Blue Rock graduates are often described by educators, community members and their own peers as grounded, confident, independent, thoughtful, creative, adaptable and fearless. We maintain contact with many of our alumni and alumnae, and in interviews they have shared how their Blue Rock education fostered a belief in their own abilities. The years they had here to develop a clear sense of themselves as active learners has made them adept at solving problems and collaborating with others. They feel able to find the necessary tools to complete new tasks, readily face challenges and are motivated to pursue their interests. Our alumnae and alumni have a deep appreciation for the attention Blue Rock School devoted to who they were as unique individuals. Many graduates feel that they are not only thriving, but excelling in their new schools, often recognized for their achievements and contributions.
Parents by and large echo these sentiments, also thrilled that their child(ren) enthusiastically engaged in real learning and critical thinking beyond their Blue Rock years, even at extremely rigorous prep schools, while other more conventionally schooled children had “burned out” and lost their love for learning.
Where They Go from Here
Our students have thrived at a variety of public and private high schools and colleges. We have honor students at many Rockland, Westchester and Bergen County public schools including Nyack High School, Clarkstown North and Clarkstown South High Schools, as well as at Hastings High School. Dwight Englewood preparatory school in New Jersey is pleased to receive our alumni. There, the staff notices that our graduates have dimensions of character and engagement that are rare in children nowadays, and the students perform well academically. The Director of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale recommends our school, based on our alumni there. We have had graduates attend Green Meadow Waldorf School where the staff reports they “stand out” academically, creatively, and as leaders. Other graduates have attended The Masters School, Hackley School, The Harvey School, Saddle River Day School and Rockland Country Day School. Some students are attending specialty high schools in New York City such as Professional Performing Arts School, Kaufman Center Special Music High School, Bronx High School of Science as well as Rudolph Steiner School and The Dalton School. Some have traveled further to The Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York and The Putney School in Vermont. Other high schools attended include:
Cardinal Spellman High School
Fordham Preparatory School
High School of American Studies at Lehman College
High School for Environmental Studies
Iona Preparatory School
Irvington High School
Saddle River Day School
Tappan Zee High School
Trevor Day School
Colleges Our Students Have Attended Include:
Berklee School of Music
Carnegie Mellon University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Friends World College
Green Mountain College
Massachusetts College of Art
New York University
Ohio State University
Parsons School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rockland Community College
University of Albany
University of Barcelona
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Westchester Community College
Making a Difference
Beyond college, we have had alumnae and alumni engaging in a myriad of service learning programs: the Peace Corps in Africa, bringing theater to communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kigali, Rwanda, designing water purification systems for developing nations, working as an Outward Bound-trained teacher in the Bronx. In their professional lives they have taken on careers as potters, scientists, doulas, filmmakers, journalists, musicians, doctors, dancers, entrepreneurs, actors, teachers, photographers and visual artists, among other interesting vocations.
Blue Rock graduates' spirited pursuit of their dreams brightens the world and ripples outward to touch many lives. By pursuing their interests and living life fully, our alums are making a conscious and lasting impact on their communities.
Our featured Blue Rock Alums for Fall 2019 are:
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