Welcome to the 2019 Living Greenwich Independent School Guide - a trusted resource for Greenwich-area parents seeking in-depth information on the best independent schools and programs available for their children.
What are some of the benefits of choosing an independent school?
There is a wide diversity among independent schools, allowing you to find a school with an innovative and exciting curriculum that is an excellent fit for your child. Whether co-ed or single sex, day school or boarding school, religious or not religiously affiliated, each independent school is driven by its own unique philosophy, values, and approach to teaching.
Independent schools have high academic standards, nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning. Outside of the the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in school-sponsored athletic endeavors, artistic pursuits, and leadership experiences.
Independent schools attract exceptional teachers who usually teach in their areas of expertise and are passionate about developing a full understanding of each student’s learning style, interests, and motivation. Plus class sizes tend to be smaller and low student/teacher ratios foster valuable connections between instructors and students.
Independent schools also cultivate an environment of regular (and open) communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals.
Where to begin? Take the time to mindfully peruse our 2019 selection of Independent Schools. The respected institutions showcased here are certain to open your mind to the wide array of curricula, opportunities, benefits, and possibilities available to families who choose to begin their child on path towards the superior educational programs these Independent Schools have developed. We strongly suggest taking the time to read the full details for each Independent School - and clicking through to their actual websites - in order to get an informed sense as to the actual spectrum of academic offerings and extracurricular activities furnished by each featured listing.
Note: Featured image above courtesy of School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY | Educating Young Women of Conscience and Action
Independent School Directory
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- Choate Rosemary Hall | Wallingford, CT | This is where amazing things begin.
- German International School New York
- Iona Preparatory School | Discover The Iona Prep Difference
- School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY | Educating Young Women of Conscience and Action
- Saint Andrew’s School | Boca Raton, Florida | Mind, Body, Spirit
- Winston Preparatory School - Individualized Education For Students with Learning Differences
Independent School Showcase
This is where amazing things begin. Where anything is possible. At Choate, you will work hard to develop your talents to the fullest. And along the way, you will discover new paths and possibilities. We are excited for you to be a part of this journey. Come find the path that is right for you.
Our students stand out for their desire and drive for knowledge, their passion, their creativity, their energy, and their commitment to service. Along the way, our students are guided by passionate educators who are excited about their craft and who are energized by what they do every day. Choate is a place where, if you have a great idea, you can find the resources and a kindred spirit to help you bring your idea to fruition.
Over the past 126 years we have had the privilege of knowing and nurturing over 17,000 graduates, and they’ve made us proud of the remarkable and distinctive lives they’ve chosen to live. Choate alumni are leaders, innovators, catalysts, and true originals. Their unique way of seeing the world reflects our focus on the Life of the Mind: we aim to foster critical and independent thinking, deep intellectual curiosity, exploration, and a lifelong love of learning in everything we do.
Founded in 1980, German International School New York (GISNY) is a private, non-profit, international school beautifully located on 20 acres of land in Westchester County, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City and 15 minutes south of Greenwich, Connecticut.
GISNY offers a distinctive German/English bilingual, multicultural approach to teaching and learning for students from Pre-K through Grade 12.
The German and American curricula are united in an open, supportive environment that promotes personal growth, independence, and teamwork. Small class sizes allow our teachers to pay close personal attention to each student, thereby helping them to achieve their potential and encouraging them to develop into curious, analytical, and conscientious global citizens.
Iona Preparatory is the area’s only all-boys, PK4-12 Catholic school.
With a 102-year tradition of academic excellence, Iona Prep develops young men into moral and ethical leaders who are dedicated to Christian service and who strive for spiritual, intellectual and physical excellence beginning as early as age 4.
For more than 100 years, Iona Prep has been committed to academic excellence, providing an education that empowers young men to become thoughtful, committed leaders who succeed in college and beyond.
An Iona Prep education is one of the best investments you can make for your son’s development.
School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY, is an all-girls, Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for grades 5-12.
Every day at Holy Child we aim to engage our girls in an education that will shape who they are for the rest of their lives. Every project, opportunity, and experience is thoughtfully curated to help develop young women of conscience and action who will "meet the wants of the age."
"As the barriers of a typical classroom come tumbling down, students are better able to connect their learning to practical, real-world applications outside of the classroom."
Melissa Dan, Ed.S. Head of School
Saint Andrew’s School is a nationally recognized junior kindergarten (pre-k) through grade 12, day and boarding, college preparatory school in Boca Raton, Florida, in southern Palm Beach County.
We offer a rigorous, private school curriculum that fosters creative thinking, opportunities to achieve balance, and experiences that build strong character. We are delighted to serve students from over 40 countries.
Saint Andrew’s has developed a top college preparatory curriculum, which includes Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Our students in grades Pre-K-12 are challenged to think critically and solve problems through a caring and world-class faculty, while they learn in a collaborative environment safe for risk-taking.
Winston Preparatory School (WPS) is an innovative day school (with campuses in Norwalk, CT; Whippany, NJ; New York City; and Dix Hills, NY) for students in the 4th through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties.
At WPS, their unique model of education for the individual provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. They do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and continually refines this program based on individual progress, while building a powerful sense of community. They call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student's specific learning profile, including their strengths and potential.