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2017 Education Almanac


Last Updated: 07/17/2017 2:58 pm
All Sport Camp FIT

Contact: Karen@allsporthealthandfitness.com • (845) 868-2355

CAMP FIT offers the perfect camp setting for campers to make new friends, develop new skills, experience and appreciate the outdoors and have FUN! Campers are divided up into age appropriate groups and participate in activities including: recreational swimming, sports & games, arts & crafts and special theme activities. Special events and guests make for more fun!

Teens will take part in new and exciting activities outside of camp. Under the guidance of our camp staff, campers will take two trips during regular camp hours to local recreation sites and still have time to enjoy traditional camp activities on site.

Quick start tennis camp is the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis. During the morning campers will focus on the fundamentals of the game. Afternoon hours are spent participating in our regular Camp Fit activities.

Rain or Shine Camp!


Barcone’s Music

Big Box Value, Local Business Service

528 Broadway, Kingston, NY
(845) 331-6089, barconesmusiconline.com

Barcone’s Music represents a tradition of musical excellence for over 125 years, here in the Hudson Valley. We proudly work with schools from Westchester County up through Greene County, providing instrument rentals, repairs, and sales. We provide the highest quality brands, including Conn, Selmer, Bach, King, Eastman, and Amati just to name a few!

The Barcone’s Music Experience means Expertise: A combined 80 years of experience in repairs. Several employees are active professional musicians, and many have degrees in music.

The Barcone’s Music Experience means Tradition: With a foundation started in Italy in 1890, the Barcone Family are into their 5th generation in the business.

The Barcone’s Music Experience means Diversity: We are a full-service shop, with a wide range of products on-site.


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Art+Science Summer Course
2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook
(845) 677-5343

Students will explore the relationship between art and science in this weeklong summer course taught by artist and conservation biologist Hara Woltz. This course will offer an alternative to the traditional summer camp and will be a transformative experience for students looking to deepen their understanding of the environment they live in.


Columbia-Greene Community College
Tomorrow, Today.
4400 Route 23, Hudson (845) 828-4181 x5514
info@mycommunitycollege.com, mycommunitycollege.com

Columbia-Greene Community College is foremost in teaching. The campus is 21st century, yet teaching remains student centered. That winning formula has produced one of the best success records among students who transfer to SUNY baccalaureate schools.

Choose from 40 dynamic, affordable programs, including teacher education, medical assisting, business (online), fine arts, computer graphics, automotive technology, nursing, computer security and forensics, computer science, and math/science.

Campus life is vibrant, with sports, student activities and clubs that are shared by the college’s diverse student body. Approximately 36 percent of C-GCC’s students are adult learners. In addition, some 80 percent of all students receive some form of financial aid, a majority of which comes from grants, which do not have to be repaid.


Dutchess Arts Camp / Art Institutes

(845) 471-7477 millstreetloft.org facebook.com/millstreetloft

Mill Street Loft offers weekly arts camps, July - August, at four locations:
Red Hook, Beacon, Millbrook, and Poughkeepsie.

Educational, arts-driven fun (ages 4-14). Jr. Art Institute (11-14) and Art Institute (14-19) summer sessions on Vassar campus provide opportunities to develop advanced skills in the visual arts. Year-round art courses offered.


Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

45 Years of Waldorf Education in the Berkshires
For Parent-Child through 8th Grade, contact Robyn Coe (413) 528-4015 x.106, admissions@gbrss.org, GBRSS.ORG. For 9th through 12th Grade, contact Tracy Fernbacher (413) 298-3800, admissions@berkshirewaldorf.com, WALDORFHIGH.ORG

Voted “Best School in the Berkshires,” the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS) provides hands-on learning in a vibrant community for toddlers through 8th grade.

Starting with Parent-Child, Pre-K and Kindergarten in the early childhood building surrounded by gardens, fields and woods, children learn through all their senses in nature and colorful classrooms.

Across the 32-acre campus, the Lower School’s Waldorf curriculum integrates strong academics with fine and practical arts, biodynamic gardening, Spanish and German, movement, drama, games, music and three-season intramural sports. Summer programs available.

Educating the whole child culminates in the academic and artistic rigor of our nearby Berkshire Waldorf High School, a college preparatory, coeducational day school that inspires learning in an atmosphere of openness and mutual respect.


