2020 Private School Guide - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Thank you to our sponsor, Betteridge!

Whether you’re still searching for the right school for your child this academic year or are beginning to think about next year, we know the decision can be a tough one and it ultimately comes down to choosing the best fit for your child.

To help you with your search, Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien and Stamford Moms have come together to create the 2020 Private School Guide sponsored by Betteridge.

Scroll down for information about schools in our area, what you need to know and where to go if you’d like to learn more.

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy


Located on a beautiful 13-acre campus in Northern Stamford, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy provides students in PreK through 12th grade a comprehensive STEAM-based education that encourages critical thinking, nurtures creative expression and builds self-esteem.

Their Judaic Studies program instills in them the Jewish values that serve them well on every step of life’s journey.

To see more about what back to school looks like at Bi-Cultural Hebrew School this fall, take a look at their video, here!

For more information, visit their website https://www.bcha-ct.org,
call (203) 329-2186 ext. 1310
or email [email protected].

Brunswick School


Brunswick School is increasingly dedicated to building in all of their students the habits that will nourish and fortify them for the rest of their lives.

For nearly 120 years, Brunswick has been defined and distinguished by its commitment “Courage, Honor, Truth.” At the same time, they never cease to balance that work with a truly forward-thinking reimagination of lives in a challenging and ever-changing world.

With an average class size of 12, Brunswick enjoys a vast amount of space in Greenwich, CT – the Upper, Middle and Lower/Pre Schools are spread out among 162 acres on three campuses.

For more information, visit join a virtual open house.
Register here.

Canterbury School

Canterbury is a college preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.

Founded in 1915 and guided by their Catholic heritage, Canterbury offers a transformative educational experience where students work within a rigorous academic program and develop the skills most essential to succeeding in college and life beyond. Equally as important, they inspire leadership in their students that is collaborative, grounded in moral and ethical values, and best demonstrated through service to others and a desire to improve our world. The stunning, 150-acre hilltop campus in Litchfield County offers a secure setting 1.5 hours from NYC and a three-minute walk to quaint downtown New Milford.

For more information, please visit www.cbury.org.

Catholic Academy of Stamford

The Catholic Academy of Stamford is a fully accredited Pre-K through 8th grade school providing academic excellence and faith based education to Stamford and our surrounding community.

There are limited available seats in limited grades.

For more information, please contact admissions,
(203) 322-6505

or [email protected].
Apply online at www.CasCt.org.

The Children’s School

For meaningful learning, children need to be known well and understood by their teachers. At The Children’s School, teachers are masters at creating a warm, orderly, and stimulating environment that both invites students to discover their interests, and satiates their curiosity, creative imagination, and hunger to learn.

In the classrooms at The Children’s School, 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 they are passionate about providing the gift of a good beginning, and instilling a lifelong love of learning.

For 55 years, the School has offered the best and brightest staff who, in combination with a unique pedagogical philosophy, serve the needs of the individual child, ages 3 to 8.

For more information, please call to schedule a tour,
go to www.childrensschool.org or call (203) 329-8815.

Eagle Hill School


Eagle Hill School develops life-changing academic skills, self-confidence, and character in students who have been diagnosed with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning disorder, ADHD, and auditory processing disorder.

For more information, please check eaglehillschool.org.

Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy is a private accredited middle and high school for grades 6th-12th

They 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.

The school is open year-round and enrolls on a rolling basis.

For more information, please attend a
Virtual Lunch with The Head of School
Wednesday, October 21st, noon – 1 p.m.

Register here. 

Greenwich Academy


A leader in all-girls education, Greenwich Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for students in grades pre-K through 12. Their rigorous academic program empowers students to be creative, inquisitive, and resourceful in every aspect of their learning under the guidance of a dedicated and talented faculty. Underpinning everything they do is a firm commitment to helping girls develop compassion, moral courage, and resilience, as embodied in our motto: Toward the Building of Character.

Rich co-curricular offerings enhance everyday learning at GA. Whether she’s writing for our award-winning literary magazine, working to cultivate new antibiotics, attending a conference on Kingian Non-Violence, or fashioning a costume for a musical production, a GA girl has the opportunity to identify her interests and explore them fully. The fine and performing arts are popular at every level, as are community service and social justice commitments. We are also proud of the strength of our athletic program, as well as the fact that girls of all skills levels can participate.

In GA’s Upper School, the Coordinate Program with their brother school, Brunswick, enables GA students to enroll in classes on both campuses and gives them access to a total of over 200 courses between the schools.

For more information please visit, greenwichacademy.org/admission.

Greenwich Catholic School


Greenwich Catholic School (GCS) is a close-knit, supportive community with rigorous academics, exceptional amenities, and supportive faculty, administration, and staff.

GCS is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 school year for students turning 3 years old through 8th grade.

For more information, please visit the admissions page of the GCS website, here.

King School

Begin your academic journey in the King Lower School where the 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. They believe knowing students well is crucial for learning, because students who feel known and understood are more likely to engage fully.

