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


  • 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

What creativity means at Darrow

It means connecting imagination to action. It means learning the technical aspects of creative expression. And it means taking risks and taking responsibility. Darrow School’s modern, dedicated facilities for visual and performing arts enable students to develop their creative potential in many disciplines. Traditional areas of study are taught through an active curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, discussion, project development, and interaction with the environment.

See how the right creative environment makes anything possible.

Darrow students in action

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