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

All Saints Catholic School

  • About our program: Searching for the perfect educational fit for your child? Come for a tour and experience everything that All Saints has to offer. You’ll find a community rich in personal growth, where academics and structure are balanced with a caring environment. From our nurturing Pre-K program to our unique STEAM education and robotics classes, to our rigorous academics and advanced classes in middle school, our arts, music and drama programs, your child will build a foundation for life. To pre-register for this event, click here. 
  • Open House Info: All Saints Upcoming Open Houses:
    • Sunday, January 27th, 12-2pm
    • Monday, January 28th, 9-10am
  • Website: www.allsaintsnorwalk.com
  • Contact: Mrs. Denise Vuoso, Admissions Director – admissions@allsaintsnorwalk.com / (203)847-3881

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:
  • Website: gfacademy.org
  • Contact: Ann Miller, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid – (203)-256-7525 / amiller@gfacademy.org
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Hamden Hall Country Day School

  • About Hamden Hall:  A PreSchool through Grade 12 day school that fosters the individual growth of every student. The Hamden Hall Experience starts with academic excellence as enhanced by our dynamic learning environment and nurtured by our esteemed faculty. We care about our students and the kinds of people they become after graduation.
  • Open House / Tours: We host monthly Morning Coffee and Campus Tours events for prospective families.  The following are the upcoming visiting dates for the 2019-2020 school year:
    • Thursday, Nov. 14 / 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 12 / 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 23 / 9-10:30 a.m. (Snow Date Jan. 30)
    • Thursday, Feb. 20 / 9-10:30 a.m. (Snow Date Feb. 27)
    • Thursday, April 9 / 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, May 14 / 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Website: www.hamdenhall.org
  • Contact: Director of Admissions, Janet Izzo: (203)-752-2610 / jizzo@hamdenhall.org

Hopkins School

  • About Hopkins: Hopkins School is a Grade 7-12, coeducational day school, in New Haven, Connecticut. Celebrating more than 360 years of academic excellence, Hopkins provides high-achieving, curious and motivated students the opportunity to inspire and challenge one another in the collective pursuit of learning.
  • Open House: We will be hosting a virtual Open House in October. Please complete an inquiry form or call us at (203) 397-1001 ext. 211 for details on the event.
  • Website: www.hopkins.edu
  • Contact:Admissions Office, Hopkins School (203)397-1001, ext. 211 or email admission@hopkins.edu
Hopkins encourages prospective students and their families to learn as much as they can about Hopkins curriculum, student life and community. For Fall, 2020, given the COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to the health and safety of our current students, faculty and staff things that you may typically expect during the fall, such as campus tours, on-campus interviews and school visit days may not be available in their usual format. Our Virtual Admission Center, found on our website, will be home to student-led tours, a variety of webinars on curriculum and school life and we are offering all prospective families an opportunity to meet with our Admission Team via Zoom, Chat and/or telephone.
 
As we work through these challenging times, please know that we are committed to working together to make the admission experience as seamless as possible for you. If you are experiencing extenuating circumstances as a result of COVID-19 that would make completion of one or more of the requirements difficult, please reach out to us so that we discuss alternatives. You can call us at (203) 397-1001 ext. 211 or email at admission@hopkins.edu.

The King School

  • About The King School: Begin your academic journey in the King Lower School where our excellent, caring Faculty help students develop a foundation of skills vital for future learning and success. Faculty are deeply committed to King’s approach to teaching and learning. We believe knowing students well is crucial for learning, because students who feel known and understood are more likely to engage fully.
  • Open Houses: Visiting campus is the best way to get to know King School’s Faculty, programs, facilities, and most importantly, our students.
  • Website: https://www.kingschoolct.org
  • Contact: Email admission@kingschoolct.org for more information 

