Dutchess Day has a broad program, taught by a highly experienced faculty, and designed to challenge students and build academic and interpersonal excellence. Our goal is for all students to develop the academic skills, social confidence and strength of character for success at their chosen secondary school and in life.
We combine a traditional academic program with innovative, hands-on learning experiences. We are a small school, where each of us enjoys the rewards of belonging to a lively extended family. Students at every level interact with one another both formally (older students reading to younger students, and weekly all-school assemblies) and informally (through school-sponsored events). Our surroundings are warm and hospitable, reminiscent of the private home the school once was.
Parents are an integral part of our school community: they serve as class parents, chaperones on class trips, volunteers at school fund-raisers and community events, and as mentors who visit classrooms to share their expertise and life experiences. It is in having parents, faculty and students working together that we assure a successful individual experience for each child.