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Private Schools – What YOU Need to Know!

If ever you are wondering about the Private School options in the area, and any Open Houses they might be holding, the below should hopefully help! Learn about some of the options available for all different types of students. If we missed any, feel free to email us anytime at info@westportmoms.com

Easton Country Day School

  • About our program: Easton Country Day is a small, coed PreK – 12  private school which  is open full time this school year!  We are operating under all government standards for safety. ECDS uses its small size and a unique, individual educational approach to ensure each child not only achieves academic excellence in a safe and loving environment, but also learns those skills necessary to be a caring and responsible citizen.  We build a relationship with each child.  We promote excellence in individual academic achievement in the context of our motto “Responsibility, Integrity, Community – Praxis.”   This, and our innovative scheduling methods, gives us the flexibility to place children in classes that fit their academic and social needs and to respond rapidly to change and growth in each child.  ECDS offers rigorous academics shaped to the individual child in a familial environment that encourages accomplishment, responsibility and acceptance of diversity.  We offer programs for the highly gifted, and we emphasize the fine arts.  We teach children how to learn, preparing them for life beyond school.
  • Website: http://www.eastoncountrydayschool.org/
  • Contact: Email ilka.neunteufel@eastoncountryday.org | (203) 268-5530

Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy is a private accredited middle and high school for grades 6th-12th. We offer a personalized one-to-one education model where every course is individualized to the student in a positive social setting. Fusion offers both in-person and live virtual instruction for full-time enrollment, part-time courses for credit, or tutoring/mentoring sessions. Our school is open year-round and we enroll on a rolling basis.

Greens Farms Academy

  • About our program: At Greens Farms Academy (GFA) we empower students to do the hard, thrilling, essential work of shaping their own world, of building their own future. Our over 700 PreK–12 students come from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties and form an inclusive community that plays on 64 interscholastic athletic teams, participates in a robust service-learning program, and aspires to live by our school’s motto, “Each for All.” GFA cultivates curiosity and prepares students for an evolving world. And, this shifting reality is a challenge our school and community are fortunately well-positioned to tackle. Since 1925, Greens Farms Academy has graduated thousands of compassionate, enterprising, broad-minded women and men – people with the courage and vision to build a better tomorrow.
  • Admission Info: Open House and admission info can be found at www.gfacademy.org/admission or see below:
    • October 13: PreK-4 Open House, 830am – 10am.
    • October 24: PreK & K GFA Explore Day, 930am -11am
    • October 24: Grades 5-12 Open House, 1pm – 3pm
    • November 14: Grades 5-12 Open House, 1pm -3pm
    • December 8: PreK-4 Open House, 830am-10am
    • We can’t wait to meet you and see if GFA is a fit for your family
  • Website: gfacademy.org
  • Contact: Questions? Call us at 203-256-7514 or email admission@gfacademy.org.

Hopkins School

  • About Hopkins: Set Your Curiosity Free. Hopkins School students are curious – they love to think and learn. Here each day, at the nation’s third oldest independent school, high-achieving students come to learn with an intellectual passion, challenging one another in a collective pursuit of excellence.
    • Small classes average just 12 students.
    • Nearly one third of our most recent graduating class received National Merit recognition.
    • Our students’ most recent standardized test scores: 1470 average SAT, 32 average ACT. See our matriculation list
    • Hopkins students are gifted scholars, but they are also talented leaders, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and more.
    • Students of color comprise 30 percent of our diverse, inclusive Hopkins family.
    • “All the teachers are so willing to help. They do all they can to help you become your best.” – Will, 11th grader
  • Open House: Please join us for our Fall Open House which offers 2 ways to learn about Hopkins.
    • Our virtual event on Saturday, October 23rd will highlight our academic, arts and athletic departments, giving you the opportunity to engage with faculty and students to learn more about our offerings in each of those areas.
    • On Sunday, October 24th, we are offering families the opportunity to visit campus for a self-guided tour, where you will be able to explore campus at your own pace and with your own family group, assisted by audio, maps and volunteers around campus to help you navigate and answer questions
    • You are welcome to attend one or both days, and pre-registration is required so we can plan accordingly. Register at www.hopkins.edu.
  • Website: www.hopkins.edu
  • Contact: Schedule a Call with an Admission Team Member or call (203) 397-1001

