Private Schools In and Around Fairfield County
Fairfield County parents have many options for educating their kids. This is our private education highlight page.
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Schools that associate academic rigor with test taking, hours of homework, and rote memorization of facts are preparing students for success in the last century. A Whitby education is about allowing students to define success on their own terms by inspiring their love of learning, broadening their sense of responsibility, developing their critical thinking skills and empowering them to take action in a global community. Check out Whitby’s videos for their Children’s House (18 mo – Kindergarten), Lower School (grades 1-4) and Upper School (grades 5-8) to see more about what life and learning at Whitby School is like, then make an appointment for a tour.
The Long Ridge School
Founded in 1938, The Long Ridge School is an independent pre-school through elementary school serving children two years old through Grade 5 in North Stamford. The Long Ridge School is a diverse community where children experience the joy of learning in small groups taught by experienced, caring teachers. The curriculum provides challenging, theme-based, hands-on learning experiences. The program includes classes in science, art, music, physical education and Spanish. Children are respected as individuals with innate curiosity and valued for their uniqueness, ideas and talents. Transportation for Stamford and NY residents (within 15 miles). Before and After School Care Options.
King School is a highly selective, PreKindergarten-Grade 12 co-ed, independent day school. Exceptional Faculty offer a challenging academic program rooted in a personalized approach to teaching and learning. Students thrive within a culture of integrity, kindness, perseverance, and respect. Our graduates succeed in the top colleges and universities and pursue lives of ongoing inquiry and accomplishment.
Rippowam Cisqua School
Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in PreKindergarten through Grade 9 students. Parents are drawn to RCS because of its unique ability to stretch, challenge and lift young minds. Strong student/teacher relationships are supported by small class sizes, flexible learning spaces, and an immersive curriculum that integrates academics, arts, athletics, wellness, and innovation.
By cultivating their imagination through academic play, exploration, and discovery, students engage in joyful learning experiences that spark their intellectual curiosity and personal growth. Graduates emerge as independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders who respect and contribute meaningfully to a diverse and increasingly complex global society.
Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4): 325 West Patent Road, Mount Kisco NY 10549
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9) 439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford NY 10506