The Randolph School

  • NY


2467 Route 9D
Wappingers Falls
United States

About Us

The Randolph School is a unique, progressive school for children ages three through ten. Grounded in the educational philosophies of John Dewey and Jean Piaget, the school was founded in 1963 to offer a child-centered, holistic method of education. The focus is on educating the whole child – children are deeply respected in every aspect of their emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development. Randolph serves families who seek an alternative educational experience for their children; our families come to the school because of its progressive approach, multi-age groupings, smaller class size and student-to-teacher ratios, and emphasis on community.

The Randolph School's curricular approach is based on integrating areas of study, in which information and materials are presented in a challenging, relevant, and open-ended way. Children engage in hands-on projects, such as creating a restaurant, writing a field guide, building a rocket, or planting a garden. This stimulates curiosity, creativity, innovative thinking, and a life-long love of learning. Experiences with the natural environment and the arts are consistently built into the learning we do at Randolph School.