The King School

  • About The King School: King School sets a better standard for education. Students in grades PreK through 12 engage in an expansive curriculum focused on student-driven inquiry and experiential learning. Our teaching methodology is guided by educational best practices and focused on strong relationships with faculty — creating a foundation for courageous thinking. We open minds and encourage lifelong curiosity. We value diversity and are inspired by our different backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences. Our students chart their own path and arrive at the nation’s top colleges confident, prepared, and ready to make an impact. King graduates are better prepared to better the world.
  • Open Houses: Visit to learn more:
    • Coffee and Conversation on Tuesdays gives you a glimpse into different aspects of the school with opportunities to learn on-campus and online.
    • King is also hosting two open houses: For families Grade 6th-11th on Sunday, October 3rd and for families PreK-grade 5 on Sunday, November 7th.
    • Register Today!
  • Website: https://www.kingschoolct.org
  • Contact: Email admission@kingschoolct.org for more information

New Canaan Country School

Pierrepont School

  • About our program: Pierrepont School is a small co-educational K-12th independent school located in Westport, CT.  Pierrepont students are curious about themselves, others, and the world.  They approach learning with humility but also with the fierce intensity of their thinking.  Our students are listeners, open to learn from their teachers, each other and the world around them.  Our students are also strong individuals capable of defending and affirming their own ways of learning.  They are willing to engage cognitively but also emotionally.  They are open to accepting others in their myriad of diversities but are also open to demanding the space for their own way of being.  A Pierrepont student enters the classroom with the hope to have the chance to think about something interesting, something beautiful.  They enter our shared space in the hope to find the passion of an intense debate, to explore the craft of understanding and beauty of music, a mathematical proof, a language and its universe, the inner motions of dance, the infinite beautiful ways in which humans have tried and try to make sense of the world around them and themselves. Our teachers share with our students the things they love fiercely, as academic fields are for them not dead lands of accumulation but the most meaningful parts of their presence as humans. A Pierrepont education is where our students learn how to be within themselves and the world around them, fully human in the present, with the past and the future within
  • Website: www.pierrepontschool.org
  • Contact info: For more information on our admissions process and for our 2021-22 tour dates, please contact a member of our admissions team at (203) 226-1891 or email: admissions@pierrepontschool.org

Ridgefield Academy / Landmark Preschool

  • About our program: Ridgefield Academy/Landmark Preschool is a preschool – Grade 8 program by design. The intellectually inspiring curriculum fosters joyful learning and uplifts each student to rise to their authentic self. Students benefit from small classes, individualized attention, and a vibrant, connected community that encourages them to take risks and speak their mind.
  • Open House Info & Tours: Families are invited to learn more about Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool by attending a virtual or in-person Admissions event, or contacting Director of Enrollment Dave Suter at (203) 894-1800 x112 to schedule an individual Admissions appointment.

    • Virtual Take a Look Tuesdays: September 28, October 19, November 16

    • Open Houses: October 2, November 7, November 21

    • Visit ridgefieldacademy.org/admission to learn more or RSVP for these upcoming events.

  • Website: ridgefieldacademy.org, landmarkpreschool.org

  • Contact: Director of Enrollment, Dave Suter – dsuter@ridgefieldacademy.org | (203) 894-1800 x112

Saint Aloysius School (New Canaan)

  • About our program: We are a Kindergarten through eighth grade, co-educational Catholic school in New Canaan.  We educate the whole child – mind, heart, and soul – by providing a nurturing environment with a strong commitment to academic excellence and to serving the community.  We have a close community of students, parents and faculty.  We provide our students with both excellent academics and faith formation to succeed at the top high schools and for life. As a small school, we offer a low student to teacher ratio and personalized learning plans tailored to each student.  Our teachers are dedicated to the success of the individual and partner with parents to help students maximize their potential.
    • Our Lower School provides the strong academic and spiritual foundation our students need for success in the Upper School.  Our curriculum balances traditional and technology-driven approaches.  Foreign language begins with Spanish in Kindergarten, as does Art, Music and PE.
    • Our Upper School provides the academic, spiritual, and character foundation for success in high school and beyond.  In addition to the core curriculum, our Upper Schoolers take Public Speaking, Performing Arts, Dance, and French.  Spanish continues through Eighth Grade.
  • We have a strong STEM program (winning the CT State Science Fair twice in recent years). First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation is included in our religious education curriculum.  We teach our students how to serve their community through various service projects and required community service hours. Our graduates are spiritually and academically prepared to face the challenges of high school and beyond.  They go on to succeed at the top private and public high schools. Our families are actively engaged in school life through our parent association.  There is a strong sense of community in the many parent and student events throughout the year. We are fully accredited and have been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2010) for “Outstanding Academic Achievement” in reading and mathematics. We welcome individuals of every race, religious belief, and national and ethnic origin.  We are conveniently located in downtown New Canaan and attract families from surrounding towns and New York state.
  • Learn More About Us: The best way to see all the amazing things happening at our school is a weekday visit.  We host several “Come and See” weekday open houses throughout the school year.  We offer private tours as well.  Visit our website for more information or contact our Director of Admissions to schedule (admissions@sasncct.org).
  • Website: www.sasncct.org
  • Contact: Mrs. Lisa Eisenreich, Director of Admissions, admissions@sasncct.org, (203)966-0786, ext. 109
     

