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Private Schools Near Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County

December 17, 2023

Our homeowners and neighbors love the Arlington School District, and it’s one of the main reasons why families with children choose to build their new homes at Sleight Farm.

Some parents also find that a private school is a better fit for their children’s or family’s needs. Fortunately, there’s a variety of outstanding private education options in the Poughkeepsie area of Dutchess County. Here’s an overview:

1. Poughkeepsie Day School
– Website:
– Address: 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Poughkeepsie Day School is known for its progressive and innovative educational approach, focusing on experiential learning and fostering critical thinking skills.

2. Oakwood Friends School:
– Website:
– Address: 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Oakwood Friends School is a Quaker school with a commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community service.

3. Faith Christian Academy
Address: 25 Golf Club Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Faith Christian Academy provides a Christian-based education, emphasizing academic excellence and spiritual development.

4. Our Lady of Lourdes High School:
– Website:
– Address: 131 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Our Lady of Lourdes High School is a Catholic school that combines academic rigor with spiritual development.

5. St. Martin de Porres School:
– Website:
– Address: 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
St. Martin de Porres School is a Catholic school offering education from Pre-K to 8th grade, with a focus on academic and moral development.

6. Kildonan School
– Website:
– Address: 425 Morse Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501
Kildonan School specializes in serving students with dyslexia, offering a supportive environment for academic success.

7. Dutchess Day School
– Website:
– Address: 415 Route 343, Millbrook, NY 12545
Dutchess Day School values children’s natural curiosity and fosters an enduring enthusiasm for learning. In an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, pre-K through 8th grade students are encouraged to take intellectual, athletic, and artistic risks and to develop independence, confidence, and imagination.

8. Hawk Meadow Montessori
– Website:
– Address: 110 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Hawk Meadow Montessori School (HMMS) is a private school located in the Town of LaGrange, offering an individualized, child-centered, well-rounded education for children from ages 18 months through 15 years.

9. Maplebrook School:
– Website:
– Address: 5142 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501
Maplebrook School is a private coeducational boarding and day school that provides comprehensive academic and social support for students with learning differences.

Between the Arlington School District and these educational institutions, we are proud of the range of excellent school choices available to Sleight Farm home owners.

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