Our Mission

Dutchess Day School is an elementary and middle school that provides a strong academic foundation, values children’s natural curiosity, and fosters an enduring enthusiasm for learning. In an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, students are encouraged to take intellectual, athletic, and artistic risks and to develop independence, confidence, and imagination.

A talented and dedicated faculty maintains high standards within a balanced curriculum that challenges students to discover their unique strengths.

The School seeks diversity and respects the individuality of each child. Students share their talents through collaboration and through service to the School, the community, and the larger world.

Community Code

I listen actively, think independently, and challenge all aspects of myself.
I express my thoughts and ideas while remaining open to those of others that may differ from my own.
I find ways to include, help, and support others.
I understand that differences among people make our school community a richer place.