Doane Stuart


Genuine Acceptance

Our kids are an eclectic bunch. In some ways that is an understatement. While Doane Stuart prides itself on being a multifaith community, I see it as more than that. Yes, it is true that we have Jews, Catholics, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccan, and atheists walking down our halls, learning in our classrooms, and participating in our clubs and teams. There is also a wonderful mix of races and socioeconomic levels, and there are LGBTQI kids. But then, there are some who are gothic, some who are Eagle Scouts,  some who go to furry conventions, some love science, some who want to devote their lives to theater, some who are self-professed geeks, and some who are still coming to terms with who they are and working on their own labels in the process.

Living History Lessons

This week, the 7th grade conducted an entirely-fake trial of President Jackson – who was brave enough to take the stand against some tough questions from the defense and prosecution. We love that Ms. B. always goes above and beyond for her lessons. Creating interactive opportunities engages our students imaginations, problem solving skills, and when …

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My “Why” – A Parent Shares

We recently received this wonderful message from on of our parents and it’s too beautiful to note share. We treasure educating, nurturing, and watching all our students blossom into who they are. We are blessed. Thank you, DiPreta family for these kind words. Over the years, countless people have asked us why we are at …

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10 Ideas for Winter Break

10 Ideas for a Memorable Winter Break: Ice Skating at the Plaza in Albany: https://empirestateplaza.ny.gov/ice-rink Go see a movie or a show in a historic theatre: https://www.palacealbany.org/events Hit the slopes: https://www.albany.com/winter/downhill-skiing/ Go to an art museum – Virtually: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-museum-tours/ Go to an art museum – In Person: https://www.albanyinstitute.org/ Visit the Eric Carle Museum: https://www.carlemuseum.org/ Bundle …

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What’s in a name? Everything!

Our field is named the Wheaton-Wells field.  Our gym is named the Tom Febrey Gym. Our half-circle is named “Follert’s Way”. These names were picked by our own parents. These dedications were secured by families who love and want to honor our past, and present, educators. What’s in a name? Everything. Every day, we are …

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Baseball is back!

Derek DeSanto ’24 making his first varsity pitching start, dominated in the second game of the season against Loudonville Christian School. Derek allowed only two hits and a total of three baserunners in the game, striking out 20 of a possible 21 outs. Wow, that’s all we can say about that.