For more information, please check here!

The Long Ridge School

The Long Ridge School is an independent, co-educational elementary school (2 year olds/Preschool through Grade 5), located on a spectacular campus tucked away on 14 woodland acres in North Stamford, Connecticut.

The Long Ridge School is a small school by design, where children stay children longer and thrive in an environment created specifically for them. Long Ridge embraces gold-standard academic programs with a modern, collaborative, problem-solving approach, and the school is a diverse and globally inclusive community where every child is known as a unique individual and learning is an active, joyful experience.

For more information, please go to www.longridgeschool.org
or contact the Admissions Office, 
[email protected] or call (203) 322-7693
to set up a Virtual your and in-person Campus tour. 

New Canaan Country School

New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9 living in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Graduates excel at top day, boarding and public secondary schools and go on to lead lives of impact and purpose.

For more information, please visit countryschool.net.

Sacred Heart Greenwich

Preschool: The mission of the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education at Sacred Heart Greenwich is to honor the young child through an appreciation of their developmental and transitional needs. The program provides rich learning experiences in phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, number sense, and fine and gross motor development. Sacred Heart Greenwich is highly committed to immersing children in the natural world by using outdoor classroom experiences that highlight concepts and skills. Additionally, Barat Center introduces them to enriching offerings, such as world languages, art, music, and technology. 


K-12: Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school that offers a rigorous academic program that challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond. Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent, and compassionate global leaders. Faith, community, growth, intellect, justice: These criteria define the Sacred Heart Greenwich experience for each student.


For more information please visit, shgreenwich.org,
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

St. Aloysius School

St. Aloysius School is a co-educational Kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic school located in downtown New Canaan.
St. Aloysius School educates the whole child – mind, body, and soul – by providing a welcoming and nurturing environment with a strong commitment to academic excellence and to serving the community. As a small school, they offer a low student to teacher ratio, individualized attention, and personalized learning plans tailored to each student.

St. Aloysius School is fully accredited and has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2010) for “Outstanding Academic Achievement” in reading and mathematics. They welcome individuals of every race, religious belief, and national and ethnic origin, who wish to contribute to the community and be nourished by it.

For more information, please visit www.sasncct.org
or visit their Instagram and Facebook pages

St. Luke’s School


St. Luke’s is a secular private school for grades 5-12 located in New Canaan. 

Exploring new schools is exciting and overwhelming. You need to weigh so many factors to determine what’s best for your child. This has never been truer than during these trying times. That’s why we’re pleased to share that 94% of St. Luke’s parents were satisfied with St. Luke’s response to the crisis and campus closings.

St. Luke’s has never been better positioned to deliver a safe and meaningful experience for our students. We’d love to tell you more about our SLSReady plan for a safe return to school—offering families Choice (on campus and synchronous online classes), Flexibility (decide each day what feels right), and Consistency (the same weekly schedule no matter where you are).

If you have questions, we have answers!

Get all your family’s questions answered by an Admissions team with years of experience. We know choosing a school is a big decision and we’re here to share our knowledge about education, private school, and of course, St. Luke’s School.

We’d love to hear what’s on your mind—schedule a call with Admissions today! The whole family is welcome to join.

Find out how we were SLSReady to reopen safely while offering families choice, flexibility, and consistency
by joining an upcoming admission event.
To join, click here.

Whitby School


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.

For more information please call (203) 302-3900,
[email protected]
or visit the website, here.

IONA Preparatory


Join us for our fall VIRTUAL Open Houses Oct. 18 and 22, and see why our pandemic program is.

SAFE. Our PK4-to-8 Lower School is 100% in-seat thanks to ample space on our 11-acre, suburban campus, while our 9-12 Upper School is up to 50% in-seat on a 5-day cycle.

SEAMLESS. Prekindergarten through Grade 12, our Gaels don’t miss a beat using Google Classroom and Meet for the all-important live instruction that maximizes learning and minimizes risk.

SYNCHRONOUS. Our highly credentialed and capable faculty teach on two planes simultaneously, so your son receives the exact same instruction whether he is in-seat or virtual.

Grades 9-12 Virtual Open Houses
Sunday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

PK-4 – Grade 8
Appointments now available for Lower School tours!

For more information please call (914) 632 0714,
email [email protected]

or visit the website, here.

Easton Country Day School


Easton Country Day School’s Preschool & Daycare is called Little Phoenix.

Little Phoenix offers a comprehensive early childhood program providing exceptional, affordable care to children aged 6 weeks through 6 years.  Our programming incorporates  CT Early Learning and Developmental Standards with an emphasis on modeling/teaching respect for self, the environment, and others.  We offer a curriculum rich with fun and exciting hands-on experiences. The atmosphere here is safe and caring; we nurture each child’s ability to learn through play with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in and outside of the classroom.  Our goal is to encourage independence, individuality, creativity, and a positive self-image for every child in our care.

For more information, please call (203) 268-5073.

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