The joy of learning and power of community
From a founding group of seven families in the High Meadows of the Shawangunk Ridge in 1984, we have grown into a diverse community of 150 students, 35 faculty members, and over 300 parents from Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange Counties. Our history and philosophy are our steadfast guideposts in navigating new developments in curriculum, decision-making, and communication.
High Meadow Welcomes New Staff
Javier began his career by teaching English to students in elementary, middle school, and high school in his native country of Columbia. His college degrees are in Bilingual Education and Business Administration. Javier has been teaching for twenty years. He was the Spanish teacher at High Meadow School for five years until 2007. He also … Read More
Sabrina L Ferguson is an early childhood music teacher with Mid-Hudson Music Together and has served as it’s owner/Director since January 2011. She is also the music teacher at Growing Circle Montessori School in Gardiner, NY. She conducted the local High Ridge Children’s Choir from 2015-2017. Sabrina is an accomplished performer and voice teacher and enjoys the process of helping younger and … Read More
Rochelle Victor will be joining the HMS Faculty as the Coordinator of Marketing and Auxiliary Programming this fall. Rochelle runs her own business as a web designer, marketer and front end coder called Runaway Peacock. She also has years of experience running local events, working with children in nature, and teaching project based learning to elementary and … Read More
Jennifer Bousliman-DeLisio will be joining the HMS Faculty as the dance teacher for Pre-K through 8th Grade this fall. Jennifer has an MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BFA in Dance from The University of New Mexico. Formally trained in Cecchetti ballet technique, Graham, Pilates and Choreography amoung other dance mediums, Jennifer has performed with the … Read More
Here’s what others had to say about us...
“My son has thrived at the High Meadow School for the past six years. There is such a balance between academic teaching and experiential learning that he has matured into an inspired communicator and responsible community member. We are confident that High Meadow has prepared him well for his next educational steps.”Paul R.
“We’ve been a High Meadow family since our daughter started in Pre-K. Both our children have thrived in the school’s nurturing and supportive environment. High Meadow has helped them learn the importance of empathy, social awareness and respect.”Terry B.
“My family has been so lucky to be a part of High Meadow School. It is both very nurturing yet academically enriching and has far exceeded our expectations. Our son is in the 2nd Grade and has made wonderful and hopefully lifelong friendships at High Meadow.”Jessica A.
We chose High Meadow School for our children because it meets our holistic educational needs. We trust that each teacher is giving our children their highest level of competency and attention. The community and active parent body are highly involved, supporting the school’s educational aims in very inclusive and creative ways.Jenna S.
News + Events at High Meadow
We Asked…She Answered! Earlier this month, Dr. Susan Paynter stepped into the role of Interim Head of School at High Meadow. Susan will lead the school through the 2017-18 school year and has lots of plans for a fantastic year! We’ve shared her professional experience in an earlier blog post, but we thought it … Read More