Education Resources

Connecticut Parent Magazine strives to provide the best education options for parents, as well as cover the issues that are affecting our children in the classroom. Articles cover topics across the spectrum, including educational philosophies, how to improve study habits and dealing with a learning disability. One of our most valuable features is our monthly focus on Independent Schools in Connecticut. This culminates with our annual Education Resource Guide, which showcases independent elementary and secondary schools.

Below is a selection of outstanding independent & magnet schools throughout Connecticut, divided by region. 

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By County

Fairfield County

 

Easton Country Day School

660 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612
www.EastonCountryDay.org
203-268-5530
ECDS, grades PreK-12, offers rigorous academics shaped to the individual, in an environment that encourages accomplishment, responsibility and kindness. Our high school allows students to proceed at their own pace, and participate in creating their own curriculum.

Fraser Woods Montessori School

173 S. Main St. (Rte. 25), Newtown, CT 06470
www.fraserwoods.com
203-426-3390
15 months-8th grade. Mixed age classrooms. Challenging, individualized curriculum cultivates respect, responsibility, values, confidence and lifelong love of learning. FT/PT, before/after school, summer program. Founded in 1968 as Newtown Montessori School.

King School

1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905
www.kingschoolct.org
203-322-3496
King School opens minds and sparks courageous thinking.  Students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.  Join us on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. for Coffee & Conversation followed by a campus tour.

The Long Ridge School

478 Erskine Road, Stamford, CT 06903
www.longridgeschool.org
203-322-7693
The Long Ridge School provides a joyful learning experience for 2-year-olds through Grade 5. Classes in theme-based studies focus on literature, math, art, nature and science, including classes in music, technology, physical education and Spanish.

The Montessori School

Lisa Potter, Head of School

34 Whipple Road

(203) 834-0440

www.themontessorischool.com

An accredited Montessori school (14 mos.-8th grade) fostering respect, independence and social responsibility. A large campus with small classes and highly trained teachers, offering an experiential, individualized and academically rigorous approach within a creative, diverse and nurturing culture.

Ridgefield Academy

223 West Mountain Road, Ridgefield, CT  06877
(203) 894-1800 x112
www.ridgefieldacademy.org
Substantive, engaging academics.  Teachers are prepared to inspire & challenge your child in any teaching scenario.  Classroom technology for parallel learning offers a single experience with multiple ways to participate.  Students can join in-person classes while they are remote.

St Joseph High School

2320 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
www.sjcadets.org
203-378-9378
St Joseph High School is an independent, Catholic college preparatory community that educates and motivates young men and women to live purposeful lives as ethical leaders committed to the common good of all.

Whitby School

969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06831
www.whitbyschool.org
203-302-3900
Montessori (18 mos - Kindergarten) International Baccalaureate (Grade 1 -8). Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.

Winston Preparatory School

57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851
www.winstonprep.edu
203-229-0465
An innovative day school for students in the 4th through 12th grades with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities and executive functioning difficulties. To attend an Open House, visit www.winstonprep.edu/apply-now.

Wooster School

91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06810
www.woosterschool.org
203-830-3916
Wooster School: we are making thinking visible and minding what matters.  Wooster School is a 4th through 12th grade, co-educational college preparatory, independent day school, on a 127-acre campus, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Greater Hartford

 

Ben Bronz Academy

11 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117
www.benbronzacademy.org
860-236-5807
For bright dyslexic or learning disabled children, grades 2-12. Students become competent problem-solvers, effective communicators and independent learners. Our goal is to return students to public and private schools in their own communities quickly.

Farmington Valley Academy Montessori

150 Fisher Drive, Avon, CT 06001
www.fvamontessori.org
860-677-2403
Educating children 15 months through 8th grade. 21st century Montessori education that prepares each child to work to their full potential, while simultaneously preserving in each student self confidence, independence and a lifelong love of learning.

Talcott Mountain Academy

324 Montevideo Drive, Avon, CT 06001
www.talcottacademy.org
860-677-0035
CT's premier independent school for gifted & talented in grades K-8. Talcott Mountain is a unique learning community with a robust, fully-integrated curriculum that fosters students' intellectual and creative talents. We empower students to invent their future.

Greater New Haven

Cold Spring School

263 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513
www.coldspringschool.org
203-787-1584
Educating creative, self-confident thinkers, grades preschool-6. Innovative learning environment is responsive to children's natural love of learning, their need to achieve strong academic skills and become part of a socially committed community.

CT Experiential (CELC) Middle School

28 School Street, Branford, CT 06405

www.CTExperiental.org

203-433-4658

Middles School Specialists, small class sizes, personalized instruction, robust academics.  Selected fourth grade students through eighth grade.  Contact maddm@CTExperiential.org or call 203.433.4658 for more information.  Visit CTExperiential.org.

Hamden Hall Country Day School
1108 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
www.hamdenhall.org
203-752-2610
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.

St. Thomas's Day School

830 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
www.stthomasday.org
203-776-2123
A K-6 independent day school that combines academic excellence with a strong sense of community. St. Thomas's motivates students of diverse faiths and backgrounds to become independent thinkers who appreciate, serve and understand others.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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