Dutchess County public schools educate over 46,000 students and employ over 3,000 teachers in grades K-12. These schools are exceptionally strong; expenditures per student are among the highest in the state. Thirty-eight private/parochial schools offer additional choices. The list below contains contact information for each Dutchess County school district as well as links to website home pages.
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696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepie, NY 12603
Phone - 845-486-4460
10 Education Drive, Beacon, NY 12508-3994
Phone - 845-838-6900
81 South Street, Patterson, NY 12563
Phone - 845-878-2094
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522
Phone - 845-877-5700
15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone - 845-265-9254
P.O. Box 2033, 11 Boice Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538-0733
Phone - 845-229-4000
P.O. Box AA, 3323 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook, NY 12545-0127
Phone - 845-677-4200
515 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564
Phone - 845-855-4600
2829 Church Street, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Phone - 518-398-7181
11 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone - 845-451-4900
9 Mill Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571
Phone - 845-758-2241
P.O. Box 351, 45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone - 845-871-5520
15 Croft Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone - 845-463-7800
73 County Route 11A, Craryville, NY 12521-5510
Phone - 518-325-2800
25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone - 845-298-5000
194 Haight Road, Box 405, Amenia, NY 12501
Phone - 845-373-4100
* Only a portion of these districts are located in Dutchess County
At the secondary level, the county's 13 school districts are affiliated with the Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Extension Services (BOCES), a government-funded agency that provides local school districts with a variety of educational services for adults and children. BOCES offers special education programs in addition to technical courses in everything from data processing to auto repair. For parents who desire a greater choice, private and parochial primary and secondary schools expand the educational options in Dutchess County. Our Private and Parochial Schools webpage gives contact information and website links for many of these schools.
Dutchess County schools offer day programs as well as boarding facilities and serve the needs of handicapped and learning-disabled students. Quality preschools and nursery schools, including programs operated by Dutchess Community College and Vassar College, are abundant throughout the county. The Dutchess County Child Development Council coordinates day care centers, family day care providers and school-age child care programs.
In short, county residents agree that a commitment to education at all levels is a commitment to a better quality of life in Dutchess County. We know that quality education is the key to competing successfully in the world today. By investing in a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, we will be prepared for growth in the future.