History

Founded in 1932 on the site of the New Lebanon Shaker Village, Darrow school is a co-ed Boarding and Day school for grades 9-12. At Darrow School, we are dedicated to serving students with diverse backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.

Overview

Region
Albany NY Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 365
Head of School Nancy Wolf
Endowment 2.5 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.darrowschool.com
Director of Admission Jamie Hicks
Admission Application Apply to Darrow School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50.00
Application Deadline(s) Rolling Admission
Financial Aid Deadline(s)
Financial Aid Awarded $1,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 30
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (SLEP)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $26,000.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $45,600.00
International Student Tuition $45,600.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 111
Boys 59
Girls 52
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 87
Day Students 25
International
China
India
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Other (Cameroon)
Taiwan
Ukraine
United States
California
Connecticut
Dist. of Columbia
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 17
% of International Students 28

Academics

Full Time Faculty 33
Part Time Faculty
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 54
% of Faculty with Doctorate
% of Faculty with Masters
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 9
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chorus
Community Service
Creative Writing
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Evolution
Expository Writing
Field Ecology
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geology
Geometry
History
Human Development
Journalism
Mathematics
Music Composition
Music Theory
Ornithology
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Sculpture
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered  

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math)
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)
Average SAT I Scores (Writing)
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Cooper Union, University of Chicago, New York University, Amherst, Smith, Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, Boston University, Skidmore, Union College, St. Lawrence, Hobart & William Smith, Occidental, Ithaca, Brandeis
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
other (Ultimate Frisbee)
soccer
softball
tennis
Recreational Sports
fitness
mountain biking
outdoor club/skills
skiing
ultimate frisbee
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
International Club
Literary Magazine
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

Darrow offers a rigorous, comprehensive, hands-on, college preparatory curriculum in a supportive environment. Darrow is distinctive amongst independent schools because of its integration of sustainability themes across the curriculum, the long standing tradition of Hands-to-Work (Darrow's weekly community stewardship program), and the belief that learning happens both in and out of the classroom. Sustainability is the concept that defines the cross-disciplinary approach of the Darrow experience. Darrow faculty work to develop students into conscientious citizens and leaders. At Darrow students gain confidence to express themselves and others in a positive manner. These features all contribute to our distinctive community. Our students flourish because of our small, close-knit community and unique approach to teaching.