Doane Stuart

March 2021

4th Grader Gives Back – On His Birthday

From the Early Childhood class, all the way until our students are seniors, Doane Stuart teaches and promotes the importance of community service. It is an integral component of the Doane Stuart education. Our students contribute more than 5,000 hours of service every year! This teaching goes beyond just a requirement. It becomes a lifelong commitment …

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More Than Just “Hat Day” – A Saint Agnes Connection

Last week, we celebrated “hat day”. On hat day, we all come into school wearing our favorite hats. Some hats recognize famous baseball teams, some hats are silly (the eagle was especially entertaining), and some are creative (a vending machine equipped with lights)! A hat we really loved seeing was a Saint Agnes throwback to …

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Art! 3 DS Students Featured at Gallery

March is National Youth Art Month, and Albany Center Gallery announced the winners in student work from 22 regional high schools. We are so excited to share that 3 of our students have been selected to present their work in the 22nd Annual High School Regional.  Exhibition Dates: Thursday, March 25 – Friday, April 16, 2021 On …

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The Doane Stuart School’s Beat Generation Connection

In the spring of 1939, a young, intelligent, creative, and curious woman graduated from Saint Agnes School. Vollmer, seeking adventure, independence, and new experiences, left her hometown of Loudonvillle, NY to enroll at Barnard College, majoring in journalism. There met a similar spirit in Edie Parker (first wife of Jack Kerouac) and moved in with her. Sharing an apartment on 118th Street in NYC, their place became the hub for the meeting of the minds. Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Vollmer’s future husband, William Burroughs, often frequented their flat to discuss writing, literature, philosophy, music, and world affairs.