I have two children at Pierrepont and can't say enough good things about it. It's rigorous academically, but the focus is on love of learning and creatively. It combines the best of the classic liberal arts education (humanities, science, math & languages, with outstanding art education (music, theater, dance and studio art); all taught by teachers with not only outstanding academic credentials, but many of them have significant professional careers in their fields, as well. It's a very rich and caring environment. One of my children was turned off and demotivated at her previous school. Now both of my kids are blossoming. It's a small school, which is part of what makes it great for the right students. My kids have very different personalities and both love it.