Independent and Progressive
Private School in the Hudson Valley
Age 2 through 8th Grade

Since 1984, High Meadow School has nurtured children's love of learning by engaging their intrinsic curiosity in nature, one another, play, and creative expression. We empower each child to be an independent thinker with a personal voice by providing opportunities to authentically and compassionately participate as a member of a diverse, democratic school community. 

Our alternative, progressive curriculum starts in our nursery school program
and continues through middle school.

Latest News + Events at High Meadow

Timeline of High Meadow School’s Response to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Updated April 27, 2020 “I am grateful in this confusing and complicated moment to be a member of such an extraordinary community, and I am confident that we will do all we can to support one another.” —Dr. Susan Paynter, Head of School, via email to all High Meadow families on March 13, 2020 And so … Read More

Campus Sustainability at High Meadow 

February 28, 2020

You might be surprised by how far HMS has moved toward sustainability in the past few years! Guided by the work of Buildings and Grounds Manager, Ann Ganter, the largest reduction in our carbon footprint has been in energy consumption for the Main Building, where last year, two boilers consumed 2586 gallons of fuel oil. … Read More