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 (S.I.S.) is celebrating more than 25 years and the ideals of its founding families and faculty with unprecedented growth and optimism. Optimism envelops S.I.S., where faith in the goodness, creativity, talents, and abilities of children, supported by the power of strong community values, is the foundation of education.
What has grown from the vision of those founding families?
. . . A small school that values both academic rigor and character, and looks beyond itself to do good in the world; small classes; annual school-wide themes to inform curriculum; an intense focus on reading and writing through the Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing workshops; a STEM focus on math with meaning – not just how but why - through the Singapore math program; hands-on celebrations of learning in science and history; exposure to a spectrum of arts performances and activities providing opportunities for exploration and individual experience; and the joy of varied physical activity and friendly competition.
S.I.S.’s theme-based curriculum – this year's theme is Dreams, Explorations, Discoveries – created collaboratively by faculty to make learning meaningful 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.
Something interesting is always happening at S.I.S.! Watch our website, Instagram, and Facebook page for daily activities and special events. You will see guest artists creating art and opera with us, a compost expert getting down in the dirt with an excited group of young environmentalists, an all-school Carnival created and organized entirely by students on the last day of school, engaging after school clubs and activities, Kite & Flight Festival in the spring, and the exhilaration of our sledding hill in the winter. Call us to arrange a visit any time to experience S.I.S. in person.
We are pleased to be completing the upstairs of our new 20,000 square foot wing, built for our growing student body, which will house the Middle School at S.I.S.. We welcome our first seventh grade in 2019 and eighth grade in 2020.
We encourage you to come and see us. Our 60-acre campus ensures that our school is beautiful year-round. We look forward to learning about your children and talking with you about Saratoga Independent School. Hope to see you soon!
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