Blue Rock School

110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994-0109
Tel: (845)535-3353
Grades: K-8 | 89 students
At Blue Rock School, we believe that students learn best through direct experience, in a child-centered environment.
We intentionally keep our classes small, giving the teachers the ability to work closely with our children using a hands-on approach.
We offer a challenging academic curriculum, which is balanced and fully integrated with art, poetry, music and drama. Within our creative classrooms, our teachers also consider the social and physical dynamics of each child, as well as their relationship to the environment and world around them.
Our goal is for our students become thoughtful, well-rounded, responsible human beings.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1987

Student Body

Total Students 89 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Blue Rock School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,800
Tuition Notes Tuition for half day Kindergarten is $12,500 and tuition for full day students from K-8th grade is $20,800
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Beverly Stycos


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Horseback Riding Horseback Riding,

School Notes

  • Small Classes
  • Thoughtful, Creative Curriculum 
  • Experiencial, Project-Based Learning
  • Warm and Nurturing Atmosphere
  • Picturesque campus with gardens, woods and playgrounds
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   02/24/15
My children attend Blue Rock School ranging from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade and I am more impressed each year with the focus and passion of the teachers and administrators. My kids are out doors for recess for an hour each day! They love going to school, they enjoy learning, and I feel that they are being educated in a way that acknowledges the effects of body and soul on the intellectual life of a child. If you are looking for an option that will support your child in every possible way you can imagine, Blue Rock School is your place.
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