Message from Lisa Brown

Welcome to Saratoga Independent School.

Hidden in a lovely 60-acre wooded landscape on Route 29, just minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Independent School (SIS) is celebrating 25 years and the ideals of its founding families and faculty with unprecedented growth and optimism.   Optimism envelops SIS, where faith in the goodness, creativity, talents and abilities of children, supported by the power of strong community values, is the foundation of education.

SIS’s theme-based curriculum – this year’s theme is Relationships, Environment, Change – created collaboratively by faculty to make learning meaningful, fun and inspiring, capitalizes on the curiosity and energy of children who use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to make exciting connections among ideas and disciplines.  Multi-age classroom settings allow individual students to move quickly, or with greater deliberation, through content areas with the close guidance of their teachers.

From our mini-chess and engineering programs, archery, to Kite & Flight Festival in the spring, and excitement on our sledding hill in the winter, something interesting is always happening at SIS! This fall, we look forward to welcoming the Decoda Ensemble for a music composition residency that will include student performances, as well as a special performance by the ensemble.

Our summer camp, where children can learn about chemistry and mythology and much more, is in full swing July 10 through August 18, and we are busy cleaning and outfitting all of our light-filled classrooms and common spaces for the start of school on September 6th. We are particularly excited to be adding two classrooms  in our new 20,000 square foot wing, completed in 2016, to serve our growing student body, and preparing to add Middle School in the near future.

If you don’t mind a few mops and buckets, and the sounds of hammers and saws, we encourage you to come and see us. The school is beautiful year-round, but summer has the added excitement of preparations for the promise of a new school year! We look forward to hearing about your children and talking with you about Saratoga Independent School. Hope to see you soon!

Warm regards,


Lisa Brown, Interim Head of School

Saratoga Independent School