Our Community

Community: What it is and what it means

At Darrow, the community starts with the students, faculty, staff, and leadership. They set the tone. Our community also includes alumni, supporters, neighbors, and friends, all of whom play an important part in making Darrow what it is.

The sense of community shared by all these people is defined by respect, trust, hard work, and a willingness to support each other through thick and thin. 

Every private school has a “community.” Darrow’s is strong and distinctive because it is based on kindness, tolerance, hard work, and being actively engaged in the work and joy of everyday life.

Our Shaker Past and how it’s still alive

Our campus is a nationally recognized historic site where one of America’s early Shaker settlements existed. Their architecture and design sense is reflected in the buildings in which we now live, work, play and study. 

The Shakers were known for several things, including individual productivity, creative problem solving, and interdependence with the natural environment. 

We believe these values are worth holding onto, and we practice them each day. They, too, are part of the spirit that drives our community.

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.

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