Seven Acres Montessori School

  • About our program: As you make important decisions at this stage in your child’s development and education you will want to learn more about our program.  Experience the difference that IS Seven Acres Montessori . Our philosophy is based on individualized, whole-child learning with highly trained and experienced teachers.  The curriculum masterfully and cohesively inter-connects the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and well-being of the whole child through project based, experiential learning in a small classroom setting and supportive environment designed to meet the specific needs of each student. Seven Acres Montessori is a non-profit school committed to educating children 14 months through eighth grade, accredited by both The Association Montessori Internationale and The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
  • Open House and Tour Info: Prospective families are invited to learn more about our program and Admissions, Before and After School Programs and Variable Tuition by registering for a Thursday morning Virtual Prospective Parent Information Session https://www.sevenacresmontessori.org/page.cfm?p=2136 or emailing admissions@sevenacresmontessori.org.    
  • Website: www.sevenacresmontessori.org
  • Contact: Please contact Ashley Grob, Admission Director by email at admissions@sevenacresmontessori.org.  You may also reach the Front Office at (203)834-0440

St. Luke’s (New Canaan)

  • About our program: St. Luke’s is a secular (non-religious) private school in New Canaan, CT, for grades 5-12. St. Luke’s mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership advances our mission by helping students develop exceptional leadership ability. Learn more at stlukesct.org.
  • Open House & Tour Information:
    • St. Luke’s Middle School Experience (Parents Only): Wednesday, 10/20 at 9:15AM
    • Upper School Open House: Sunday, 10/24 at 12:00PM
    • Middle School Open House: Sunday, 11/7 at 12:00PM
    • Welcome Wednesdays: Prospective families are invited to join our Admissions Director, Head of School, and Heads of Upper and Middle Schools for a discussion of St. Luke’s mission and distinct approach to education. Wednesdays 10/6 (virtual) at 7:00PM and 11/10, 12/8, 1/5, and 1/26 at 9:15AM.
    • Click for information & to register.
  • Website: www.stlukesct.org
  • Contact Information: Connect with our Admissions Team! | admissions@stlukesct.org | 203-801-4833

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

  • About our program: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School is a fully accredited elementary/middle school with approximately 350 students in Pre-K – 8th grade, with two classrooms per grade. The school provides an environment rich in academic, spiritual and emotional learning. The curriculum consists of a basic course load designed to provide an effective foundation for higher learning. With a strong focus on language arts, math, and science, the curriculum also integrates religion, humanities, history, and foreign languages into the daily routine.
  • Open House: Open houses are typically in the fall, so stay tuned!
  • Website: https://www.stasonline.net/
  • Contact: Barbara Turner, Director of Admissions – (203)-255-0556 x225 / Barbara.turner@stasonline.net

Villa Maria School

  • About Villa Maria: For almost 50 years the Villa Maria School has been home to a smart and creative community of students who have otherwise struggled in traditional school settings. Our students have been identified as having language processing disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities and/or executive functioning difficulties. Villa Maria is designed to be a small, understanding and safe place to do uncomfortable work. We are dedicated to helping our students realize their full potential by encouraging meaningful relationships and promoting life-long learning through skill development.
  • Open House Info: Virtual Open House on October 21st @ 9AM. Register here!
    • Campus tours are available by appointment.
       
  • Website: http://villamariaschool.org/
  • Contact: For more information, call (203) 322-5886 x104 or email info@villamariaschool.org

The Whitby School

  • About Whitby: Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a co-educational independent school that provides educational continuity for children 18 months through Grade 8 in the Fairfield-Westchester area. The premier Whitby Montessori Children’s House three-year program and the highly-recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Grades 1-8 form the foundation that empowers Whitby students to think creatively and critically, preparing them as life-long learners and global citizens.
  • Open House Info: For more information please call (203) 302-3900, email admissions@whitbyschool.org, or visit the website, here.
  • Website: whitbyschool.org/explore
  • Contact: For more information, call (203) 302-3900

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