RENSSELAER — Rigor.
These are the three elements that define the difference of a Doane Stuart education from all others.
The Doane Stuart School is the only one of its kind in the Capital District, an Early Childhood through Grade 12 college preparatory school whose small classes promote critical thinking and student-teacher collaboration.
As a non-doctrinal interfaith school, Doane Stuart provides cultural fluency by connecting study of world religions with philosophy, history and civics.
Early Childhood introduces foreign language, public speaking, a full STEAM program, but most significantly, a commitment to service. Learning that develops character and insures students, as they advance to middle and upper school, consider how their education may better the lives of others.
The Upper School includes SAT preparation, college tours, visits from college representatives, and personalized college counseling.
Additionally, as Doane Stuart elects not to offer advanced placement classes, teachers do not feel obligated to teach to a test, but may compose dynamic lessons that probe deeply into a subject matter and move at a pace of the teacher’s discretion.
Teachers are also able to pursue their scholarly interests and develop courses of their own design; for example, offering women’s history or advanced topics in cell biology. A balance of arts, athletics, extracurriculars and academics enable students to discover their passions and identity. And, with origins dating back to 1852, Doane Stuart sustains traditions that give shape and meaning to the academic calendar and strengthen the sense of community by connecting students to the seasons, alumni and each other.
For more information Contact Director of Admission, Dan Pearson at 518-465-5222, ext. 241 or [email protected]