An independent day school in the Hudson Valley offering a comprehensive academic education merged with the Buddhist view of wisdom and compassion. Timeless wisdom for a modern world.
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The Middle Way School of the Hudson Valley is an independent progressive school enrolling students ages 2-10 in mixed-age classes, with plans to keep expanding each year. As one of the first Buddhist schools for children, Middle Way is exploring the rich potential of integrating wisdom and compassion with progressive education. Our aspiration is to prepare students to take their places in the modern world with the noble qualities of intelligence, confidence and discipline, with an understanding of interdependence and a fundamental motivation of altruism.
Middle Way is incorporated in the State of New York and recognized by the NYS Department of Education as a nonpublic school. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. The research and development of the MWS model is overseen by Middle Way Education, a separate not for profit organization dedicated to creating pathways for traditional Buddhist wisdom and knowledge to enhance modern education for the benefit of this and future generations. We are grateful to the generous donors of Khyentse Foundation who have given significant financial support to the school.
Guided by a number of teachers and scholars, Middle Way is not tethered to one single Buddhist tradition or path. Nor do we blend them together until they are unrecognizable. Rather, we respect the variety of wisdom traditions, the lineages, and the varied paths that have helped individuals connect with the wakefulness of the dharma for 2,500 years.
The Middle Way School welcomes students and hires employees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The Middle Way School will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.