Mission and Values
Dutchess Day School’s Mission Statement
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.
- I listen actively, think independently, and challenge myself in all areas.
- I express my opinions and ideas while keeping my mind open to the ideas and opinions of others.
- I find ways to help, include, and speak on behalf of others.
- I understand the differences among people make our school community a richer place.