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It’s that time of year — time to shift gears and head back to school! Hudson Valley schools, services, and activities are ready for a new beginning with big plans, new challenges, and yes, even fun!

Dutchess Day School

Developing naturally and joyfully

Dutchess Day School offers a coed nurturing environment in which children are provided an enriched academic learning experience. Their accredited staff knows that their high-quality approach to education is essential if the students are to develop the maturity and competence needed to function effectively in this rapidly changing world. Based on an interdisciplinary curriculum, students may experience learning in an individual lesson as well as in a small group setting, utilizing a wide variety of materials and experiences at his or her own pace and potential. This concept acknowledges great respect for the diversity and individuality of each student. The teaching staff skillfully applies structure and freedom, encouraging each student to develop naturally and joyfully, setting no limits on their achievements.

Dutchess Day School
415 Rte 343

Emma Willard School

Embracing a passion for learning

What drives your passion to learn? Are you an artist? A scientist? A writer? An athlete? A combination of all? At Emma Willard School, we invite you to embrace your passion and use it to shape your individualized learning experience. For over 200 years, Emma Willard School has been a leader in girls’ education, challenging students to question, reason, learn, grow, and lead. Whether you already know your passion, or are still finding your way, Emma Willard School empowers you to define your own path. Our academic pillars of intellectual flexibility, community, equity, and justice ensure that students walk away with a life-long sense of purpose. With a balance of academic rigor, a culture of belonging, and a focus on individual wellness, Emma Willard School prepares boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12 to go out and impact their world.

Emma Willard School
285 Pawling Ave

Enhancing the Student Experience

Thanks to perseverance, determination, and the unrelenting support of an entire community, the north side of the Our Lady of Lourdes campus was transformed with a complete renovation of 7,000 square feet of existing space, completing the school’s long-term goal to provide a cutting-edge Health & Wellness Facility. The extensive renovation creates a new state-of-the-art facility that incorporates weight training machines, cardio equipment and strengthening spaces, and a multi-use space for performing arts and physical education programs. A new dance/yoga studio, new locker rooms, and a media classroom for PE classes and athletic teams were added as part of the school’s performing arts, physical education, and athletic components. As President Catherine Merryman notes, “I venture to state this center is unlike any of its kind in high schools in our region, servicing all students, not just athletes, further enriching our student experience.”

Our Lady of Lourdes High School
131 Boardman Rd

Salisbury School

Focusing on same-sex education

At Salisbury, we do everything right for boys! We celebrate what it means to be a boy and have designed a school where boys succeed and tradition matters. Our unique Hilltop community develops boys into gentlemen both in the classroom and out. As a student at Salisbury, you are part of a close-knit community. From the moment you first arrive to the day you graduate, you play an important role in the life of the school. Being a small, single-sex school allows us to better foster your confidence and inspire you. Salisbury students feel comfortable challenging themselves and each other in the classroom. You will become willing to take risks in a wide range of academic subjects. Numerous resources are available to guide you while accomplishing your goals and reaching your full potential.

Salisbury School
251 Canaan Rd
Salisbury, CT

Frost Valley YMCA

Making new memories

At Frost Valley YMCA, families can enjoy fun and life-changing activities in the heart of the Catskill Mountains making new memories on 5,500 picturesque acres. The wide range of activities include gliding out onto Lake Cole in a rowboat or canoe; zip-lining; trying your hand at archery; horseback riding; rock-climbing walls with challenges for all levels; and taking on hiking trails to High Falls (a great spot for photos!) or to the cable bridge. Or, if you prefer indoor activities, you can explore your creative side in arts and crafts; learn a new skill or hone one you already practice with classes in pottery, woodworking, and candle making; or unwind with a stretch-and-relaxation class. Whatever the activities, Frost Valley is devoted to providing safe family fun with activities, excitement, and enrichment for all abilities. While it’s a great way for a family to become closer or a group to bond, couples also get in on the good times at Frost Valley, making memories to last a lifetime.

Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd
845.985.2291, x 450

Dr. Koumas

Combining old-fashioned values with modern technology

Michael Koumas, DDS, PC, combines old-fashioned values with modern technology in a relaxed setting to give each patient a healthy, radiant smile. Offering a wide variety of services for all ages, from preventive and basic measures to advanced restorative procedures, Dr. Koumas provides dental care plans that are tailor-made to fit the needs of individual patients. Patients can count on Dr. Koumas for dental cleanings, fillings, crowns, or dental implants, as well as smile enhancement through teeth whitening, veneers, and/or Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Koumas believes, “A healthy mouth is the cornerstone to a healthy body and a healthy life.”

Michael Koumas, DDS, PC
4 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza
Newburgh, NY

Windsor Dental Center

Addressing the entire family’s dental needs

When Steven P. Stern, DMD, founded Windsor Dental Center, his goal was to create a family practice where every patient could enjoy a healthy, bright, confident smile. Now, over 30 years later, his multi-specialty practice offers the most technically advanced dental services in the region. Smile makeovers are Windsor Dental’s specialty featuring Digital Smile Design technology. They offer the most progressive techniques in cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and Lumineers®, All-on-4™ dental implants, teeth whitening, and single-visit, pain-free root canals. Windsor Dental also offers Invisalign® clear braces and Zirconia Bridge teeth restoration. Windsor Dental has multiple specialists on staff, including highly regarded, board-certified endodontists, oral surgeons, an orthodontist, and periodontist, for all your family’s needs — all in one convenient location. Flexible early-morning, late evening, and Saturday appointments are available to make scheduling easy.

Windsor Dental Center
375 Windsor Highway (RTE 32 North), Suite 400
New Windsor

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