Navigating the public and private school system
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 whitbyschool.org/visitus2019
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
Safety begins at drop off at YWCA Greenwich! Our 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 we’ve put in place to ensure a safe learning experience. Ready to learn more? Visit ywcagreenwich.org/preschool.
We are currently enrolling for our Afterschool program! Limited slots available. We 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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.rhns.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Please contact us at sscns.org regarding registration for the 2020-2021 school year.
Virtual Tours and dates for a Zoom Q & A will be available on October 15th for Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
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.
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!
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 spdsriverside.org 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.
Sound Beach Day School
- Bridges School
- Christ Church Nursery School
- Cos Cob PK (Cos Cob)
- First Church Preschool
- Hilltop Preschool
- Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich
- Greenwich Christian Preschool
- Putnam Indian Field School
- Round Hill Nursery School
- The Preschool at Second Congregational
- St Paul’s Day School PK (Riverside)
- St Catherine Early Childhood PK (Riverside)
- Greenwich Spanish School PK (Riverside)
- Children’s Center of Cos Cob PK (Cos Cob)
- Greenwich Kokusai Gakuen PK-K (Cos Cob)
- St Saviour’s Nursery School PK (Old Greenwich)
- Ogrcc N Mianus Child Care Center PK (Old Greenwich)
- Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School
- Little Friends Child Care and Early Education
- North Greenwich Nursery School
- Pat-A-Cake Preschool and Child Care Center
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Public Schools in Greenwich, CT
- Julian Curtiss School K-5
- New Lebanon PK-5
- North Street School PK-5
- Parkway School PK-5
- North Mianus K-5 (Riverside)
- Riverside School PK-5
- Cos Cob School PK-5 (Cos Cob)
- Old Greenwich School PK-5
- Central Middle 6-8
- Eastern Middle 6-8 (Riverside)
- Western Middle 6-8
- Greenwich High 9-12
- Glenville School
- Hamilton Avenue School
- International School of Dundee
Browns Educational Academic Summer Programs
Address: 19 East Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
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
Location: Your home or local library
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.