Welcome to Dutchess Day School

Enjoy the Dutchess Day difference from home!
“One of the few bright spots of us all being home has been the chance to watch firsthand as our kids attend classes online and to see the exceptional DDS teachers at work engaging our children in their lessons each day. We are impressed and incredibly grateful for all they do."
Beginning on March 30, 2020, Dutchess Day School closed its campus and began online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with best practices outlined by the CDC and the state of New York.

The Lower and Upper Divisions each have developmental appropriate online learning schedules, which balance academic vigor with a recognition that increased screen time is not in children's best interest.  Through Microsoft Teams and various applications such as Seesaw, Flipgrid, Safeshare, and Pear Deck our faculty have embraced synchronous and asynchronous methods of instruction.  

In addition to three-hours of online instruction, students continue to meet regularly with their homeroom or advisory groups several times a week, and co-curricular courses such as physical education, art, and music are still an active part of our students' lives.
"DDS has done an amazing job transitioning to online learning. With children in both upper and lower school, I can see that they are all engaged in their 'virtual classrooms' and are getting the same great quality of instruction that I have come to expect from DDS. We are so grateful to the school for making this happen and allowing our small country school to thrive in these challenging circumstances."

Sample Online Learning Schedule