Student Life

With a wide range of student ages and residential status, student life at Kildonan has many faces. All elementary age students are day students, making up approximately 30% of the school population. The elementary students in grades experience a typical day that includes academics, fine arts, group activities, community building, community service, student government, and after school activities. They will also participate in field trips, Thursdays at Butternut Ski Resort, and many on-campus all-school events and programs. Read More

Picture Yourself Here

Boarding students in grades 6-12, PG, reside on the upper portion of our campus in King House or Goldman Hall. Students eat their meals in the dining hall situated near the residence halls and can enjoy social time together in the lounge in Goldman Hall. One of the best parts of our campus in the winter months is that the hill can be transformed into a run for snowboarding. Students have an amazing view of the valley from their dorm rooms as well.

Open Houses

We welcome you to come to our campus during one of several Open Houses.

Daily Life at Kildonan

Weekends at Kildonan

Friday nights welcome the weekend with a Kildonan tradition, the Friday night dinner. Students become part of the family on Friday nights and are welcomed into homes both on and off campus to cook and share a meal with the families of Kildonan faculty and staff. Everyone relaxes and unwinds around a shared meal, and gets to know each other beyond the classroom and athletic field.

Community Service

The Community Service Learning program gives our students an opportunity to contribute their energies and talents to a wide variety of people and projects. Many aspects of life at Kildonan benefit from the enthusiastic work and support of student volunteers and work crews. In turn, students develop an increased sense of responsibility and leadership, improved self-esteem, and a better understanding of the complexities of a boarding school and the challenges of an adult world. The philosophy of the program emerges from the longstanding tradition at Kildonan through which the entire school gives back to the school community or the community at large in some way.

Dress Code

The Kildonan School believes that neat attire encourages respect for learning and a concern for one’s surroundings. Our dress code allows for flexibility and individual expression while directing focus toward academic pursuits rather than outward appearance.

Welcome Parents!

We want to keep you informed and up to date on all that is happening on campus and with your student. On this page you will find many ways to do just that. We hope you will take a moment to visit The Kildonan School on social media, as well as become a frequent visitor to our Kildonan School blog, dyslexia.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Main Office at 845-373-8111, or email We will be happy to assist you.

Saturday Institutes

Beginning in Fall 2018 The Kildonan School with offer Saturday Institutes to our boarding high school and middle school students (middle school attendance is optional and based on their status as full or 5-day boarding students, day students may also attend (fee to be determined)). The Institutes will be held on Saturday mornings and will be an offering of a wide variety of special interest programming and community service opportunities. Students will select from a catalog of 4 Institute options per session, one of which will be a community service option. Learn More

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