Darrow School, founded in 1932 on the site of the original Shaker community, is a boarding and day school for grades 9-12 offering a comprehensive, hands-on, college-preparatory curriculum in a supportive environment.
A low student-to-teacher ratio allows for a high level of individual attention, and an average class size of nine students affords all students the opportunity to actively participate in the learning process.
Students respond to Darrow's approach. Emily, Class of 2009, says, "Darrow has taught more about myself than any other school I have ever gone to, and that alone proves that I have found what I am looking for."
Girls: 45%, Boys: 55%
Average Class Size: 9 students
Student-to-teacher ratio: 4:1
The Darrow student body represents 10 states and 10 countries.
Historic buildings on our 365 acre campus include the
, where school meetings and other events take place, and the
retrofitted Meeting House
, built in 1824, which is home to our library.
Modern buildings include the 12,000-square-foot Joline Arts Center
which houses studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, and woodworking, a
photography lab, a multimedia graphics lab, and gallery space. The
Samson Environmental Center
, powered with renewable energy, and Living
natural wastewater treatment facility are our sustainability
Signature Programs: Hands-to-Work
unique service program by which students work together to maintain our
campus, lead sustainability efforts, gain practical skills, and serve
the community each week. Our extensive Sustainability Initiatives
incorporated into academic work, campus grounds and facilities, and
daily life activities. Spring Term
is our weeklong experiential learning
program, at the end of spring exams, for which the world is our