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South Kent, CT

Education Spotlight Hudson

Kite’s Nest

South Kent School

Learning Liberation in Hudson

Excellence for Boys

Drop by Kite’s Nest in Hudson on any given day and you may find a group of children constructing a biogas digester, producing a radio show or learning the mathematics of music. You may find a group of teenagers engaged in a deep discussion about gender, or cooking a meal for their community. Kite’s Nest is a center for liberatory education: a learning environment for young people to engage in meaningful critical inquiry and creative expression. Their innovative programs include full-day classes for children (ages 8-14) registered as homeschoolers, after school programs for all ages, week-long school break camps, and a summer leadership academy for teens. Their programs are open to all regardless of income, with sliding-scale fees and payment plans.

WHY BOYS? South Kent School embraces unique learning styles of boys to create a boys centered curriculum that leads to success. South Kent School’s education program stresses rigorous academics and personal transformation to foster develop knowledge, courage and strength of character. We call this the Hero Path and it serves as the fundamental building block towards future success in college, one’s career and family. South Kent encourages students to discover, improve upon and showcase new creative talents through a variety of outlets. Dramatic performances, art, musical theater, dance, and multi-media programs enable students to explore and develop talents in a productive and nurturing environment. One South Kent signature program, the Center for Innovation, has the mission of teaching students sustainability, resilience, and wholeness through the spheres of Sustainable Earth, Sustainable Design, and Sustainable Community. The CFI shows students how to promote change in their lives while simultaneously ensuring that they have a positive impact on the world around them. Programming includes a farm-to-table organic food program, bee keeping, entrepreneurship classes, 3D printing, drone technology, robotics, and more. Special programs: College Level Courses through Syracuse University iPad Program, Advanced Media Group, Affinity Program— Adventure: Rock Climbing, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Overnight Camping; Service: On-campus Service, Habitat for Humanity, Helping the elderly; Explore: Plays, Musical performance, Video production.

108 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY (518) 945-8445

Livingston Street Early Childhood Community 20 Livingston Street Kingston, NY (845) 340-9900 Offering full-year programming for children ages 2 years/9 months through 5 years old in Kingston. With a focus on emotional/ social development, communication skills, and community, Livingston Street creates an enchanted and engaging learning environment that is appropriately challenging and fun for children. Activities at Livingston Street include outdoor play, the arts, early literacy games, dramatic play, reading, sensory play, making friends, and much more! 26 EDUCATION CHRONOGRAM 3/18


40 Bulls Bridge Rd, South Kent, CT, (860) 927-3539,

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