Mountain Road School

Mountain Road School supports, challenges, and empowers the whole child within a loving and collaborative community of parents, teachers, and students.
A Mountain Road education fosters academic and creative excellence, ethical and spiritual development, engagement with the world, and creates a foundation for lifelong learning.
Small class sizes and flexible age groupings allow the needs of each child to be met.
There is an overall emphasis on community and nature. Ensconced in the historic and lovingly-restored Hand House, Mountain Road School's campus consists of 20 acres of beautiful gardens, streams, and woods.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mountain Road School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1975

Student Body

Total Students
40 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Mountain Road School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $7500 for preschool to $12,500 for upper grades. Generous financial aid is available for qualifying students.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cynthia Gray

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Singing ensemble

School Notes

  • Multi-aged classrooms
  • Small classes, no more than 12 children in a class
  • In-depth Nature Studies
  • Community Oriented
  • Innovative Curriculum
  • Child Centered
  • Individualized Attention
  • Aftercare and before-school care available
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Mountain Road School?
The acceptance rate of Mountain Road School is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 79%.
What is Mountain Road School's ranking?
Mountain Road School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Mountain Road School?
The application deadline for Mountain Road School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in Rensselaer County, NY is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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