In 1897 an elementary-school was started, with 42 children, in the first class. (Corneliu Stoica, Dicționarul istoric al localităților trotușene, Onești, Ed. Aristarc, 1988, p. 262).
Between 1913-1916 a school was built, with 3 class-rooms. (Îndrumător în Arhivele Statului. Jud. Bacău, vol II, Îndrumătoare arhivistice nr. 15, București, 1989, page 349)
The building is listed among the historic buildings of Bacău-County. Listed as position 288 coded as BC-II-m-B-00885 and accepted on July-8-2004 by the Minister of Culture and Religion. (Decree-number: 2314). On July-16-2004, it appeared in the Official Romanian Journal, first part 172, XVI year, number 646 bis.
Also, there is a functioning nursery-school (kindergarten) in the village, since 1908. (Elena Ungureanu, Istoria învățământului preșcolar din jud. Bacău, manuscris; Rodica Șovar, Florica Bălașa, Un secol de existență legiferată a învățământului preșcolar din România, București 1996, p. 30)
In 1978, from the villages monetary-fund and with the backing of the County, a new, three-story school was built, along with the necessary out-buildings. Since than, the old school is functioning, as the „House of Culture”.
Hungarian language education
- With the exception of the 1950’s, there was no education in the Hungarian language.
- In 1946 a local branch of the Association of the Hungarian people was formed, in Pustiana. They organized a Hungarian school, but it was stopped by the government, in the 1950’s.
- In 1990 the High-school and University students, from Pusztina, studying in Transylvania and Hungary organized summer-schools, where they taught the Hungarian language, to the children of the village.
- From 2001, the Hungarian language began to be taught, outside of schools.
- In 2002, the Hungarian „Anya-nyelv” or „Mother-tongue” was allowed to be taught, in the romanian public-schools, every week, 3-4 hours. This can be ascertained, in the official documents.
- In the 2009-2010 school-year, beside the 120 children in classes I-VIII (1-8) – there were 80 more children, taught outside of school and another 59 were learning the Hungarian language, in the public schools.