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Education for All Ages and Stages in the Hudson Valley

Learn more about these Hudson Valley schools, programs, and unique educational philosophies and opportunities that set them apart.

Dutchess Day School
- Immaculate Heart AcademyOakwood Friends School

What is Dutchess Day School’s approach to learning?

Dutchess Day School is a vibrant and inclusive coeducational environment that prioritizes academic excellence and nurtures students’ growth. Our dedicated staff recognizes the importance of a high-quality education in preparing students for the ever-changing world. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, we empower children to learn at their own pace and potential, using diverse materials and experiences. At Dutchess Day School, we value the individuality of each student, fostering a culture of respect and appreciation for diversity. Our teaching staff skillfully balances structure and freedom, motivating students to achieve their full potential while enjoying the process of learning. Our commitment to providing a joy-filled educational journey sets no limits on our students’ achievements, encouraging them to develop naturally and reach new heights.

Dutchess Day School

415 Rte 343 Millbrook

How does Immaculate Heart Academy remain on the cutting edge of preparing for college?

At Immaculate Heart Academy, a major key to our students’ success is remaining on the cutting edge of educational programming and college prep curriculum. Our dedicated and knowledgeable College Counseling Department, a collaborative effort that boasts members with 30+ years of combined experience, provides faculty, students, parents, and teachers with a more focused, individualized plan for the college application and admissions processes. Educating students and parents about these processes starting in freshman year helps ensure each student makes the right decision for her, including attending the college that allows her to reach and exceed her goals. The graduating Class of 2024 earned more than $45 million in scholarship awards and 91% were admitted to their first- or second-choice colleges. We are proud that our College Counseling Department continually proves to be beyond successful and worthwhile for everyone involved.

Immaculate Heart Academy
500 Van Emburgh Ave
Township of Washington, NJ

What makes Oakwood Friends School the right choice?

Oakwood Friends School is New York State’s oldest independent co-educational boarding and day school. The school serves grades 6 through 12 with a challenging college prep curriculum within a diverse community dedicated to nurturing the spirit, the scholar, the artist, and the athlete in every student. Nestled in Poughkeepsie, NY, close to the Hudson River, the beautiful 55-acre campus features a theater, greenhouse, athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, and more. Rolling admissions are being accepted for the 2024-2025 year. We welcome families to contact the Admissions Office by phone (845.462.4200) or e-mail (

Oakwood Friends School
22 Spackenkill Rd Poughkeepsie

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