About Poughkeepsie Day

In 1934, our founding families wanted something distinctly different for their children. They wanted a school that honored
childhood, took notice of emerging theories about learning and respected creativity while fostering democracy and intellectual

Today, our school emphasizes cultural competence, global citizenship, and centers an anti-oppression pedagogy. We are preparing a new generation of leaders to envision and create a more just world, and this will require deep respect and empathy for one another. To that end, we strive to create a community of students and staff with broad racial and economic diversity within a school that places equity, inclusion, and empowerment at its core.