Darrow School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 518-794-6006
110 Darrow Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125
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The athletic program emphasizes teamwork, fitness, and the development of specific skills. All students participate in each of the three seasons. Interscholastic teams compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.
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The athletic program emphasizes teamwork, fitness, and the development of specific skills. All students participate in each of the three seasons. Interscholastic teams compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Everyone at Darrow is both a teacher and a learner. Our small classes sizes allow students to develop strong relationships with their faculty, emphasizing the transactional nature of education.
At Darrow, we know that students learn best when they are supported, and our inclusive community focuses on valuing one another for all of our unique perspectives and experiences. Darrow students take special pride in their ability to make every interaction as positive as possible.
Problem-solving, creating, and making are key to a transformative educational experience. Darrow students learn by doing, and in the process, they become comfortable with making mistakes and troubleshooting. They are uniquely prepared for college because they understand how to apply what they're learning in the classroom to what they're doing outside the classroom.
Collaboration is at the center of student work at Darrow. Students learn how to communicate effectively, make comprises, and get the best out of one another by working together on group projects.
Everything at Darrow begins with community. Our community is strong and distinctive because it is based on kindness, celebration of our incredible diversity, and active engagement in the work and joy of everyday life. Find your people at Darrow School.
Boarding school doesn't have to be 'school away from home' - it can be a second home. We cultivate a strong sense of place, and you'll find students relaxing and working in many different areas on campus. Students live, work, and study at Darrow, all the while learning to be stewards of their own space.
Our Academic Mentoring Program gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a mentor to develop their study skills and reach their full academic potential. Mentors teach students how to become better readers, writers, public speakers, etc...
  • 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 excitement of learning.
  • The School has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of "hands-on learning", or active curriculum, 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.
  • Head of School Simon Holzapfel says, "At Darrow there is an opportunity for strong connections between students and teachers. Teachers get to know students well, and expectations are high. They push students to do their best in classes, athletics, and co-curricular activities.".

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  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   12/27/2014
    St. Lawrence University
    Darrow's most unique and positive attribute is the warm and welcoming community created by the faculty and students. The faculty are always willing to help you both academically and personally; they become more than. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Darrow SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19321910
Campus Size365 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment110 students300 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
83%
68%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$5.5 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,100$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,560
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsNicholas Forcier
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Boulay

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered614
SportsBasketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1323
ExtracurricularsHands-to-Work

Club or Organization:
SPECTRUM, Student Government, Students of Diversity, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental, Theatre, Vocal Music Instruction

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Fitness Club, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Outdoor Education, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges6
University of Washington5
Bard College4
Savannah College of Art and Design4
Brandeis University3
Rochester Institute of Technology3
Goucher College2
Northeastern University2
Rutgers University2
Syracuse University2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Darrow School: Hands-on Education for More Than 80 Years
  • Darrow School, an independent, co-ed, boarding and day school in New Lebanon, NY, offers a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum with a range of courses in writing and literature, history, languages, mathematics, sciences, and the arts.
  • 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.
  • The School has long been recognized as a pioneer in the field of "hands-on learning," and 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 sustainability, 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 with a Leading Edge Honoree Award for curriculum innovation.
  • Darrow`s small classes, averaging nine students, afford everyone the chance to participate.
  • To learn more about Darrow School, contact Nicholas Forcier, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, at 518-794-6006 or visit www.darrowschool.org
  • Check us out on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/user/DarrowSchool
  • LD types supported: dyslexia, mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Charles Conrad - Apollo 12 Commander, third man to walk on the moon
    • Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo - Radio Sportscaster, Author
    • Sam Harper, '79 - Screenplay writer of Cheaper by the Dozen & Cheaper by the Dozen II
    • Bill Hudnut - Former mayor of Indianapolis & Congressman, author
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