Fast Facts

  • Located in New Lebanon, NY, just minutes from the Massachusetts border and the Berkshire

  • Founded in 1932

  • Exists on the site of an historic Shaker village.

  • Co-ed boarding and day school for grades 9-12

  • Student body: 125 students

  • 80% boarding, 20% day students

  • Faculty: 75% have advanced degrees

  • Average class size: 9 students

Known for:

  • Active, hands-on education

  • Student-faculty engagement

  • Close-knit community

  • Strong sustainability practices

  • Diverse student body

  • Visual and performing arts program

Athletics:

  • Basketball

  • Cross-Country

  • Lacrosse

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Tennis

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Non-competitive sports: Alpine skiing & snowboarding,fitness, outdoor adventure, yoga, mixed martial arts.

  • Mascot: The Darrow Ducks

Famous alumni:

  • Charles “Pete” Conrad, 3rd astronaut to walk on the moon and commander of Gemini and Apollo space missions. 

  • Christopher Lloyd, actor.

  • Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, sportscaster. 

  • Sam Harper, Screenwriter, Cheaper by the Dozen. 

  • William Hudnut, former Mayor of Indianapolis 

  • Jane Feldman, author and photographer