Poughkeepsie Day School

Tel: (845)462-7600
Grades: PK - 12 | 280 students
Poughkeepsie Day School is an independent coeducational school serving students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
The school develops educated citizens with a passion for learning and living.
The curriculum is creative, interdisciplinary and globally aware.
The balanced program supports students as intellectually curious and creative thinkers.
PDS respects the unique strength and talents of every student and each student is known and valued as an individual.
An outstanding faculty ensures that all students receive the attention they need to grow as active, independent learners ready to take up the challenge of the future as global citizens.
100% of PDS graduates to on to college each year, many to highly selective institutions.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1934

Student Body

Total Students 280 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Poughkeepsie Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 12 students
Average SAT score 1900
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,000
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $13,800 for pre-kindergarten through $23,200 for upper school students (grades 9 - 12)
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,500
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Carol Bahruth
Admissions Associate Tammy Reilly

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate FrisbeeBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella Singing, Chorus, Community Service, Costume Design, Creative Writing, GBSTA, Geography Bee, Jazz Ensemble, Life Drawing, Literary Magazine, Math Games, Model Congress, Music Ensembles, Newpaper, Peer Counseling, S.A.D.D., SOS (Planned Parenthood Peer Education), Scottish Dancing, Shooting Tape, Student Council, Studio Art, Volleyball, Woodworking, Yearbook, Youth Against Discrimination Chorus, Costume Design, GBSTA, Geography Bee, Jazz Ensemble, Life Drawing, Math Games, Model Congress, Newpaper, S.A.D.D., Shooting Tape, Studio Art, Volleyball, Woodworking, Yearbook, A Cappella Singing,
Community Service,
Creative Writing,
Literary Magazine,
Music Ensembles,
Peer Counseling,
SOS (Planned Parenthood Peer Education),
Scottish Dancing,
Student Council,
Youth Against Discrimination,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Faith Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Martin De Porres School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Faith Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
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  • Poughkeepsie Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Martin De Porres School
    (Roman Catholic)
    122 Cedar Valley Rd
    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)452-4428
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  285  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Poughkeepsie
    Faith Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    254 Spackenkill Road
    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)462-0266
    (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  268  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Poughkeepsie
    Our Lady Of Lourdes High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    131 Boardman Rd
    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)463-0400
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  690  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Poughkeepsie
    Oakwood Friends School
    (Friends)
    22 Spackenkill Rd
    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)462-4200
    (Friends)
    1.7  mi  |  135  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Poughkeepsie
    Poughkeepsie Sda Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    71 Mitchell Ave
    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)454-1781
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.9  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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