Welcome to Doane Stuart

I am delighted that you are taking the time to visit our website and learn more about Doane Stuart. In your time here, I hope you will begin to discover what makes us one of the leading choices for independent education in the Capital District.

As one of the area’s oldest independent schools, Doane Stuart has a 150 year history of graduating students who have grown in mind and heart. The principles of our mission: providing an education for all, promoting the joy of discovery, educating to social responsibility, and allowing for individual religious exploration, guide us in what we do and how we interact with each other. If you talk to our students, faculty, parents, and alumni, the conversation will inevitably revolve around the notion of core; this idea that what we have is a closeness and specialness that cannot be manufactured.

Our educational environment is one of inquiry and scholarship; our students learn by doing. At all ages, our students are taught the value of exploration. Our faculty don’t simply teach a subject, they create myriad opportunities for our students to become more invested in the educational process.

As a diverse interfaith institution, we promote inclusivity and self-discovery. Doane Stuart was founded on the idea that religious dialogue is essential to teaching students to live and work together peacefully. Our program includes study of the world’s major religions as well as the personal journey our students take on the path to discovering what faith means to them. This dual-focus allows for deeper dialogue, respecting of differences, and a community that appreciates diversity in all its forms.

A well-rounded education starts early and lasts a lifetime. Doane Stuart will provide you with a caring faculty who help cultivate the desire to understand, and a community that promotes peaceful living and respect. The best way to experience Doane Stuart is to visit, and I hope to see you at an open house, admission reception, or a class visit.

Thanks and I look forward to meeting you.

Geoffrey Bowman
Director of Admission
(518) 465-5222 X 241



Upcoming Events

Doane Stuart 'SCAMP' (School + Camp!)

Doane Stuart's Summer Experience for 3-8 Year Olds.

'SCAMP' = learning in our new “STEAM* Junior” room, plus
Reading, Music, Dance, Drama & tons of outdoor summer fun!
(* Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Learn More and Register Today!