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K-8|Private
89 students
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School leader:  Caty Laignel
110 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

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(845) 535-3353
(845) 535-3354
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"Progressive education that encourages natural curiosity and love of learning."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    None
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    None, Choir / Chorus, Creative writing, Drama, Poetry...
  • World languages
    French, Spanish
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33 reviews

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Amount of homework: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · March 27, 2017
Blue Rock's policy is not to send children with homework until the 3rd grade, and even then the homework is in small, manageable quantities. Because the approach is to learn through doing and being in a social setting, homework is less important... more

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Submitted by a parent · March 27, 2017
Our son is so happy at school. He gets to spend time between academic work to explore his other interests, like building and mechanics. He also gets time to play outside every day, rain, sun or snow. Another beautiful thing to witness are the... more

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · March 27, 2017
Because the classes are capped at 12 students, teachers are able to spend more time focusing on their students as individuals. We are always impressed with the level of care and thoughtfulness that goes into their assessments and at parent-teacher... more

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · March 27, 2017
It seems that Blue Rock School has this particular goal at the core of their mission. They consistently focus energy on helping student develop as whole children, exploring scenarios that come up in the classroom with discussions, questions and... more

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About this school

Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive, independent day school for grades K-8. Founded in 1987 to provide an alternative and holistic educational experience, Blue Rock offers a hands-on and experiential environment. In small class settings, children follow their natural curiosity and innate love of learning. Critical thinking, collaboration and creativity is encouraged, as students engage in a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and discovery-based curriculum infused with the arts, nature, and play.

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Last modified: March 27, 2017
Last modified Blue Rock School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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