Private Schools In and Around Fairfield County
Fairfield County parents have many options for educating their kids. This is our private education highlight page.
View our Special Edition Fairfield County Private School Newsletter sent in November 2020.
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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.
At King School, we seek more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Every day, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence, as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.
At Marvelwood, students can be themselves, explore their passions, discover beyond their imagination, grow beyond their expectations, and achieve their own definition of exceptional. We are an intentionally small school community. We know our students–really know their intricacies and interests–and create individual approaches to their learning that will most deeply resonate, inspire, and engage.
Program Highlights include weekly community service, AP and honors-level classes, customized learning support program, Orton-Gillingham support for students with dyslexia, innovative, hands-on science, competitive athletics, outdoor adventures program, equestrian for all levels of riders, vibrant performing arts, year-round gardening, award-winning film and photography program and a partnership program with Mount Snow Academy.
The Children's School
For meaningful learning, children need to be known well and understood by their teachers. Our teachers are masters at creating a warm, orderly, and stimulating environment that invites students to discover their interests and satiates their curiosity, creative imagination, and hunger to learn. In our classrooms, students build foundational skills as they delight in music and art, movement and dance, and converse in basic Spanish. Respecting that the early years are the most important in a child's educational journey, at The Children's School we are passionate about providing the gift of a good beginning and instilling a lifelong love of learning. We invite you for a tour to learn first-hand how our skilled staff and unique pedagogical philosophy serve the needs of the individual child, ages 3 to 8.
Easton Country Day School
Easton Country Day School is a Pre-K through 12 college preparatory school seeking to enable students to develop their full academic, moral, creative and physical potential while fostering respect and loving-kindness. We promote excellence in individual academic achievement in the context of our motto "Responsibility, Integrity, Community - Praxis." We cultivate mutual respect and kindness, as well as civic responsibility, in a multicultural environment where we can encourage the development of accomplished, caring, and responsible human beings. Our high school offerings go from tutoring to college credit courses in a small and friendly environment where everyone knows your name.