and extraordinary acceptance rates at post-secondary institutions. A SCASD education is about engaging the "whole" student – building relationships and enabling and encouraging our students to grow, explore, achieve and develop skills for life. This includes experiences within our vast array of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs.

        We are grateful for your support of our schools and for your continued investment in our most important resource – the young people of College Township, Ferguson Township, Harris Township, Patton Township, Half Moon Township and the Borough of State College.

        Robert J. O'Donnell  
        Robert J. O’Donnell Ed.D.
        Superintendent of Schools
      Last Modified on November 21, 2016