A progressive independent school set on a beautiful 40-acre campus in New York’s pristine Hudson Valley, serving Nursery - 12th grade.
In our Early Childhood science program, young children walk in the woods once a week to make observations, ask questions and simply take in their natural surroundings. In our Lower school, students belong to the “mulch brigade,” and work to keep our campus tidy and our plants healthy. Our High School students participate in town council meetings to advocate for more rigorous environmental standards. One of our seniors is doing an independent project to significantly reduce the tick population on campus through research and advocacy. Taking stewardship and civility seriously are some of the ways in which we engage students with the wider world.
We spend time designing programs that weave relationships: safe, authentic and supportive relationships between teachers and students, and between the students themselves. We teach children to think, to feel, and to play. To learn through unstructured playtime. By doing this important work, we give students the tools they need to advocate for themselves and contribute to the larger community.