Green Meadow Waldorf School

Developing Curiosity, Creativity, and Confidence
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
(845) 356-2514 ext.302, gmws.org

Recognized internationally as a leading Waldorf school, Green Meadow Waldorf School is one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with about 350 students from Nursery through 12th grade, a popular Parent & Child Program, and wonderful summer programs. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity.

Through an academically challenging curriculum, infused by the arts and informed by a unique understanding of a child’s developmental needs, Green Meadow Waldorf School educates its students to become well-rounded adults capable of bringing purpose and direction to their lives. They emerge ready to think on their own, stand for themselves, and act with empathy toward others.

Our beautiful 11-acre wooded campus draws diverse students from 13 counties and approximately 90 towns in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as from several countries around the world.


Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Nurturing Living Connections
330 County Rte 21C, Ghent, NY (518) 672-7092 x 111

“… one of the things that I value so deeply about being here is that my children have this incredible sense of wonder and joy at very small things in life; at the natural world; at a flower blossoming; at the leaves turning...I think that is a very special thing about this place.” ~ Christina Lowery, HVS Parent

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is an early childhood through grade 12 independent school in Ghent, NY. Take a tour, see student work, enjoy student performances, take a tour of our Biodynamic® farm, meet some of our teachers and learn about the Waldorf curriculum. Tours are also available by appointment.


High Meadow School

Summer at High Meadow
Stone Ridge, NY
(845) 687-4855

For children ages 4 - 12! Unique and exciting experiences in the arts, athletics, and open ended play including nature exploration, low ropes course games, and weekly visits to Rosendale Pool. Our 9 acre campus, complete with science pond, nature trail and bird sanctuary provides the idyllic setting for an unforgettable and meaningful summer experience. Drop in for a day or spend the summer with us!


Historic Huguenot Street

Huguenot Street School Programs
81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
(845) 255-1660

We would love to accommodate your group! We can run many of our school programs with a group of eight or more. Come and immerse your students in the lives of children who lived on Huguenot Street 300 years ago. Enjoy hands-on experiences through historically-inspired activities (adaptations and modifications can be made for the needs of your class depending on age and ability).

Our school programs have been recognized by the NYS Cultural Education Department for adhering to the leading NYS standards and Common Core standards. Homeschoolers are welcome!

There is a playground close by for younger siblings if needed and a picnic grove on site if your group wants to have lunch on our historic grounds.


The Kildonan School & Camp Dunnabeck at Kildonan

Empowering Students with Dyslexia since 1969
425 Morse Hill Road, Amenia

The Kildonan School is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for students with dyslexia and/or language-based learning differences, grades 2 through grades 12 and PG.

Located two hours north of Manhattan on a beautiful 150-acre campus, it offers daily 1:1 Orton-Gillingham tutoring and a competitive curriculum, which includes integrated assistive technology, athletics, and the arts. The inquiry-based subject matter curriculum provides interdisciplinary, active, collaborative learning for all students with a small class size and Orton-Gillingham-trained faculty. Students in grades 11 and 12 can choose to study in the Edge program, an independent self designed year long study. In the Summer, Camp Dunnabeck at Kildonan offers a 6 week summer program with daily 1:1 Orton Gillingham tutorials coupled with fun-filled camp activities such as horseback riding, archery and water sports.


The Liberi School

3521 Route 9, Livingston

The Liberi School is an independent K-8 school currently accepting applications for admission. Our contemporary holistic educational vision innovates the one-room schoolhouse model. An integrated multi-age curriculum focuses on intellectual freedom, creativity, and personalized learning. We believe in liberating our children by teaching young minds how to think, not what to think.


Livingston Street Early Childhood Community

20 Livingston Street
Kingston, NY
(845) 340-9900

Offering full-year programming for children ages 2 years/9 months through 5 years old in Kingston.

With a focus on emotional/ social development, communication skills, and community, Livingston Street creates an enchanted and engaging learning environment that is appropriately challenging and fun for children.

Activities at Livingston Street include outdoor play, the arts, early literacy games, dramatic play, reading, sensory play, making friends, and much more!


The Manitou School

Engaging, bilingual education
1656 NY-9D, Cold Spring, (845) 809-5695

The Manitou School is a growing and expanding independent Elementary & Middle school, with a thriving preschool program.

Located on a gorgeous, historic 5-acre property in Cold Spring, NY, Manitou offers a full-immersion Spanish and English bilingual program, uses progressive teaching methods, and features a warm, engaging environment where children can learn and grow.

