Independent and Public School Reopening Plans

This post is part of a series of articles, blog posts, and short briefs produced by EXPLO Elevate focused on supporting schools’ virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.


by Sudipti Kumar | Director of Research

Independent and Public School Reopening Plans

Updated July 10, 2020

Elevate is following the reopening plans of public and independent schools across the nation closely. Below we share some of the plans from schools, selected school districts, and a sample of state guidelines. We will update the list below weekly with new information as it becomes available. We welcome you to share your reopening plans with us at skumar@explo.org.


Independent Schools 

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Wallingford, CT
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12, Postgraduate
Total enrollment: ~850
Plan 

Collegiate School 

New York, NY
School type: Day
Grades served: K-12
Total enrollment: ~660
Plan 

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12
Total enrollment: ~655
Plan

Grandview Preparatory School

Boca Raton, FL
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-12
Total enrollment: 280
Plan 

Northfield Mount Hermon

Northfield, MA
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12
Total enrollment: 655
Plan 

Northwood School

Lake Placid, NY
School type: Boarding
Grades served: 9-12, Postgraduate
Total enrollment: ~195
Plan

The Park School 

Brookline, MA
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-8
Total enrollment: ~540
Plan

The Park School of Buffalo 

Buffalo, NY
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-12
Total enrollment: ~280
Plan

The Peddie School 

Hightstown, NJ
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12, Postgraduate
Total enrollment: ~550
Plan

Phillips Exeter Academy

Northfield, MA
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12
Total enrollment: 1100
Plan 

Pinecrest School

Fort Lauderdale & Boca Raton, FL
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-12
Total enrollment: ~2700
Plan 

Pomfret

Pomfret, CT
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12
Total enrollment: ~350
Plan 

Punahou

Honolulu, HI
School type: Day
Grades served: K-12
Total enrollment: ~3750
Plan

Ransom Everglades

Miami, FL
School type: Day
Grades served: 6-12
Total enrollment: 1100
Plan 

St. George’s Independent School

Memphis, Germantown, Collierville TN
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-12
Total enrollment: ~1100
Plan

St. Mark’s Episcopal School 

Palm Beach, FL
School type: Day
Grades served: PK-8
Total enrollment: ~460
Plan 

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA
School type: Boarding and Day
Grades served: 9-12
Total enrollment: ~300
Plan 

A Selected Set of School District Plans 

Arlington Public Schools

Arlington, VA

https://www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-reopening-schools/

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Tampa, FL

https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/2719/school-reopening-plan/about/openingplan/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=reopening

NOLA Public Schools

New Orleans, Louisiana (Orleans Parish) 

https://nolapublicschools.com/images/New%20Folder%205/NOLA_PS_Roadmap_to_Reopening_070120_FINAL.pdf?type=file

NYCDOE

New York, NY

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020

Pasadena Unified School District

Pasadena, CA 

https://www.pusd.us/reopening

A Selected Set of Public School State Guidelines

California

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/documents/strongertogether.pdf

Louisiana

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/strong-start-2020/school-reopening-guidelines-and-resources.pdf

Minnesota

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/k12planguide.pdf

New Jersey

https://www.nj.gov/education/reopening/NJDOETheRoadBack.pdf

Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/health-&-safety/Reopening%20Schools%20-%20Overview%20Guide%20for%20LEAs.pdf

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