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Oakwood Friends School, New York:
Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. We are an independent college preparatory school serving Grades 6-12 located in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County in New York's historic Hudson River Valley.

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Features of Oakwood Friends School:

Photo of Private Boarding School in New York State- Provides rigorous academic preparation based on primary texts and hands-on learning.
- Respects the mind and imagination of students and focuses on intellectual skills and habits.
- Encourages powerful thinkers whose abilities are nurtured through artful teaching, thoughtful assessment, and individual attention.
- Fosters an accepting environment based upon the Quaker principle that each individual is worthy and capable of meaningful insight and truth.
- Provides an array of opportunities in the arts, athletics, and learning experiences beyond the campus to encourage creativity, self-expression, cooperation, and team-work.
- Guides students toward the responsibilities of community life and community involvement, through leadership and service both on the campus and beyond.
- Creates and sustains a vibrant residential and educational community that embraces students in grades six through twelve as well as faculty and families representing every stage of life and a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds.

Mission Statement:

Oakwood Friends School, guided by Quaker principles, educates and strengthens young people for lives of conscience, compassion and accomplishment. Students experience a challenging curriculum within a diverse community, dedicated to nurturing the spirit, the scholar, the artist and the athlete in each person.

Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Day Program for Grades 6-12
- Boarding Program for Grades 9-12
- Middle School (Grades 6-8)
- Upper School (Grades 9-12)

In addition to academic subjects such as Literature, writing, modern languages, history, mathematics, science and computer literacy we offer a full range of programs in music, drama, and visual arts, all of them emphasizing the process of creation.

Boarding Features & Facilities:

- Boarding facilities are availble for upper school students in Grades 9-12. About half of our upper school students choose to board on campus either because their families live too far away from the school, or because they wish to use the time that would be otherwise spent commuting for study, athletics, arts and recreation. The residential community on campus numbers over 100 students and faculty, 12 dogs, many cats, and several farm animals.

- The on-campus community becomes especially close by virtue of living together and sharing so many daily experiences. Many students find boarding life an excellent way to begin preparing for the independence of college. At the same time, travel home for weekends or vacations is convenient, given the school's proximity to train lines and other forms of transportation.
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- Boarding students are housed in Craig Dormitory, a friendly residence located near the campus dining hall. The dorm is also home to four faculty families who serve as dormitory parents, supported by four other teachers who live on campus. Students live in double rooms on single-sex hallways, with easy access to lounges, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. There is a computer laboratory in the dormitory as well as a wireless network.

- The dining hall serves three nutritious meals each day and is a happy gathering place for students and faculty. Weekends include a variety of activities, including trips to local museums and points of interest, hikes or ski trips, excursions to Manhattan, athletic and theater events, or simply sleeping late, watching movies, and studying quietly.

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Address: 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, New York , USA
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Darrow School
Courses / Programs
Situated in New Lebanon, a town in Columbia County NY, Darrow School is a co-educational college preparatory boarding & day school for students in Grades 9-12. We provide a challenging, hands-on college preparatory curriculum with a student/teacher ratio of 5:1.

At Darrow, we are dedicated to serving students with diverse backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.

Darrow’s student residences offer a cozy, home-like setting. Most student rooms are doubles, and in addition to sharing a room, each student gets in the habit of neatening up to pass room inspection.

Located on a secure 365-acre campus, we have 26 school and boarding buildings, playing fields, extensive hiking and cross-country ski trails, ponds, sheep pastures, orchards, marshlands, and an expansive forest.
Co-educational college preparatory boarding & day school for Grades 9-12

Academic departments include:
- Mathematics
- Science
- English
- Languages
- Art
- History
- ESL

Darrow boasts a 99% college placement record and offers support services such as college counseling, faculty advisors, residential life program, and an individualized tutorial program.
The Stony Brook School, Long Island
Courses / Programs
The Stony Brook School, located in Stony Brook (50 miles East of NYC), on the beautiful north shore of Long Island, New York, is a college preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 7-12.

SBS is home to approximately 180 boarders every year. Our desire is for our students to learn and grow as they live together in a safe and comfortable community. There are currently 7 single-gender residential halls that house our boarding students and approximately 14 to 15 faculty families.

Students are trained to be leaders with integrity and virtue. The Stony Brook School offers an academic program that is challenging, comprehensive, and that recognizes the interconnected-ness of academic disciplines. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to think independently, and to write well.
Co-educational College Preparatory Program for students in Grades 7-12:

- Middle School (Grade 7-8)
- Upper School (Grade 9-12)
- Advanced Placement

Subjects include:
- English
- Mathematics
- History
- Foreign languages
- Science
- Bible
- Health
- Fine Arts
- Physical Education
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students ages 14-18 years old the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year. 

• TGS offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience centered around travel and cultural immersion.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all regions and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing over 25 different countries of citizenship, and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School if fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC).

Upcoming & Previous School Locations around the world:

• 2021-2022: Australia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Greece, India, Japan, Oman, Panama
• 2019-2020: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Australia, Chile, Italy
• 2018-2019: China, Oman, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2017-2018: Botswana, India, Japan & Spain
• 2016-2017: Canada, Morocco & Peru
• 2015-2016: Sweden, Bosnia & Italy

"The collective energy that the students at THINK Global School possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
The school year consists of four terms, each held in a different country, where students have the chance to explore the history and culture of fantastic locations worldwide.

Features: 
• Taught in small classes by friendly, dedicated and experienced teachers
• Student-driven instruction
• All subjects are inspired by the location, and are designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.
The Astor Learning Center (ALC), Upstate NY
Courses / Programs
Located in Rhinebeck in Upstate New York, The Astor Learning Center (ALC) is a therapeutic boarding school for boys and girls ages 5-13 with serious behavioral and emotional difficulties. Our residential programs are designed to provide a nurturing environment for children who must live away from their families while they receive treatment.

Established in 1980, ALC has been named three times as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Our students benefit from small class sizes (6-8 students) in a nurturing environment conducive to learning. We aim to help children who have often experienced failure in school to finally succeed.

In our Residential Treatment programs, we treat a wide range of behavioral and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and fire setting behaviors.

At ALC, we welcome children from throughout New York State. Some of our students come from as far as Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Co.), Albany, and many other areas of NY.
- Therapeutic boarding school offering residential programs for boys & girls ages 5-13

- All academic subjects are taught with a strong emphasis on reading

- Intensive speech/language, occupational and counseling/therapy, and other specialized services as needed by the student

- Social skills training

- Day programs for students from the local school district
The Masters School, New York
Courses / Programs
The Masters School is a co-ed day and boarding school that provides a first class preparatory curriculum for 5th-12th Grade students, with boarding beginning from the 9th Grade.

Situated on 96 magnificent acres overlooking the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry NY, The Masters School offers a safe learning environment and one of the few boarding school experiences in close proximity to New York City.

A thoughtfully designed residential life program ensures that all the experiences students would have at home are part of campus life.

Students and teachers make full use of great campus facilities as well as once of the most exciting classrooms in the world - NYC.
Co-Educational Programs for students in Grades 5-12:

- Day Program (Grades 5-12)
- Full-residential Boarding Program (Grades 9-12)
- Middle School
- Upper School
- Arts Program
- Athletics / Extra-curricular Activities
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Vermont and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.