The Hudson Valley’s Top Private High Schools and Programs in 2014

Ready for college? Top teachers and innovative programs — from early college to Mandarin studies — are helping local kids make the grade. PLUS: The Race to the Top: what does it really mean?



The U.S. education system seems to be in the news almost every week — and it’s not always positive. Here in New York State, for instance, new curriculum standards have many parents — and teachers — in an uproar. But look past the headlines, and you’ll find that the Valley is home to a pair of top-flight teachers, one of the nation’s only for-credit robotics courses, a teaching zoo, and innovative partnerships between schools and businesses that put students on the fast track to employment. 

top private schools in 2014

32 Top Hudson Valley Private Schools in 2014

See which Hudson Valley private schools made the grade in 2014
colleen bucci

Colleen Bucci, Master Teacher at FDR High School, Hyde Park

Meet one of the Valley's top teachers in 2014
lisa reece

Lisa Reece, STEM Program Innovator at Warwick Valley High School, Warwick

Meet one of the Valley's top teachers in 2014
robotics

Robotics Program, Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie

One of the Valley's top educational programs in 2014
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Smart Scholars Early College High School Program

One of the Valley's top educational programs in 2014
babette's kitchen

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) Early College High School Program

One of the Valley's top educational programs in 2014
mandarin language class

Mandarin Language Class at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling

One of the Valley's top educational programs in 2014
trevor zoo program

Trevor Zoo Program at Millbrook School, Millbrook

One of the Valley's top educational programs in 2014
cafe mio

Common Core and Race to the Top Programs

A testy situation: New state and federal programs have parents and educators up in arms. PLUS: See which local schools have opted out of these programs

 

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