Doane Stuart

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Discover Doane Stuart Grades 9-12


Working at an independent school, teachers are not required to teach to a test but may create dynamic and original lessons that enable students to go as deep and far into a subject as they wish. The goal at Doane Stuart is never a score, but for students to think critically, see how disciplines relate to and inform each other, and to discover the passion for education that will insure they become lifelong learners.


As a non-doctrinal institution, committed to globalism and plurality, Doane Stuart encourages students to embrace and understand the origins, traditions, and tenets of all major world religions. Academically, this pursuit connects spirituality to philosophy, history, and civics. Pragmatically, it insures students are citizens of the world who are able to adapt to new settings and to bridge cultural and social divides. Chapel talks and student led events reaffirm that every person’s voice is valued and heard in the larger dialogue. 

The current student body at Doane Stuart is representative of over 20 different faiths.

DS Holiday Chapel 2022-30

Small classes:

With an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, teachers and students are able to collaborate and communicate in a way difficult in larger settings, personalizing the educational experience, promoting independent studies and conversations outside of class, and adapting to each child’s unique approach to learning. Also, students learn to learn from each other and view each other as an asset in their own education building unity.

College Prep:

Students work with a veteran and dedicated college counselor who designs a personalized college search and communicates with students and families at every step of the process to ensure that students find the right fit for their undergraduate experience. Independent school counselors have unique rapport with college admission officers and are able to speak directly and persuasively about a student’s ability to be an engaged and positive presence on a college campus.

Athletics for Everyone:

The Doane Stuart Thunderchickens like to win. And they do, quite often. But athletics at Doane Stuart is about promoting a healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, teamwork, and character. There are no cuts on Doane Stuart’s sports team. Everybody at any level is welcome and encouraged to be part of the team, as sports build friendships and school spirit and provide balance and stress relief in a student’s life.


Students are taught to see how their education may be personally fulfilling but also how they may use their knowledge and creativity to benefit the common good. Service is built into the curriculum and several school traditions involve service, so that students will not observe their education in a vacuum but relate it to real world applications.