Saratoga Independent School

  • The Saratoga Independent School's mission is to empower each student to become a confident learner who is capable of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
  • SIS strives to equip children with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in an increasingly complex world, while enriching each day of their childhood.
  • The educational program at the Saratoga Independent School is based on the belief that children learn best in an environment where each child is viewed as an individual with a unique learning style and distinct timetable for mastering skills. Curriculum is designed to develop children's knowledge and skill in all developmental areas--intellectual, emotional, social and physical.
  • Content is selected and instruction designed to develop children's self-esteem, sense of competence, critical thinking skills and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Accredited by the New York Association of Independent Schools.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1991

Student Body

Total Students152 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Saratoga Independent School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPre-K full day: 9,880 Kindergarten: $10,500 1st through 5th: $13,600 Middle School: $15,600 Financial Aid is available Sibling discounts provided
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLisa Brown
Admissions AssociateColleen Fortune


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsCross Country, SoccerCross CountrySoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Coding & Programming, Cooking Club, Engineering Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Running Club, Sewing Club, Stem and STEAM Clubs, Theater Arts

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Lessons, SPAC Dance Residency

School Notes

  • Children learn in multiage instructional groups based upon research on child development. We recognize that children`s cognitive, physical, social and emotional abilities develop on a timeline and in a sequence that is unique for each child. Rather than teaching a one-size-fits-all curriculum that targets the middle, our teachers use a variety of approaches to reach every student, no matter his/her age, strengths or learning style.  Every student is challenged to reach great heights.
  • We utilize a theme-based curriculum that engages children in authentic hands-on learning activities. 
  • Children learn and grow in an environment in which a high priority is placed on respect and caring for one another.

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