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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
The Darrow School is a highly rated, private, alternative school located in New Lebanon, NY. It has 118 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
110 Darrow Rd
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Telephone
(518) 704-2760

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,675
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
21 responses
Average ACT
28
5 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Spring Term (Annual experiential programs)
    22%
  • Head's Day (spontaneous day off)
    17%
  • Maple Fest (an annual spring celebration)
    17%
  • Friday Morning Meeting (silent meeting)
    11%
  • Senior/Faculty Sports Games
    11%
  • Sports Banquets
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
118
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,315
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,200
National
$184,700
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The Darrow School Reviews

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I work at The Darrow School and my experience has been amazing. The curriculum is top-notch, with faculty and staff that are committed to the students and each other. The school culture is warm, respectful and embracing of everyone. Students are engaged, encouraged and supported in all facets of boarding school life for a well-rounded experience that promotes healthy socio-emotional, academic and physical development.

Darrow has amazing facilities and program offerings for a small, independent boarding school. From our top-notch performing arts center for music, theater and media engineering, to the he Kurtz Innovation Center, where students explore new technologies, to The Living Machine™, the country's first ecological wastewater treatment center located in a high school, to name a few.

I consider myself lucky to be part of Darrow and encourage families to give our a school a look for themselves!
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I enjoyed Darrow as a day student as well as--later--a boarding student. My experience there was characterized by learning--not only course content--and friendship, with faculty as well as peers. At any school, there will be teachers you don't like so much; but at Darrow, the good ones are numerous, truly care, and are wholly available to an amazing degree.
Many friends at Darrow had experience with mental health issues; while there were certainly things the school could have done better, the environment is much nicer than any public school and many private schools I know of.
I would say Darrow prepared me for my future; I'm pumped with where I am in college, and handling the issues of college friendships, stress, and sleep with a familiarity and maturity that I owe to my boarding experience.
Like anything, what you get out of Darrow depends on what you put in. In my experience, the culture was an accommodating and nurturing one, and my eagerness to pursue my dreams was well-rewarded.
Darrow prepares students not just to be lifelong learners, but also effective listeners, effective communicators, and active members of one's community. Darrow does not falsely market anything about the 'Darrow experience.’ Instead, Darrow recognizes and embraces its diversity as a small private school in New Lebanon, NY. Darrow's rich Shaker history, its commitment to sustainability, and its commitment to learning from others in authentic and valuable ways are all seen and heard across campus and at the foundation of major curriculum designs (advisor groups, inclusive sports, hands to work, spring term, etc). Darrow is a great place to learn and grow. I hope every adolescent can find a community that accepts and embraces he/she for who he/she is and encourages each student to succeed to be the best person that he/she can be. Darrow absolutely did that for me and I am forever grateful.