SIS New Hires



(July 26 2017 Saratoga Springs, NY)  Saratoga Independent School is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Brown as Interim Head of School and Johanna Martin as Business and Operations Manager.

The Board of Trustees has voted to approve the hiring of Lisa Brown as the Interim Head of School. Mrs. Brown will serve in the capacity during the search process and until a permanent Head of School is seated. Mrs. Brown comes to the school with impressive independent school credentials. Most recently, Mrs. Brown served as the Associate Head of School and a teacher at Doane Stuart. Since 1993, she also served in various positions in Doane Stuart’s administration, including as the interim Head of School.  In addition, Mrs. Brown had been a trustee of SIS for the past two years and has chaired the strategic planning committee, giving her familiarity with SIS and many of our families.

In her new role, Ms. Martin is responsible for the business oversight of the school’s daily operations. She provides support to the administrative team, business planning, and human resources functions. She also oversees contract and vendor relationships and all physical assets of the campus. Ms. Martin comes to SIS with a great deal of school experience including Project Lift, Score at the Top Learning Center, and she was most recently was the Director of School at Score Academy, a private K-12 school in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


Summer Admission Open Houses


Drop in to visit Saratoga Independent School this summer!  Join Interim Head of School Lisa Brown for informal tours and Q&A about the school.

Tuesday, August 1st, 1 – 2 pm

Wednesday, August 9th, 3:30 – 4;30 pm

Tuesday, August 15th, 10 – 11 am

Wednesday, August 23rd, 1 – 2 pm

Parent Meet and Greets with Lisa Brown

The following dates and times have been set for current and new parents to meet Lisa Brown, Saratoga Independent School’s Interim Head of School.

Sit down with Lisa over a cup of coffee to get to know each other!

Thursday, July 20th, 10 – 11 am

Wednesday, July 26th, 10 – 11 am

Thursday, August 10th, 10 – 11 am

SIS Named Healthiest School!

SIS was named the “Healthiest School” at the Cantina Kids Fun Run held in Saratoga Springs on June 4th.

Employment Opportunity: Before Care Teacher

 Before Care Teacher

Saratoga Independent School invites applications for  a Before Care Teacher to oversee the school’s early drop-off  program for multi-age students who arrive before the start of the school day.  Individual will engage/supervise children (ages 3 to 11) in age-appropriate activities, and play, indoors and/or on our outside playground; and provide a safe, respectful, and nurturing after school environment.  Hours are 7 AMto 8L45 AM Monday through Friday.

Qualifications include but will not be limited to:  prior experience working with children of all ages, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Certification or degree related to early childhood, preschool, or elementary education is desired but not mandatory. The successful candidate must possess a strong passion for working with children and for being part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery.

Other opportunities exist for additional employment within the school day if an individual is interested.

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest, and two letters of reference to Felice Karlitz, Director of School, Saratoga Independent School, 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs , NY 12866, or via email to:

Press Release: Scholarship Donation



(May 16, 2017, Saratoga Springs, NY)  Saratoga Independent School is pleased to announce that a family within the school community who has created the Founders Annual Scholarship Award, has pledged $36,000 to be distributed over the next two academic years.

The family, who wishes to remain anonymous, is sponsoring 50% tuition, up to $6,000 per student for three students, in combination with 50% Saratoga Independent School financial assistance, thus enabling a full-tuition scholarship.  The purpose of the gift is to provide assistance to qualified students and aid SIS in retaining students for its upper school.  The recipient can be a new or returning student.

These scholarship funds assist Saratoga Independent School in furthering its recruitment goals in reaching out to students who have demonstrated financial need, and will uniquely benefit from an SIS education, with strong consideration for diversity.

Since 2015, this generous family has donated over $100,000 in scholarship funds that have assisted eight students.

Scholarship funds are still available for the 2017/18 academic year.

Press Release: Kite & Flight Festival – May 20



Once again, Saratoga Independent School proudly presents Kite & Flight Festival, a fun-filled community event on the school’s grounds.   This free event is the school’s largest family and community festival, which is held every spring.

Hosted on the school’s 60-acre campus, there is plenty of room for kites, flying machines of all sorts, and outside games, activities and contests!

The day will include:

  • Kites!  Bring your own or purchase one onsite.
  • Drones! Bring your own.
  • Rockets! Bring your own, or purchase a kit on site.
  • Planes! Balsa wood and paper airplane contests.
  • Face-painting
  • A bounce house and rock climbing wall
  • Food trucks
  • Raffles
  • Petting Zoo
  • Live music with Trail of Fate
  • Tours of our new academic wing
  • And more!

Traditionally Kite and Flight Festival has drawn an average of 150 people throughout the day.  This year being the school’s 25th Anniversary, we are expecting a much larger crowd made up of school families, alumni students and their families and the general public.