New Canaan Country School

  • About our program: New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (age 3) through grade 9. Located on a 75-acre campus in New Canaan, the school provides transportation for families living throughout the region. For more information about the school, please visit www.countryschool.net.
  • Open House Info: 
    • To register or for more information: www.countryschool.net/visit
    • Coffee In the Commons – Thursdays, 9-10 am. Prospective parents are invited to join us Thursdays this fall for an informational session – ask questions and get a tour of campus. Drop-ins welcome! For more information: www.countryschool.net/visit 
  • Website: www.countryschool.net
  • Contact: Pamela Safford, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid – Admissioninfo@countryschool.net / (203) 801-5608

Ridgefield Academy

  • About our program: Ridgefield Academy is a Preschool – Grade 8 program by design. Students engage in substantive academics that foster joyful learning within a supportive and vibrant learning community. They benefits from small class sizes, individual attention, and a culture that encourages them to take risks and speak their mind.  An intellectually inspiring curriculum ensures that students engage in learning that is both comprehensive and meaningful to their lives. At RA, your child will benefit from teachers and curriculum that are positioned to deliver in any learning scenario
  • Open House Info & Tours: Families are invited to learn more by contacting Associate Head of School, Dave Suter at 201-894-1800 x112 for a tour or to sign up for a virtual Open House.
  • Website: www.ridgefieldacademy.org
  • Contact: Associate Head of School, Dave Suter – dsuter@ridgefieldacademy.org/ (203)894-1800 x112

Saint Aloysius School (New Canaan)

  • About our program: St. Aloysius School is co-educational Kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic school located in downtown New Canaan.  We educate the whole child – mind, heart, and soul – by providing a welcoming and nurturing environment with a strong commitment to academic excellence and to serving the community.  We have a highly dedicated faculty and staff as well as respectful, hardworking, and talented students. As a small school, we offer a lower student to teacher ratio, individualized attention, and personalized learning plans tailored to each student.  We have a strong STEM program in our middle school (winning the CT State Science Fair twice in recent years) and commitment to the arts. Our students graduate spiritually and academically prepared to face the challenges of high school and beyond. St. A’s is a community.  Our families are actively engaged in school life through our parent association which fosters our sense of community through 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, who wish to contribute to the community and be nourished by it.
  • Learn More About Us: We hold several weekday Admissions Morning Meet & Greet events throughout the year to give a richer view of our school in action.  During this time, our Meet & Greets have been temporarily put on hold.  Please contact our Director of Admissions directly for a personalized look at St. A’s.
  • Website: www.sasncct.org 
  • Contact: Mrs. Marybeth Nisco, Director of Admissions, admissions@sasncct.org, (203)966-0786, ext. 109
     

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

St. Thomas Day School

  • About our program: St. Thomas’s Day School is a diverse co-educational independent day school serving children from Kindergarten through grade six that is rooted in both character education and academic rigor.  A St. Thomas’s Day School education is a transformative experience. Our students become respectful, responsible and confident individuals who believe they can make a difference in the world.
  • Open House:Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 -4:00 pm 
  • Website: www.stthomasday.org
  • Contact: Katie Patterson – Email admissions@stthomasday.org or call (203)776-2123

The Unquowa School

  • About Unquowa: At The Unquowa School, we prepare students with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world. Through a robust, interdisciplinary and collaborative program, we emphasize learning by doing which develops students into strong, creative, independent thinkers.
  • Open House Info: We hold “Take a Look Days”, our group tours that give visitors the opportunity to come to our assembly, meet current Unquowa students and parents and tour the school, throughout the year. More info can be found here: https://unquowa.org/visit-unquowa/
  • Website: unquowa.org
  • Contact: Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions – (203)367-3151 / Joanne.Karow@unquowa.org

The Whitby School

  • About Whitby: Since 1958,Whitby’s teachers have gone the extra mile to ensure that every child is seen, valued and understood. Today and for the next 60 years, that same commitment will remain at the heart of every Whitby classroom, keeping every conversation focused on what is most important – your child.
  • Open House Info: On Tuesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 17th, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners are invited to Whitby’s campus for a morning filled with hands-on activities and exploration. Learn more at whitbyschool.org/explore
  • Website: whitbyschool.org/explore
  • Contact: For more information, call (203)869-8464 

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