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Preschools in Greenwich, CT

Whitby’s Children’s House Program
(18 months – 5 years)
Whitby’s Children’s House program has been a pioneer in early childhood education since its founding in 1958. Classrooms are intentionally designed to support children’s growth and ignite their passion for learning at a time when they are developing the most.

Register for one of our fall admission events at





Bridges will help you and your children to cross the first bridge from home to school and to build so many more. Bridges has provided a valuable education to our community for over 30 years. Parents and teachers work together to create an attentive environment that is responsive to the needs of young learners and their families.

Fall 2019 Meetings for parents
(without children, please)
October 3: 4:00 – 5:00pm
October 10: 4:00 – 5:00pm
October 16: 9:30 –10:30am




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.

King School is a Pre-K-12 independent school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties.





First Presbyterian Church Nursery School teachers are passionate about inspiring your children! They value their community of joyful children, nurturing teachers and supportive families. Complete an application HERE

Take a tour! You will see for yourself that First Presby is a truly loving and nurturing place to learn.
Sign up for a tour HERE



The Barat Center for Early Childhood Education is a special place on the Sacred Heart Greenwich campus. We invite prospective parents to spend the morning in Barat Center as you shadow our three-to-five year old boys and girls. During this interactive experience, you will learn about our enhanced Early Childhood curriculum, meet Head of Lower School and Barat Center faculty, and experience first-hand the learning environment and family-friendly atmosphere created to honor our young learners!
Barat Center Open House
Friday, November 15



Putnam Indian Field School provides an early childhood educational experience that will ignite a love of learning and inspire children to:

Be creative and critical thinkers

Have a positive self-image
Bravely take risks
Embrace diversity
Feel responsible for themselves and their world
Be good friends



The Preschool is an independent, non-sectarian preschool for children ages 2 through 5 centrally located on 5 acres in Greenwich.
The Preschool’s mission is to provide a warm and creative atmosphere to foster young children’s social, emotional and intellectual growth through a child- centered curriculum.

Call Anna Gruseke at (203) 869-8388 to schedule a parent tour of the campus and classrooms.



Round Hill Nursery School is an independent nursery school located in the backcountry of Greenwich for over 70 years, offering a comprehensive learning experience for toddlers through Pre-K. The curriculum at Round Hill Nursery School offers children experiences which encourage growth in social, physical, cognitive and creative areas.

Take a tour at the upcoming Open House on Friday, September 27th from 9:30-11am. You’ll have the opportunity to meet their Director, Catherine Neiswonger, current parents and see the students and teachers in action. To RSVP or for more information, contact or visit us at



Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is a place where learning and discovery begin! They offer a one-of-a-kind educational experience for families with children as young as six weeks old through pre-school, with both full/part-day options available. Children enjoy learning in our STEAM Lab, Gymnastics Studio, Animal Discovery Room, and unique outdoor playspaces. Their teachers and staff are experienced and professional, and support an individualized approach to education and care. While guided by Jewish values, they welcome families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

To schedule a tour, contact David Cohen, Director of Schools, at 203-622-8121 or



Christ Church Nursery School
Learning through play is at the heart of the CCNS experience. Their curriculum, inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, builds upon children’s natural curiosity and interests. In-depth project work encourages children to be active participants in their learning and to develop the skills needed to explore their ideas, interests and questions in a meaningful way.


– Awaken Curiosity

– Inspire Learning
– Challenge Thinking

Call (203) 869-5334 or Email for a private tour today!



Little Friends is an independent, year round early childhood program for children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. Their play-based, child centered program fosters children’s individual development within a warm, nurturing and happy community.


First Church Preschool Open Enrollment for the 2020 – 2021 school year begins on October 1st.  Open House Tours are Thursday, October 17th at 9:45 am and Thursday, October 24th at 9:45 am and 7 pm.

Call now to schedule a visit 203.637.5430 and see their Nature Classroom!



St. Saviour’s Church Nursery School
350 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Open House for 2020-2021 registration
Thursday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m.

St. Saviour’s is a place of exploration, inquiry, discovery, and joy. For nearly 50 years, they have been committed to knowing each child’s individual interests, strengths, and challenges in order to foster optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development. Through a literature-based curriculum focused on project-based experiences, they prepare our students to be confident problem-solvers, creative collaborators, and strong communicators––eager and well-equipped for a lifetime of learning.

