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School Showcase

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From focusing on the arts to preparing for a career, Hudson Valley schools and programs are continuing the unique educational philosophies and opportunities that set them apart now and in the future.

Dutchess Day School

There is a distinct difference between the new normal and new and normal. The Dutchess Day School community has always been characterized by a positive spirit, selfless volunteerism, and pride. In good times, those qualities are easy to keep; the true test is if it can be done when times are difficult. Though we are wearing masks, in-person classes are happening! Four-square still has a waiting line to enter the fray, science labs are hands-on, reading groups are using their imaginations, and our musical performances continue to spread memorable magic. Our children are actively engaged in school every day continuing to build their foundation for their future success.

Dutchess Day School
415 Rte 343

Emma Willard

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

Frost Valley YMCA

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, ext 450

Green Meadow

If you are looking for a private school for your children, look no further! Nestled on 11 acres in the heart of Rockland County, Green Meadow Waldorf School (GMWS) offers a curriculum that engenders in its young people the academic, social, artistic, and practical abilities that will enable them to become self-reliant and generous individuals capable of meeting whatever challenges they face in the future. GMWS provides a Nursery-to-12th grade education with unique offerings like Parent & Child classes, Forest Kindergarten, and Farm Kindergarten. Our small class sizes, outdoor learning experiences, and world language program are some of the features that set us apart. Join us for one of our Online Information Sessions or schedule a private tour by e-mailing

Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Rd
Chestnut Ridge
845.356.2514, x302 

Oakwood Friends

Welcome to Oakwood! Engaging within a diverse and inclusive community, Oakwood Friends School continues to support, nurture, and challenge students in a healthy, safe, and fully in-person environment. From the classroom to the stage to the sports fields, and beyond, we help students step outside their comfort zone, find their voice, and expend their understanding. With the largest enrollment in over 50 years, Oakwood welcomes students from eight countries, several states, and regions throughout the Hudson Valley. Join us as we celebrate 100 years in the Hudson Valley and 225 years of Friends Education. To learn more, visit us at

Oakwood Friends School
22 Spackenkill Rd

Salisbury School

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

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