Why Doane Stuart?

Doane Stuart is more than a school. We are a learning community with a common goal to provide a rigorous, academic experience for every student in an environment that nurtures, challenges and inspires.

Our curriculum lays the foundation for long-term academic success and life-long learning. In addition to skills and fundamentals, we emphasize the critical thinking and creativity that will serve our students well both within and beyond the schoolhouse.

Doane Stuart is small by design, with a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Students and families benefit enormously from individual attention and differentiated learning from Early Childhood to and through the college application process.

Our commitment to service and social responsibility is an important part of our ethos. Our students are aware of the needs of the others and take action to address them. Every year, Doane Stuart students perform over 5,000 hours of community service bolstered by researching and understanding the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.

The coeducational and interfaith community we have structured at Doane Stuart prepares students to take their place in an increasingly diverse world. Our students grow and learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Our dedicated and passionate teachers are committed to excellence, inquiry and, above all, to our students. Our faculty is highly skilled and innovative in their ability to engage students and to motivate them to follow their own passions and to excel.

Our 24-acre campus in Rensselaer overlooks the Hudson River and has space for athletics and other outdoor activities. Our historic building pays tribute to the past and embraces the future.  The original art-deco-style wing was built in 1930-31 and includes a new science lab.  The 1995 addition is topped off by our new green roof.  Today’s technology, including wireless access, is integrated throughout the building.