About Woodstock Day School

Founded in 1973, Woodstock Day School is a progressive independent school set on a beautiful 40-acre campus in New York’s pristine Hudson Valley.

Our Mission

Woodstock Day SchoolWoodstock Day School provides a socially and environmentally mindful educational journey from Nursery School through Grade 12, committed to valuing every student as an individual and as a member of the community. Situated on an inspiring campus, Woodstock Day School empowers students to confidently embrace life with knowledge, compassion, and perseverance.

Our History

Woodstock Day School became a part of the community over 40 years ago, when it began as a small Preschool in the village of Woodstock. From these humble beginnings, our community has steadily nurtured and expanded the school to fill an important gap in the Hudson Valley, where options for a top tier end-to-end (Nursery – 12th Grade) progressive education have been limited, and changes in the region’s public education offerings have sent more families in search of strong alternatives. With mindful citizenship as a core value, along with commitment to unlocking the full potential in each child, what we send out into the world are not just outstanding students, but outstanding people.


WDS CampusWDS enrolls approximately 200 students ranging from Nursery School (age 2.5) through 12th Grade.  Student-Teacher Ratio is 7:1.  Average class size is 8-12 students.


The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the New York State Education Department.

School Hours

Nursery: Half Day 8:30 – 12:00
Nursery:  Extended Day 8:30 – 3:15
Preschool:  8:30 – 3:15
K-12th:  8:30 – 3:15