Mizzentop Day School Announces Founder’s Scholarship Program

In honor of the school’s twentieth anniversary, Mizzentop Day School has established a scholarship program to support elementary students entering first through eighth grade in the local area. The Founder’s Scholarship Program offers citizenship-based awards to a limited number of qualified new students. Each award of up to $15,000 per year is intended for students seeking academic challenge, a close-knit community, and a wide range of enrichment opportunities, both in and out of the classroom.

“We know there are families in our area who would love to provide their child with a Mizzentop education but are unable to afford private school tuition,” says Mizzentop Head of School Karin Shultz. “We are thrilled that this scholarship fund will allow us to welcome these students into our caring and supportive community. We know our scholarship recipients will add value to our classrooms.”

Mizzentop Day School offers an interdisciplinary approach to education that instills the values, skills, and knowledge children need to pursue their interests and take joy in lifetime learning. Students have the flexibility and freedom to expand on individual interests, explore new curiosities, and pursue academic achievement. Small class sizes facilitate close interaction between faculty and students in classrooms that foster critical thinking and artistic expression.

Candidates for the Mizzentop Founder’s Scholarship are dedicated students who demonstrate academic achievement, currently participate in activities outside of the classroom, and show evidence of good character and citizenship. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate potential to contribute to Mizzentop’s artistic, athletic, and service-learning programs. Their family will show dedication to education and community and will be prepared to embrace Mizzentop’s Living Values Curriculum, which integrates character development foundations such as respect, responsibility and acceptance.

The Mizzentop Day School Founder’s Scholarship application includes the following steps:

  1. Submit an admissions inquiry at Mizzentop.org/apply, or email Admissions@Mizzentop.org, and indicate that you are applying for the Founder’s Scholarship Program.

  2. Complete an application for admission.

  3. Tour the campus and meet with the Admissions Director and Head of School.

  4. One parent or guardian must submit an essay of approximately 250 words, which addresses the following topic: Which of Mizzentop Day School’s Living Values is most important to you and your family? Please choose from the following: Cooperation, Freedom, Happiness, Honesty, Humility, Love, Peace, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Acceptance, and Unity.

Since its founding, Mizzentop has graduated more than 170 students who have to been accepted to an impressive array of private secondary schools, including Hotchkiss, Kent School and Trinity-Pawling. Graduates have gone on to attend prestigious universities such as Princeton University, Cornell University, Columbia University, Emory University, and Bard College.

For more information, visit Mizzentop.org online.