110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon
Darrow School: Hands-on Education for more than 80 years.
Darrow School, founded in 1932 on the site of the original Shaker community, is a boarding and day school for grades 9–12 offering a comprehensive, hands-on, college-preparatory curriculum in a supportive environment. Our 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio allows for a high level of individual attention, and an average class size of nine students affords all students the opportunity to actively participate in the learning process.
Darrow students learn in an atmosphere that promotes 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.
Located on the picturesque and historic Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village site, Darrow continues to embrace the Shaker legacy of sustainability and stewardship. The academic program focuses on environmental, social and economic resources, allowing students to discover the value of finding balance within one’s self, as well as the regional and global community. Values such as achievement, authenticity, community, creativity, sustainability and teamwork are reflected in programs like Hands-to-Work, in which students engage in weekly on-campus and off-campus work assignments aimed at improving life for the School and outside community. Additionally, Darrow exemplifies its commitment to sustainability through the Samson Environmental Center, which uses photovoltaic solar cells and wind turbines to augment its energy usage, and houses The Living Machine™, a natural ecosystem waste-water treatment facility that serves the entire campus.
To learn more about Darrow School call 794.6000 or visit www.darrowschool.org.