Pre-K through Grade 8

Our Mission

Dutchess Day School is an elementary and middle school that provides a strong academic foundation, values children’s natural curiosity, and fosters an enduring enthusiasm for learning. In an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, students are encouraged to take intellectual, athletic, and artistic risks and to develop independence, confidence, and imagination.

Meet our Staff

Terry Donoghue

Buildings and Grounds

Collin Harding

Buildings and Grounds

Patrick Stewart

Head of Upper School, Math

Megan Pope

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Barbara Edmundson

Food Services

Kelly Woolley

Food Services

Christine Mangione

Director of Food Services

Virgel Shook

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Eileen Shaw

Director of Advancement, Student Affairs

Maureen Seipp


Cynthia Schneider

Assistant to the Head of School

Marsha Higgins


Matthew Heard

Head of School

Mary DeGennaro

Business Officer

Tine Whiting

Director of Admission

Nancy Pelletier

Head of Lower School, Reading

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Test Calendar

Main Calendar

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What sets us apart?


Our teachers encourage each student to develop naturally and joyfully. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to learn in small groups and benefit from a wide variety of materials and experiences. The school’s approach is one of great respect for diversity and individuality of each student.


Apple to Replace


Bus to replace


Desks to repace




School too big


Too Big

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