Founded in 1972, Woodstock Day School is an independent school set on a 25 acre campus in New York’s pristine Hudson Valley.
Nestled between the towns of Woodstock and Saugerties, roughly two hours north of Manhattan, WDS is a board-certified member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools.
We offer a powerful progressive educational experience to approximately 200 students, spanning nursery school through grade twelve.
Reflecting our philosophy that there is no such thing as an average student, the combination of purposefully small class sizes, intensely committed faculty, and our culture of individual respect empowers our students to aim high, shape and achieve their personal goals and make a difference in a complex world.
Added to the program in 2003, our upper school offers an outstanding program for grades seven to twelve, helping students not only achieve academic excellence, but also discover and unleash their personal passions.
Woodstock Day is not just a strong school, but a strong community propelled by high levels of participation by parents, students and others in support of initiatives that continually advance our program, our facilities, our financial position and the talents of our faculty year after year.
One recent initiative was the construction of the 10,000 square foot parent-donated Bridge Building, which houses our new library, our state-of-the-art media lab, our music program, performance space and a student café.
A second exciting initiative was the installation of our new solar array, which reflects our community’s strong environmental consciousness, and the generosity of another WDS family.
WDS has a longstanding commitment to ensuring our program is available to families of all economic strata. We offer generous financial aid. In fact, this year 50% of families at the school received financial aid of some kind, which is significantly above the national independent school average.