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Eco + Tech


In 2015, Woodstock Day School was the recipient of a generous multi-year challenge grant from the Marilyn and Jim Simons Foundation for purposes of developing our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Over the next three years, we will receive matching funds of up to $100,000 per year.


A progressive school educates young people for purposeful citizenship.  With an eye to what this looks like in the future, we are focusing on the dual themes of ecology and technology.  We want our students to be able to tackle the problems of a warming planet, and to have the technological skills and drive to innovate that will lead to creative solutions.   At WDS, we consider education to be an end-to-end journey, so our ECO+TECH program will be integrated throughout the three divisions of our school.


Considering ourselves very much a part of the broader community of the Catskills region, at the heart of our grant is science outreach.  Local experts connected to our grant themes will visit for residency programs, which will include components open to students and teachers from neighboring public schools, and conclude with community talks.  We look forward to the forward-thinking expansion of our program and to forging connections with local like-minded educators and residents.


To contribute, please indicate that your gift is directed to our STEM Challenge Grant,