Now welcoming enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year

For complete details, please consult the Admissions Director.  You can email her at

Know Thyself - Know Thy Fun

Associated School: 

Student readingLooking through children’s toy catalogs I’m always struck by the language. Scattered throughout the pictures of all sorts of toys, plastic or wood, bright colors or neutral colors, puzzles, trucks, dolls or whatever, there are special snippets of language designed to tell me something important. But what are they telling me? Phrases like “kickstart your child’s play,” “support your child’s development,” and “piano keys that play music and encourage creativity.” They make me suspicious. The first sounds violent, the next obvious, and the last sounds absurd. Since when did piano keys not play music or discourage creativity? Phrases like “helps your baby develop from a crawler to a walker through adaptive technology” are possibly reassuring to those concerned their children might instead develop from a crawler to a swimmer, or perhaps an orthodontist. Phrases like “differentiate among colors and sizes” make me imagine my toddler sorting white and brown eggs into large, extra large and jumbo sizes in an egg factory. 

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Coming Events

Sep 30 2016 - 6:00pm

Music Night gathering.HVSS is the beneficiary of the premiere house-concert series in the Hudson Valley.  Each show features two new bands and a wide variety of home-cooked gourmet foods and desserts prepared on-site with primarily local and organic ingredients.  The venue is a private home which previously served as the meeting hall of the Old Glenford Church.  Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the school.

For the event schedule, directions, and other information, please visit the Music Night website or the Facebook Page.

Jan 14 2017 - 1:00pm

Students hangout under the upside down tree.HVSS Open Houses are the best way to begin to get to know the school.  Students, parents, alumni, and staff members will be in attendance to give tours of the campus, discuss the school, and answer questions.  Panel discussion at 2:00.

The School Year 2016-2017 Open House dates are: September 24th, 2016January 14th, 2017 and March 11th, 2017.

Contact Us

Hudson Valley Sudbury School

84 Zena Road
Kingston, NY 12498
Phone: 845-679-1002
Fax: 845-679-3874