Poughkeepsie Day School

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Poughkeepsie Day School
Poughkeepsie, NY
United States
Coordinates 41°39′34″N 73°53′19″W / 41.659495°N 73.88851°W / 41.659495; -73.88851Coordinates: 41°39′34″N 73°53′19″W / 41.659495°N 73.88851°W / 41.659495; -73.88851
Type Independent, Private
Founded 1934
Faculty 50 full- and part-time teachers recruited nationally
Grades Pre-K-12
Enrollment 300 students
Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Campus size 35 acres

Poughkeepsie Day School is an independent coeducational school serving students in the mid-Hudson valley, for Pre-K - 12th grade.

It is located at 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603.

Founded in 1934, it was Its originally located at Hooker and South Grand Avenues in the city of Poughkeepsie where it began with 35 students and three faculty members.[1] The school outgrew that facility and in 1963, it moved to custom built premises on the Vassar College campus at 39 New Hackensack Road,Poughkeepsie. The school outgrew that facility and in the 1990s acquired two buildings from IBM and moved to its current campus on Boardman Road. The theater is named for school parent James Earl Jones, who funded construction and whose children attended the school. Pete Seeger, David Strathairn and Jack DeJohnette also had children who attended the school.

Poughkeepsie Day School is accredited by NYSAIS (New York Association of Independent Schools) and is a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools and ICG (Independent Curriculum Group.)

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  1. ^ History page on official Web site: http://www.poughkeepsieday.org/page.cfm?p=562

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