"As a teacher today, I am convinced that the middle school years play an important and formative role in the life of a student. Looking back on my own middle school experience, I feel lucky to have spent that time at Dutchess Day. The teachers at DDS taught me to ask difficult questions, to seek honest answers, and to be an active participant in my own learning process. The faculty was willing to listen to me and always there to laugh with me. At Dutchess, I learned to read, to write, to experiment, to play. I made incredible friends. More importantly, however, I graduated with a strong sense of self and an eager desire to seek new challenges. Thank you, Dutchess, for a wonderful five years."
- Reed Weeden '95