Woodstock Day School is an independent place of learning for students from nursery through high school. Our teachers, administrators, students, and parents are called to participate fully in the many facets of our small, socially responsible community. We value the unique background and talents of each member of our school family, and support our students in their pursuit of academic, social, and creative success. Together, our goal is to prepare each student for meaningful participation in a complex world.
To our community, Woodstock Day School is an accredited Independent School dedicated to excellence. We provide a socially and environmentally mindful educational journey from Nursery School through Grade 12, committed to meeting individual student needs. Situated on an inspiring campus, Woodstock Day School empowers students to confidently embrace life with knowledge, compassion, and perseverance.
WDS at a glance
Founded in 1973
Grades Nursery School through 12
Located in the Hudson Valley, Saugerties, NY
Head of School: Dr. Jim Handlin
About WDS students and families
Current Enrollment: Over 190
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:15
Size of graduating class, 2013: 5
50% of WDS families receive financial aid with award amounts ranging from 50% to 15%
About WDS faculty
Faculty: 40 full & part-time
86% hold advanced degrees
WDS teachers have worked in the field on average of 10 years
Woodstock Day School became a part of the community 40 years ago when it began as a small preschool in the village of Woodstock. In its 40 year history, Woodstock Day School has educated and enriched the lives of generations of young people and has grown to include Nursery School through 12th Grade with a current enrollment of over 175 students. Committed to unlocking the full potential in each child, with hands-on individual guidance, we firmly believe there is no such thing as an average student.