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Education for All Ages and Stages

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Hudson Valley Schools are looking forward to resuming in-person learning when students head back to school this fall. Find out more about the schools, programs, and the unique educational philosophies and opportunities that set them apart now and in the future.

What makes Darrow School special? 

There is something remarkable about the Darrow School. Perhaps our historic Shaker Heritage or our location nestled between the Berkshire Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Or maybe, it’s our community of individuals where all students belong. Darrow serves diverse backgrounds and abilities, building on individuals’ talents and interests to deepen thinking with specialized programs which explore the creative spaces where ideas intersect, and solutions emerge. Our Active Curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and sciences are individually focused and combine innovative classroom instruction with project-based learning and environmental consciousness to educate future generations of global citizens who understand the wider world—and their place in it.

The Darrow School
110 Darrow Road
New Lebanon

What is Dutchess Day School’s approach to learning?

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

How is Oakwood Friends School teaching students to think critically and inclusively?

Engaging within a diverse and inclusive community, Oakwood students view the world through the lens of classmates 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 chemistry, or a philosophy student discovers the stage, they develop a curiosity and the intellectual stamina necessary in our rapidly evolving and increasingly inter-connected society.

Oakwood Friends School
22 Spackenkill Rd

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