Darrow School

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  • Located 2.5 hours from Boston and New York in a Berkshire Mountain setting of unparalleled beauty
  • Darrow School occupies the site of an original Shaker Village that has been designated a National Historic Landmark
  • 118 students; 25% international; average class size 9 students; student/faculty ratio 4:1
  • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
  • Nearby ski resort - the largest in Massachusetts - allows for skiing or snowboarding throughout the winter months
  • Unique Tutorial Programs and extraordinary Special Programs in Sustainability and Hands to Work Strong
  • ESOL program with courses in Language Arts, Science and American culture

What's special?

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100% including: Bucknell University, Carleton College, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Oregon, University of Southern California

Fast facts

1932
4 seasons, cold with snow in winter
Coed 125 (9-12) students
25% international students
9, Student/faculty ratio: 4:1
30 , 77% with advanced degrees
100%
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Yes
9-12
Albany, NY (ALB)
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Academics

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Marking System:

Grades are issued on a quarterly basis with parents receiving formal grades and comment reports at the end of each quarter. Darrow utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89 ; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • History/Social Studies - 3 credits (US History)
  • Mathematics - 3 credits (Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Science - 3 credits (one lab science)
  • World Languages - 2 credits
  • Visual/Performing Arts - 2 credits
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Financial Literacy - 0.5 credits
  • Electives - 1.5 credits
Science class

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Special Programs

Signature Hands to Work Program; extensive sustainability initiatives and focus: individually tailored 1:1 Tutorial Program wherein students meet with tutors 2-4 times per week

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 25

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1191 (1600)

Accreditation

Darrow School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Arts add

Music, Theater, Visual Arts
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Athletics

  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Campus features

In a setting of unparalleled beauty, Darrow School occupies the site and buildings of an original Shaker Village that has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Historic buildings include the Tannery, where school meetings and other events take place and the retrofitted Meeting House, built in 1824, which is home to the library. Modern buildings include the 2,000-square-foot Joline Arts Center, housing studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, and woodworking, a photography lab, a multimedia graphics lab, and gallery space. The Samson Environmental Center, powered with renewable energy, and Living Machine natural wastewater treatment facility are our sustainability showpieces. Several playing fields, tennis courts, extensive hiking and cross country ski trails, ponds, pastures, orchards, marshlands and an expansive forest completes the extensive campus.

Extracurricular activities

  • Admission Ambassadors
  • Core Leaders
  • Disciplinary Committee
  • Dorm Wars
  • ¬†Hands-to-Work Crews
  • Maple Fest
  • Resident Advisors
  • Student Government
  • Student Mentors
Spanish

Admissions Requirements

2.75

No minimum

Preferred

SKYPE

Feb.1 Rolling

ETS 8124

Estimated Costs

$58,650

$4,250 ESL
$9,000 Weekly Tutorial (2:1 x4 if needed)
$4,500 Weekly Tutorial (2:1 x2 if needed)
$3,150 Student Incidental Account
$500 International Student Fee
$240 Fees
$1,795 Health Insurance

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