Poughkeepsie Day School develops sophisticated thinkers, creative individuals, and socially aware people. We are an independent school that recognizes children are curious and need time and space to pursue ideas and knowledge. Our students go out into the world with the ability to advocate for themselves, actively participate in their education and make connections across many disciplines.
We encourage independent thought
We get to know our students as individuals
We use an interdisciplinary approach
We allow time for play
We play with ideas. With genetic puzzles. With calculus. And we make sure there’s time to run on our 23-acre campus. We understand that students need outside time and time to explore ideas. When students ask an original question in the biomimicry class they are learning to lean into the unknown. They are learning to play with concepts and express the complexity of the world. This is an important part of developing sophisticated thinkers and creative individuals.
Poughkeepsie Day School serves 250 students in the Hudson Valley region, from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was founded in 1934, by a group of parents with close ties to Vassar College and committed to progressive education. Our steadfast commitment to providing an education based on active learning and experience, encouraging individual expression, and recognizing that social-emotional development fuels intellectual growth and resiliency. Give us a call to set up an individual tour at (845) 462-7600