High Meadow School is an independent and progressive private school in the Hudson Valley for age 2 through 8th grade. The 7-acre school campus is located just 15 minutes from Kingston, 25 minutes from Woodstock, and 20 minutes from New Paltz. Bus transportation is provided by the Rondout, Kingston, Onteora, and New Paltz school districts for students residing in those districts.
Since 1984, High Meadow School has nurtured children’s love of learning by engaging their intrinsic curiosity in nature, one another, play, and creative expression. High Meadow empowers each child to be an independent thinker with a personal voice by providing opportunities to authentically and compassionately participate as a member of a diverse, democratic school community.
The alternative, progressive curriculum starts in the nursery school program
and continues through middle school.
High Meadow supports students as they build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to take on the work of creating a more just and sustainable world. In that vein, service is an essential value embedded in the philosophy and curriculum of our school. Students of all ages participate in school-based community service as well as local service opportunities and national global efforts, and in the Upper School, are required to fulfill service hours as part of the curriculum.
High Meadow School Summer Camp
High Meadow Summer Camp offers innovative, age-appropriate programming for campers entering nursery through 8th grade. Our program runs for seven weeks, is open to the general public, and focuses on creating an exciting and enriching environment for all of our campers. HMSC’s incredible staff help create the perfect summer camp community where campers of all ages grow leaps and bounds throughout the summer. Perfectly balanced camp schedules paired with weekly special events and theme days allow campers to look forward to something new all summer long!
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