This is how Poughkeepsie Day School families describe our
dynamic pre-k through grade 12 program and close-knit
community. Be part of our distinctive 75-year legacy, where a
passion for learning and living and a fi rst-rate faculty make for
a 21st century education that is second to none; where writing
and critical thinking—rather than rote memorization and teaching
to the test—are at the heart of what we do; and where 100% of
graduating seniors are admitted to a variety of selective colleges
each year, including the Class of 2010’s Cooper Union, Johns
Hopkins and Stanford.
Our student body comprises 300+ individuals hailing from 50
communities throughout the Hudson Valley, with 24% identifying as
students of color and approximately 30% receiving fi nancial aid.
They thrive within a culture that celebrates and nurtures the special
strengths and talents of each child; fosters high achievement through
a love of learning; and models respect, responsibility and integrity.
Come visit our beautiful 35-acre campus, including historic Kenyon House, James Earl Jones Theater
and recently-renovated 40,000 square-foot classroom building with modern science labs and full sized
gymnasium. Discover how Poughkeepsie Day School connects joy to learning and why every day at
PDS is amazing.
Grades Offered: Pre K-12
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:7
Accreditation: NYS Dept. of Education, NYS Association of Independent Schools