Fast Facts

  • Located in New Lebanon, NY, just minutes from the Massachusetts border and the Berkshires region

  • Founded in 1932 on the National Historic Landmark site of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society

  • Co-ed boarding and day school for grades 9-12, with postgraduate and Young Founders Program options

  • Student body: 110 students

  • 80% boarding, 20% day students

  • Faculty: 75% have advanced degrees

  • Average class size: 9 students

Known for:

  • Active, project-based curriculum

  • Student-faculty engagement

  • Close-knit community

  • Strong sustainability practices

  • Diverse student body

  • Visual and performing arts program


  • Basketball

  • Cross-Country

  • Lacrosse

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Tennis

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Non-competitive sports: Alpine skiing & snowboarding, fitness, outdoor adventure, yoga, mixed martial arts

  • Mascot: The Darrow Ducks

Notable alumni:

  • Charles “Pete” Conrad '49, third astronaut to walk on the moon and commander of Gemini and Apollo space missions

  • Christopher Lloyd '57, actor

  • Chris “Mad Dog” Russo '78, nationally syndicated TV and radio sports commentator

  • Sam Harper '74, screenwriter, Cheaper by the Dozen

  • William Hudnut '50, former Mayor of Indianapolis 

  • Jane Feldman '74, author and photographer


Darrow School is proud to be associated with ​these organizations of engaged academic leaders and schools working to promote the transformation of teaching and learning:


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