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203-329-8815

Navigating the public and private school system


Your Guide to Greenwich Preschools
2020


Whitby’s Children’s House Program
(18 months – 5 years)

Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision. Whitby is a co-educational independent school that provides educational continuity for children 18 months through Grade 8. The premier Whitby Montessori Children’s House program (with a 60+ year history) includes Stepping Stones for the youngest students and transitions to Primary for 3-5 years olds. WMCH 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. Whitby is located in Greenwich, Connecticut on a beautiful 30-acre campus.

Schedule a private tour HERE!

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Bridges

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 2020 Meetings for parents
45 minute tour.  Without children, please.
Saturday October 3rd at 9 am and 11 am
Saturday October 10th at 9 am and 11 am

RSVP to Frederica at frederica@bridgesschool.org

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Christ Church Nursery School

CCNS is proud to offer a learning community that values children’s ideas, protects the playfulness of early childhood, and engages families in their child’s early education. Our large outdoor campus and spacious classrooms offer beautiful and engaging environments for meaningful play and learning. We are currently enrolling for the 2021-22 school year! To schedule a tour, contact us at (203) 869-5334 or via email at jpurdy@christchurchgreenwich.org.

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First Church Preschool
Learning Through Caring ~ For Ourselves, Each Other & Our Earth
First Church Preschool School-Year Program for kids ages 2 – 5 years!

Children are cared for and supported in exploring a wide range of topics of interest through experiences and activities that stimulate their development.  They develop socially and emotionally by gaining self-knowledge and insights in caring for others.  Our state of the art Nature Classroom provides endless opportunities for exploration and discovery of the wonders of the natural world.

First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich
203-637-5430
www.firstchurchpreschool.org
Call now to schedule a visit 203.637.5430!
 

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School teachers are passionate about inspiring your children! They value their community of joyful children, nurturing teachers and supportive families. They have a rolling admissions process and enroll children on a first come, first served basis beginning October 30, 2020. Complete an application HERE

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

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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.

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KING SCHOOL
When young learners see education as a place to experiment, create, construct, and connect, they develop a more expansive mindset about what school can offer them. They experience education as a path of discovery, understanding, wonder, and joy. These ideas are grounded in the Reggio-Emilia inspired, project-based philosophy practiced at King School. They encourage PreKindergarten and Kindergarten learners to collaboratively explore intentionally created vibrant classroom spaces where children are actively engaged in the process of learning from the earliest ages.

Learn more on November 3 at 9:00 a.m. for King’s Early Childhood webinar and join us for our all-school virtual Open House on November 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register today!

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Little Friends

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.

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Putnam Indian Field School’s mission is to inspire confidence, curiosity, creativity and a sense of community in every child we teach. PIFS is an independent, co-educational preschool for toddlers through pre-K. Putnam Indian Field School has been the premier early childhood program in the Greenwich area for more than 40 years. Rooted in a play-based, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, it provides children with an outstanding first school experience and a love of learning.

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Round Hill Nursery School (“RHNS”) is an independent nursery school located in the backcountry of Greenwich for over 70 years, offering a comprehensive learning experience, beginning at age 2 through Pre-K. The Curriculum at RHNS offers children experiences which encourage growth in social, physical, cognitive and creative areas. Activities which focus on gross and fine motor skills, language development, pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills, the creative arts and social and emotional growth are the emphasis of our program.

Contact them today to learn more about this special community. Round Hill Nursery School is a magical place where you will feel welcome and your children will thrive. Come “see” what they’re are all about!
203 869 4910
@roundhillnurseryschool

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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. Their program provides rich learning experiences in phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, number sense, and fine and gross motor development. They are 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.

Sacred Heart Greenwich
@shgreenwich
Barat Center Virtual Open House
Tuesday, October 27
9:30am

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Sound Beach Day School is a private progressive program influenced by the Reggio Emilia and Project Approach Philosophies of teaching.

They educate children from 20 months to 5-years old, offering half and full-day programs. Class size is small to enable project-based and individualized learning experience taught by a highly educated staff.
Private or virtual tours are offered and they encourage a visit to the website for more information.
www.soundbeachdayschool.com
(203) 569-7545

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St. Saviour’s Church Nursery School
350 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 06870
203-698-1303

St. Saviour’s is a place of exploration, inquiry, discovery, and joy. For nearly 50 years, we 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, we prepare our students to be confident problem-solvers, creative collaborators, and strong communicators––eager and well-equipped for a lifetime of learning. Our program is also committed to providing a safe environment for your child.

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.

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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 the 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 david.cohen@templesholom.com.

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The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality Montessori child care for children 6 weeks to 6 years old.
info@thenurtury-montessori.com
914-632-6200

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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.
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Call Anna Gruseke at 203-869-8388 to schedule a private tour that will follow current safety and distancing protocols

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YWCA Greenwich Preschool
Safety begins at drop off at YWCA Greenwich! Preschoolers are escorted by staff from car to classroom where protocols are in place to ensure a safe day for both staff and children alike. Daily temperature checks, rotating sanitizing schedules, small class sizes (10 or less), and designated areas for children, toys, and materials are just some of the steps they’ve put in place to ensure a safe learning experience. Ready to learn more? Visit ywcagreenwich.org/preschool.

They are currently enrolling for their Afterschool program! Limited slots available.
They provide a variety of activities that entertain and stimulate the social, physical and academic growth of children. The Kaleidoscope Program is for children in grades K–5 and The Hub is for middle schoolers.

-Small Groups (14 children or less)
-Cohorts organized by school
-Transportation from most schools
-Extended payment plans

For more information, visit ywcagreenwich.org/after-school

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Private Schools in Greenwich, CT

 

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

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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 PreK-Grade 12 education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.

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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 Schoolthey 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.

Call: (203) 329-8815
Email: tcs@childrensschool.org
Website: www.childrensschool.org 

 

New Canaan Country School

Fusion Academy is a private accredited middle and high school for grades 6th-12th. We 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. Our school is open year-round and we enroll on a rolling basis.

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.

 

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

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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.

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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. and Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. PK-4 – Grade 8 – Appointments are now available for Lower School tours!

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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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