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The Storm King School

Private | 8-12 | 140 students

Strong academics and individualize support based on proven teaching methods
 
 

 

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2013:
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Posted March 24, 2014

We are very pleased with the education our son is receiving at Storm King. This is his second year at the school. We live in Manhattan and the school has provided a great alternative to the private day school offering available to us in the city. The students at Storm King keep incredibly busy scheduled. Academic classes take place from 8-3:30, sports or arts until 6PM, family style dinners in the evening and mandatory study hall at night. Our son is playing baseball. He is also auditioning for the Spring musical. Storm King s location is amazing as the campus overlooks the Hudson River. Also, the city is only about an hour away. We are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

Lacking administration-- disipline issues are not handled. Lots of bullying going on. No supervision. Big drug issue. Do not send your kid


Posted February 20, 2014

Pros: For a small school, a wide range of courses, creative arts classes and sports are offered. There are some dedicated teachers, too. Cons: Weak leadership-administration; Inadequate supervision on and off campus, almost half of student body is from other countries (although this looks good for diversity numbers, students with same backgrounds form cliques-they are not integrated with other kids and are not required to speak English on campus), faculty not supported, discipline is not implemented consistently and is subjective, food is lacking in choice and quality and dorms are dirty and worn. Limited activities, if any, on weekends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

The Storm King School has changed my daughter's life. The faculty is brilliant and caring.This is my daughter's second year at the school. She states, "this school is awesome". She plays soccer, basketball and has performed in the one of the theatre shows. This school is giving my daughter a well rounded academic experience. The teachers and the staff are incredibly warm and supportive! We applied and toured several private schools in and around the New York area. Storm King School hands down!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

Storm King is consistently inconsistent. Although it is a school for kids who don't seem to fit in anywhere else, it consistently perpetuates stereotypes of students who are different. Teachers are not supported, especially women. I would not want my child to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

Storm is a remarkable institution. It has changed our lives and the life of our son. It has allowed him to realize academic, social and athletic success that has given him the confidence to approach the world with a perspective that will ensure long term success. It is such a supportive, nurturing, inclusive, diverse yet challenging environment that I can't imagine anyone not achieving their full potential. What makes it so extraordinary is that it does all this within the context of what is really a small Boarding school environment. How it is able to offer our son an advanced class in Chinese where he is the only student and at the same time field a Varsity Soccer team that ranks so highly in New England, shows the dedication and the high quality of its staff and faculty. I will always have a special place in my heart for Storm King and I know our son will forever be thankful for all it has given him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2013

Storm King School provides a warm and supportive environment. The faculty and teachers are attentive and caring. My son is now a senior and has attended Storm King since the 8th grade. Students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their goals as individuals. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

Academics: Teachers have high expectations & offer support to cover material that students find challenging. Students also receive guidance in developing the study habits needed to be successful in college. Our daughter takes Mandarin Chinese, which is indicative of the breadth of course offerings. Extra-curricular activities: SKS's school environment encourages students to find areas outside of academics that they are passionate about. Our daughter has played on 2 sports teams in her 1st semester. Also, she has participated in the dance program, which is quite extraordinary. Boarding environment/peers: The SKS boarding experience has exceeded expectations. The faculty are well attuned to what is happening with the students which puts us at ease as parents. Also, our daughter interacts with a diverse group of students from all around the world. As a result, she has become more intellectually curious about the world. She also has developed friends that have ambitious plans for their future. In summary, the individualized attention, the deep commitment to excellence and the nurturing environment makes SKS an ideal place for our daughter to attend high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

SKS is a mountaintop masterpiece. My child has thrived in this small, safe and supportive school community. she has had the opportunity to work with faculty who know her both in the classroom and outside where faculty serve as mentors, coaches and advisers. She has developed lifelong friendships with students all over the world. I love how friendly and respectful students are to one another. The school community values each child's gifts and works with them to develop their full potential. Faculty and staff have positive communications with parents. A partnership to best meet the needs of the child. I highly recommend SKS to any parent looking for a school that individualizes the educational program and works to develop the student to be prepared for college and the global society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

Storm King is a school that provides a more customized approach to learning in order to bring out the best in each child. The teachers and staff are dedicated to this mission. My son, although very bright, has learning differences. The Mountain Center at SKS helped my son improve his study skills and organization. The wide variety of AP offerings provided the needed academic challenge, while the creative arts program allowed him to pursue his love of music and music engineering. In addition to being captain of a championship wrestling team as well as the crew and lacrosse teams, he was inducted into the national honor society. Overall, my son graduated with amazing confidence and the tools to succeed in college. Storm King is a special place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

The Storm King School is a school with a varied program. It features the Creative Arts, a Mountain Center - which is a school within a school for students with documented learning differences - and a traditional, college preparatory program. All seniors attend colleges, in most case very competitive schools. It is located in a gorgeous location just above the Hudson River, and adjacent to the Storm King Mountain.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 45% N/A
White 45% 52%
Black 8% 21%
Hispanic 2% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Boston University
NYU
University of Michigan
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Dutch
Chinese (Mandarin)
American sign language
Spanish
slovak
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • slovak

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School Leader's name
  • Paul Domingue
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • ABS
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (845) 534-4128

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • slovak
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • sailing
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • soccer, volleyball, softball,

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • National Honor Society
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
56
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
210

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$40000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Boston University
NYU
University of Michigan
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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314 Mountain Rd
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
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Phone: (845) 534-7892

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