Growing Roots and Greening Roofs

In May of 2014, Doane Stuart began construction on a 22,000 square-foot vegetative roof.  Funded by a $1.4 million grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the roof reduces stormwater runoff, improves insulation and decreases energy use and expenses. As such, the green roof is yet another example of Doane Stuart’s commitment to sustainable practices.  Students  in our Upper School Green Roof  Class participated in discussions of  the landscape design, which includes a  patio, central garden, outdoor science  lab and accessible green space. Students also studied weather patterns, seed  dispersal and biodiversity to determine the types of plants and animals that could thrive on the roof.

Planting Seeds


GREENROOFSIGN 4.21.15 FINAL - smaller 

Party on the Green Roof

Want to rent our Green Roof?

The Green Roof will be made available for small gatherings for up to [50] people.  Please contact Darlene Gallagher at or at (518) 465-5222, ext.. 203.