Learn more about the Hudson Valley schools, programs, and the unique educational philosophies and opportunities that set them apart now and in the future.
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
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 best self. 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, personalized opportunities to grow and create, 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
For over 225 years Oakwood students have found strength in a diverse and inclusive community of learners. Oakwood students view the world through the experiences of classmates both local and from several countries, cultures, religions, orientations, and backgrounds. Students collaborate academically and are challenged to routinely step outside their comfort zone. When a math student discovers ceramics, a music major discovers basketball, or a philosophy student discovers the stage, they feed an intellectual curiosity and willingness to expand their thinking. Concepts of mindfulness and social emotional support within an academic setting are not new terms at Oakwood and have been central to our approach since 1796. We also have a lot of fun and prepare students for a breadth of colleges, universities, and careers. We look forward to connecting with you!
Oakwood Friends School
22 Spackenkill Rd
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
SUNY Ulster is a student-centered community college providing innovation and excellence in learning. Offering over 60 academic programs and 15 micro-credentials, SUNY Ulster prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university, entry into the job market, or career advancement. Classes are held on the Stone Ridge campus, Kingston satellite, and online. SUNY Ulster has been ranked as the best community college in New York State for both 2020 and 2021 by BestColleges.com.
491 Cottekill Rd
For almost 50 years, Woodstock Day School has been a leader in progressive education, providing a socially and environmentally mindful educational journey from Nursery School through Grade 12. WDS has cultivated a learning environment that is inclusive, developmentally anchored, has expansive social relationships, and is growth oriented. Classrooms are part of a vibrant school community where students feel valued, intrinsic motivation is nurtured, and learning happens through collaborative problem-solving. WDS is committed to valuing every student as an individual and as a member of the community. The faculty empowers students to confidently embrace life with knowledge, compassion, and perseverance. WDS’ commitment to equity and inclusion encourages, explores, and celebrates differences and commonalities, using these as challenges and opportunities for the intellectual, personal, and emotional growth of each member of the school. Welcome to WDS.
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