Blue Rock School

110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994-0109
Tel: (845)535-3353
Grades: K-8 | 87 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 in 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)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1987

Student Body

Total Students 87 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 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,500
Tuition Notes Tuition for half day Kindergarten is $11,700 and tuition for full day students from K-8th grade is $19,500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Beverly Stycos

School Notes:

  • Small Classes
  • Thought-Provoking Curriculum 
  • Experiencial, Project-Based Learning
  • Warm and Nurturing Atmosphere

Profile last updated: 11/19/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Albertus Magnus High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rockland Jewish Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rockland Jewish Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • West Nyack
    Grades: PK-5 | 66 students
    0.2 miles
    450 West Nyack Rd.
    West Nyack, NY 10994
  • Nanuet
    St. Anthony School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 220 students
    0.8 miles
    34 West Nyack Road
    Nanuet, NY 10954
  • Nanuet
    Grades: 9-12 | 451 students
    1.3 miles
    798 Route 304
    Nanuet, NY 10954
  • Blauvelt
    Preschool Play House/funland
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 88 students
    1.9 miles
    557 Western Hwy
    Blauvelt, NY 10913
  • Blauvelt
    St. Dominic's School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-9 | 74 students
    2 miles
    488 Western Hwy
    Blauvelt, NY 10913

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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