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Darrow School

Darrow School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

Darrow School says

Darrow School, an independent, co-ed, boarding and day school in New Lebanon, NY, offers a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum within an atmosphere that supports the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, individual creativity, and the joy of learning. The School has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of hands-on-learning and Darrow teachers use real-world topics and a dynamic approach to make the subject matter come alive. Darrow's small classes, averaging nine students, afford everyone the chance to participate. Strong critical thinking and writing skills are emphasized in all subject areas. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, individual creativity, and the joy of learning. Darrow teachers use real-world topics and a dynamic approach to capture the imagination and make the subject matter come alive. The beautiful mountainside campus is located on the site of the historic Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, and Darrow continues to embrace the Shaker legacy of sustainability and stewardship. An important feature of the academic program is its focus on environmental, social, and economic resources, and students discover the value of finding balance within one's self, the community, and global society. The National Association of Independent Schools recognized the excellence of the School's Sustainability Program in February 2005 with a Leading Edge Honoree Award for curriculum innovation. The substantive nature and climate of Darrow School offer students a setting where their abilities can prosper, and the School's distinctive educational philosophy is suited to all learning styles. At Darrow, students reach their full potential as motivated, thriving, college-bound learners with a greater understanding of themselves and the world. To learn more about Darrow School, contact Betsy Strickler, Director of Admission, at 518-794-6008 or visit www.darrowschool.org.

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Finance

Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $49,600 Annual

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (518) 794-6000
Email
  [email protected]

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Semester

Test Scores

1001 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1133 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1048 Average score for the SAT Composite

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 114
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 20
10 28
11 34
12 32

Darrow School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Darrow School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 9
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 80%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 54%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 31%

Extracurriculars

  • Student Government
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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