At Manitou School, you will find motivated teachers, a focused curriculum, indoor and outdoor learning spaces, and a diverse community giving children every opportunity to thrive. The school’s curriculum provides a highly integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience that combines music, art, movement, science, and storytelling into every lesson, every day, in English and in Spanish.


Maplebrook School

We Make the Difference
5142 Route 22, Amenia (845) 373-951 1
admissions@maplebrookschool.org, maplebrookschool.org

Maplebrook School serves students with complex learning disabilities such as expressive and receptive language disorders and/or ADHD. Maplebrook School is a 21st century school. Through small group, personalized instruction and individualized reading programs, faculty use iPads and other technology to emphasize multisensory teaching, allowing each student to reach his/her academic potential. Students are engaged in the Responsibility Increases Self Esteem (RISE) Program to help foster strong social skills and personal responsibility.

For 70 years, Maplebrook has provided a quality education complete with academics, the arts, athletics and extra-curricular activities that complete a well-rounded education.

For more information on the various programs Maplebrook has to offer, scholarships available and to come to our open house in April, please contact the Admissions Office.


Montgomery Montessori School

Preschool - 8th grade
136-140 Clinton Street, Montgomery
(845) 401-9232

Montgomery Montessori School is a learning community where children are inspired to realize their academic, personal, and social potential to become global citizens.

The historically proven Montessori educational model supports the whole child, creates lifelong learners, and educates for peace. The resulting academic excellence is supported by a prepared environment that inspires self-paced, individualized discovery, and a love of learning; as well as respect for self, others, and the environment.


Mountain Laurel Waldorf School

The Waldorf Curriculum Is Broad And Comprehensive
16 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY | (845) 255-0033

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School located in beautiful and historic New Paltz, is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

Structured to respond to the three developmental phases of childhood – birth to 6 or 7 years, 7 to 14 years and 14 to 21 years – Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education, stressed to teachers that the best way to provide meaningful support for the child is to comprehend these phases fully and to bring “age appropriate” content that nourishes healthy growth for the Waldorf student. Music, theatre, science, math, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world.

Teachers in Waldorf Schools are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child. This eliminates the need for competitive testing, academic placement, and behavioristic rewards to motivate learning and allows motivation to arise from within. It helps engender the capacity for joyful life-long learning.

Waldorf Education is independent and inclusive. It upholds the principles of freedom in education and engages independent administration locally, continentally and internationally. It is regionally appropriate education with hundreds of schools worldwide today.

GRADES OFFERED: Parent/Child, Nursery, Kindergarten - 8th Grade.

CONTACT: For further information, contact Judith Jaeckel, Administrator and Enrollment Director at: mtlaurelwaldorf@aol.com or (845) 255-0033 x101.

Joyful Beginnings
• Expectant Parents - Baby - Toddler - Preschool
• Facilitated by experienced Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher. Meets once a week on Fridays, February through May. 9:30am - 11:30am
• Free introductory class for prospective families. Sip a cup of tea while your child plays near you in a beautiful home-like setting. Through quiet observation, parents deepen their own intuitive knowledge and discover new ways of being with and loving their children. Special attention is given to support the unfolding of children’s interests, motor abilities, social interactions, and problem solving skills.


Next Step College Counseling

Hyde Park, NY
(845) 242-8336

Sandra M. Moore, M.A., a former college admission director and life-long educator, provides expert assistance with all aspects of the college search and admission and financial aid application processes. Member: HECA, IECA, NACAC.

Don’t just dream. Achieve.


Open Doors Educational Advocates

(845) 978-7970

Helping families navigate Special Education services

Every child deserves success in school. For children with special needs, additional supports are necessary to help them to reach their potential. Open Doors Educational Advocates are there to help families access the supports their children need. We offer: IEP review, School/family collaboration, CSE representation, Evaluation analysis, Due process support.



50 Springside Avenue, Poughkeepsie
(845) 243-3750

Poughkidsie offers classes and workshops in art, science, reading and more. Our 5,000 square-foot space in the Arlington area of Poughkeepsie has been designed with both children and parents in mind, including creative activities for all ages, free Wifi, and the best coffee around.

Visit our website for the event calendar or walk in anytime for creative play and crafting.


