SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Independent School (S.I.S.) welcomes their first Eighth Grade class this fall.
This marks the last phase in the school’s plan to add a Middle School, taking S.I.S. from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The first group of Middle Schoolers started Sixth Grade at S.I.S. in the Fall of 2018 and they are thrilled to be the first graduating class this coming Spring.
Head of School, Lisa Brown said: “this is a remarkable time for S.I.S. Since the school's founding almost thirty years ago, visionary parents have imagined carrying S.I.S.'s values of leadership, respect, creativity, active engagement, and meaningful learning through the Middle School years.”
The Middle School expansion was part of the schools $1.7 million Capital Campaign, which concluded in October 2019.
“Many members of the S.I.S. community - parents, trustees, faculty, students – were joined by extraordinarily committed donors to bring the Middle School at Saratoga Independent School to life in 2018. Special thanks go to our Capital Campaign leaders, Catherine LoMonico and Steve Greenblatt, and Julie and Marcus Fuller,” Brown said.
Brown notes the contribution of Jeny Randall, Middle School Director, whose talent and spirit have brought out the best in an amazing group of Middle School students over the last two years. The students took on many school leadership roles, worked with their Pre-K buddies, helped to plan school events, participated in advisory, modeled positive character traits, and worked hard to help maintain the school’s strong sense of community during remote learning this past Spring.
Brown expects that S.I.S. will be open for in-person education in the Fall. The school has already begun planning and implementing new health and safety measures.