Established as the Cornwall Heights School in 1867 by Reverend Louis P. Ledoux, an Amherst graduate and pastor of the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, the school later was known as the Stone School when it was directed by Dr. Carlos H. Stone. The present name, The Storm King School, dates from 1923, when Alvan R. Duerr was headmaster and took the name from the mountain where the school is located.
The Storm King School inspires students toward academic strength and confidence. We offer a caring faculty and community that embrace character, balance, and trust.
We believe that:
- Young people learn best in a personally supportive and safe environment.
- Students should be assisted in their intellectual, physical, creative and moral growth in order to realize their full potential.
- A diverse and multi-cultural community provides important learning opportunities for everyone.
- Students should be guided to develop a strong a moral character.
- An open, receptive environment should be provided, one that respects and encourages the individual ideas and intellectual pursuits of every student and faculty member.
- Education is a developmental process for each individual.
- Character development and education are inseparable.
- The Storm King community should be encouraged to make healthy choices about body, mind and spirit.
- Arts, athletics, cultural activities, outdoor education and community service enhance life and growth.
- Respect, dignity and acceptance should be accorded to each individual, regardless of race, creed, gender or orientation.
- Hiring and retaining the best faculty and administration possible is essential to the wellbeing of the school.
- Faculty, staff, administrators and students should lead by example.