Blue Rock School

110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994-0109
Tel: (845)535-3353
Grades: K-8 | 88 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 News

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 88 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 29%
Students 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 $20,200
Tuition Notes Tuition for half day Kindergarten is $12,120 and tuition for full day students from K-8th grade is $20,200
% on Financial Aid
49%
Admissions Director Beverly Stycos

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Horseback Riding, Modern Dance, Pottery Modern Dance, Pottery, Horseback Riding,

School Notes

  • Small Classes
  • Thoughtful, Creative Curriculum 
  • Experiencial, Project-Based Learning
  • Warm and Nurturing Atmosphere

Profile last updated: 01/11/2016

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School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 02/24/15

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