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Storm King School
The school was founded in 1867 by Rev. Louis P. Ledoux, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Over its long history, the school has changed several names. The very first is Cornwall Heights School, the modern name also did not appear immediately: until 1923, the school was called The Stone School.
Now her name is associated with the location near Mount Storm King, near the west coast of the Hudson. Despite the change of names, over all these years the school has not changed its basic principles: education is the most correct way for every person, character formation and education are inseparable, the school should help each student to form a healthy body, mind and spirit.
The curriculum at The Storm King School is designed in such a way as to ensure the comprehensive development of each child and to prepare him most productively for college and university.
The school is located in the Green Belt, 45 miles north of New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River. Located on the slopes of Storm King Mountain, it offers great views of the Shawangunk and Catskills mountains. The school campus is located within the boundaries of the town of Cornwall-on-Hudson (Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York), surrounded by the forests of the Black Rock Forest National Reserve, has a magnificent territory of 3600 acres. The proximity to New York and the unique natural conditions opens up a sea of opportunities for excursions, study trips, sports and outdoor activities.
The school has received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; she is also a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
DIRECTOR (stand 2020)
Jonathan Lamb, Education - Columbia University College of Education.
FAMOUS SCHOOL GRADUATES
- Burke Boyce, fencer, director of the school in 1952-1956.
- Whiting Willow, former US Ambassador to Honduras
- Walter Reed Jr., owner of cinemas
- Jack Hemingway, writer, son of writer Ernest Hemingway
- Thomas Price, rower, Olympic champion
- Peter Boyce, astronomer
- Robert Toricelli, former member of Congress, Senator
- Jeffrey Hall, a climber, reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1995.
- Wally Pfister, cameraman (films "The Beginning", "The Dark Knight", "Bob Marley")
- Kara Kastronova, female boxer, two-time winner of the Golden Gloves Award
- Sami Meia, basketball player
The school territory is designed so that all students feel cosy and comfortable: on numerous lawns and lawns there are gazebos and sports grounds (courts), and school buildings delight the eye with their accuracy and cleanliness.
A special pride of the school is a regularly replenished library. Providing it with a computer network allows students to find any material necessary for classes. Here, in the library, schoolchildren publish a literary magazine, on the pages of which children can shine with their writing talent. By the way, teachers’ pay a lot of attention to the improvement of this talent, however, like all other facets of personality development.
Advanced Placement (AP)
University Preparation Program. Pupils study majors in the university program, which they are preparing to enter, and pass exams based on the results of the study. The AP program consists of subject area courses. Students select several subjects from the proposed areas for in-depth study.
After receiving a diploma, graduates are absolutely ready to enter the best American universities.
Student support program
The school always goes towards students who require additional classes in order to better learn the material and adapt to the new environment. For these purposes, the Storm King has created the Academic Support Program. Each student receives individual support while working on a topic or subject in which he has “spaces”. Teachers of the program are professionals with extensive experience working with children who have particular perceptions of information or encounter learning difficulties that require additional attention.
Life on campus at The Storm King School is fully consistent with the school's holistic approach to child development. Residences provide a safe and comfortable stay. In addition, constantly being surrounded by peers from around the world, children learn respect, tolerance and expand their horizons, learning a lot of new and interesting things.
Students are under the constant supervision of adults. In residences, educators live with children. Each of the children has a mentor who monitors the academic success of the child, and also helps to solve the problem, gives advice. All teachers, educators and tutors working with children are experienced, highly qualified specialists who are responsible for their work.
Football, cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, tennis, golf, softball, frisbee. In winter, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
The educational program goes far beyond the classroom. Students at The Storm King School regularly go on hikes and expeditions, which allows them to learn about the outside world, learn how to be strong, and strive to achieve their goals.
In their free time, students can attend sections and circles of interest.
Comprehensive education includes not only study, but also active physical development, sports, art and social work. Success in preparing young people for college and university is achieved through small classes, an individual approach and a caring atmosphere.
$66,000 a year.
Included in cost
- Accommodation, meals
- Deposit - $400
- Student expenses - $1,600 per year
- Transfers to / from the airport
- Services of the company "Paradise"
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- Selection of 5-6 schools that best meet the individual characteristics of the child, further goals, talents, with the desired environment. Help in the correct interpretation of school ratings, an explanation of why the school takes one place or another. Help in obtaining reliable information about schools that are not included in the ratings, with an explanation of the reasons for non-participation in it.
- Admission to 1-3 schools, selected from the proposed. Which includes the preparation of the necessary documents, school reports, characteristics, recommendations. Selection and submission of tests to prepare the student for exam testing, assistance in preparing essays. Preparation for an interview with the teacher / principal, registration for the exam. The necessary list of recommendations when attending school for passing entrance examinations. Correspondence with the school (not all schools enter into correspondence with foreign parents, treat them with caution, trust only a trusted agent).
- Assistance in paying registration fees, deposits, bills. Clarification of school rules, including disciplinary and legal aspects.
- Filling out the required medical forms.
- Selection of guardians required by UK law.
Student supervision during the first month of training is provided as a gift: assistance in resolving issues related to resettlement, billing, informing parents about the child’s health status, assistance with understanding of academic programs, organization of ext. classes for the child in a particular subject, help in choosing the program most suitable for the child, transfer to another class, etc.
IMPRESSIONS OF A SCHOOL VISIT
This is a very small school, where each child is given sufficient attention for full education and comprehensive development. The main goal of The Storm King School is to develop a powerful sense of personality. In addition, they encourage children to be tolerant and loving of other nationalities, to show kindness and care for their neighbours.
The school is quite strong in various fields of art, especially in theatre and music. The guys themselves write poetry and music for them, as a result of which wonderful works of art are born, as I was lucky to see for myself. In their own film studio, the guys worked on the film, which will be presented at one of the festivals in New York, where stars such as Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson will be members of the jury.
I can’t say that the school’s technical equipment is breath-taking, nevertheless, there is everything necessary for a high-quality educational process, and the entire set of necessary textbooks is replaced by iPad’s issued by the school for temporary use, on which educational programs with the necessary materials are installed.
In general, the school has a very warm, sincere atmosphere, ideal, in my opinion, for the first stage of the child’s adaptation to American life and the education system. By submitting a child to The Storm King School, you can be sure that attention is paid to all aspects of the child's stay at school.
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