A co-educational, independent preschool located in Old Greenwich, CT, St. Saviour’s offers part-day programs for two, three, four, and five-year-old children, and is accredited by the NAEYC.



Chabad of Greenwich promises you that every day your child will learn something.
Some days they will bring it home in their hands.
Some days they will bring it home in their heads.
And some days they will bring it home in their hearts.

Please find the registration form here.



Greenwich Christian Preschool is a non-denominational preschool that is open to all children regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, and we are located on a beautiful 5 acre campus. They offer a high quality preschool program in a loving atmosphere with experienced and qualified teachers, a low student/teacher ratio and an environment that is designed to nurture and encourage learning.

Greenwich Christian Preschool has rolling enrollment during the year. Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in November.


The YMCA of Greenwich offers Preschool and Childcare at the Y Early Learning Center located in the heart of Chickahominy. Come by for a tour to see our bright, spacious classrooms full of robust learning experiences and lots of smiling faces!

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YWCA Greenwich Steven & Alexandra Cohen Preschool for ages 15 months to 5 years, offers a 10-
month program and is the only area preschool that includes six additional classes in Gymnastics, Music,
Spanish, Swimming, Yoga and a monthly visit from Stamford Nature Center. At the school’s new state-
of-the-art STEAM Lab teachers take an imaginative and creative approach to encourage critical thinking
for all age groups.



A Loving and Creative Environment

Beginnings through Be4k programs (early 2’s through 5)
St. Paul’s Day School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  We foster the growth and development of each child academically, socially and spiritually.  By encouraging children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder, we provide a foundation for a lifelong joy of learning. We offer flexible extended day lunch programs and enrichments in art, science, spanish and cooking.

We would love to meet you and introduce our new director, Lisa Adorno.  For more information visit us at or call (203) 637-3503 or come to an information session: October 3 10:30-11:30, October 19 9:30-10:30 or November 16 9:30-10:30



Sound Beach Day School is a private program inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Project Approach model of teaching.
Full and half day programs available.

Please call or email for a private tour.
Lee Longo
Sound Beach Day School
(203) 569-7545








Private Schools in Greenwich, CT

Sacred Heart Greenwich is an all-girls, independent Catholic school for children ages three through grade 12. Join us for our Open House to learn how an educational environment rooted in faith, community, intellect, justice and growth inspires future global leaders. The Open House program is designed to help you learn about the Sacred Heart experience through curriculum exploration, student led campus tours, and question and answer sessions led by division heads.

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


The Long Ridge School is an independent, co-educational nursery and elementary school located on 14 woodland acres in Northern Stamford, Connecticut. The School enrolls children two years old through grade five, drawn from many local Connecticut and New York towns.

Address: 478 Erskine Road, Stamford, CT 06903


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.



Fusion is much more than an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 – it’s a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student and create opportunities for emotional and social growth



Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in PreKindergarten through Grade 9 students so they believe in their infinite abilities, lead with the skills to bring their ideas to life, and enter the world knowing their futures are limitless.








Browns Educational Academic Summer Programs
Address: 19 East Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 661-2483

Browns Educational Academic Summer Programs offer flexible scheduling with our experienced educators, to ensure your child enters the new school year with success. Teachers keep summer sessions creative and engaging, while meeting the students’ needs. We offer support and enrichment for students with academic tutoring for students K-12 in all subject areas and test preparation for private school admissions ISEE/SSAT and college admissions ACT/SAT. In addition, we offer Private School Placement Services and guidance with all aspects of the College Process.


Ready for School
Sally McCauley
Location: Your home or local library
(203) 260-9073

YWCA Greenwich After-School Programs

YWCA Greenwich Kaleidoscope After-School for girls & boys, Kindergarten to 5 th grade
combines homework, enrichment and sports to build on classroom learning, while having fun.
Well-supervised activities include STEAM Lab, Computer Coding, Zaniac and 20 other activities
to keep children occupied and safe in a friendly environment.


YW Hub is a perfect hangout for middle school girls and boys. The program allows students to be with friends, share ideas, get help with homework and participate in extracurricular activities and sports.  Counselors who are specially trained to relate to this age group guide students through activities and can be an ear for those who want to talk about what to expect in high school.


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