Primrose Hill School

23 Spring Brook, Rhinebeck (845) 876-1226
info@primrosehillschool.com, primrosehillschool.com

Primrose Hill School follows the Waldorf philosophy of teaching, which holds the individual child at the center of the curriculum. Our Waldorf trained teachers have the freedom to meet each student’s particular needs and respond to each developmental stage. This dynamic approach empowers the school to s tay true to its mission of nourishing and cultivating children to become their most capable, creative, and individuated selves.

Early Childhood
The nursery and kindergarten rooms have soft, peach-colored walls and handmade wooden tables. A sweet scent of apple crisp baking in the oven fills the room. The visitor is drawn into a sphere of intentional simplicity. Classrooms use only natural materials, incorporating the pine cones, stones, and leaves that the children collect on their daily walks.

The main subjects, such as history, language arts, science, and mathematics are taught in blocks of two hours per day, called the Main Lesson during which the children study one subject intensively for 3 or 4 weeks. The Waldorf curriculum has been likened to an ascending spiral: subjects are revisited several times, and each new exposure affords greater depth and new insights into the subject. Specialty subjects include handwork, foreign language, movement, music and orchestra.

The farm at Primrose Hill School allows children the opportunity to work with animals, learn about vegetable gardening, and experience hands on what it means to be in relationship to the land. Our Community Supported Education (CSE) program works to make our school accessible to all.

We are currently accepting applications for PreK through 5th grade and summer camp for 3 to 6 year olds.


Renaissance Kids, Inc. Summer Camps

1821 Route 376, Poughkeepsie
(845) 452-4225

We provide creativity, unique programs, and a small-group, nurturing atmosphere to students and families every day at Renaissance Kids, Inc.

Our programs include year-round classes in music and art, private instrument lessons, summer camps, birthday parties, and workshops. All levels, from beginner through experienced, are welcome.

Registration is ongoing, and new students are accepted throughout the year.


South Kent School

Excellence for Boys
40 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT, (860) 927-3539
admissions@southkentschool.org, southkentschool.org


South Kent School embraces unique learning styles of boys to create a boys centered curriculum that leads to success.

South Kent School’s education program stresses rigorous academics and personal transformation to foster develop knowledge, courage and strength of character. We call this the Hero Path and it serves as the fundamental building block towards future success in college, one’s career and family.

South Kent encourages students to discover, improve upon and showcase new creative talents through a variety of outlets. Dramatic performances, art, musical theater, dance, and multi-media programs enable students to explore and develop talents in a productive and nurturing environment.

One South Kent signature program, the Center for Innovation, has the mission of teaching students sustainability, resilience, and wholeness through the spheres of Sustainable Earth, Sustainable Design, and Sustainable Community. The CFI shows students how to promote change in their lives while simultaneously ensuring that they have a positive impact on the world around them. Programming includes a farm-to-table organic food program, bee keeping, entrepreneurship classes, 3D printing, drone technology, robotics, and more.

Special programs: College Level Courses through Syracuse University iPad Program, Advanced Media Group, Affinity Program— Adventure: Rock Climbing, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Overnight Camping; Service: On-campus Service, Habitat for Humanity, Helping the elderly; Explore: Plays, Musical performance, Video production.


SUNY Ulster

491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge
(845) 339-2025

Start here, go far at SUNY Ulster!

Camp Ulster provides kids and teens new learning experiences, fun challenges, creative opportunities and a chance to make new friends. We offer half-day and full-day specialty camps in Stone Ridge and Kingston led by creative and energetic faculty, and local instructors as well as Mad Science, and Snapology.

Visit our website, www.sunyulster.edu/campulster, for camp details.


The Wayfinder Experience

61 O’Neil Street, Kingston
(845) 481-0776

We offer after-school and in-school enrichment classes as well as library programming. Your favorite book characters come to life with our literary adventure scavenger hunt! Learn to think on your feet with our unique brand of Improv theater, or how to sword fight with our play-safe weapons! We also offer magical summer camps and year round weekend events.


Woodstock Day School

Summer Adventure Camps
(845) 246-3744 ext.120

Woodstock Day School is a progressive independent school on a stunning campus in the Hudson Valley offering a powerful educational experience that respects each student equally as an individual and as a member of a community. Purposefully small class sizes and a committed faculty empower students to shape and achieve their personal goals and make a difference in a complex world. Approximately 50% of WDS families receive financial aid.

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