Education Department 39 Locust Ave, New Canaan, CT06840 The Education Department is the central administrative office for the New Canaan Public Schools, which include the three…More elementary schools, middle school and high school. It houses the office of the Superintendent of Schools as well as the district's offices for human resources, curriculum development and assessment, finance and operations, food service, gifted education, special education, student transportation, and information and communication technology.
The school has 27 home rooms, and a playground that neighbors are welcome to use any time.
Principal Bunny Potts is a 23-year resident of New Canaan, and her kids went to East School. She describes the school as a family oriented place where "parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child's education."
The school provides many opportunities for student leadership, especially for third and fourth graders, from the Editorial Board that selects student writing for display and publication to Wee Deliver, a program through which students send and recieve mail from each other within the school.
There is also an emphasis on community service. The day before the Thanksgiving break is set aside for a day of service (previously known as Grandparents' Day) during which students do everything from putting together care packages for soldiers to making placemats for the Waveny Care Center. Around the holidays the school collects gift cards for the needy.
Even if you never have a student at East School, if you have children you'll be sure to show up for the Spooktacular Fair put on each October.
East School's motto is "Work hard and be kind." The East School Eagle is the mascot.
Founded in 1916, New Canaan Country School says its mission is to "guide student to reach their intellectual,…More creative, moral, and physical potential." The school values the imagination and curiosity of children, and teachers challenge students to question.
The Country School also puts emphasis on community service and environmental responsiblity. The George E. Stevens upper school building is LEED certified; and the ninth grade runs the Special Olympics hosted by the school each year.
There are opportunities for all kids to play sports and get involved in music and theater. Experiential learning is another big focus. Students tag horseshoe crabs and sea turtles; they tap maple trees and make their own syrup. Students do team building exercises on the ropes course in the school's 35-acre nature preserve.
The school's motto means "fortune favors the bold," and adminstrators stress that the Country School is a safe place to take risks.
St. Luke's School 377 N Wilton Rd, New Canaan, CT06840 Founded in New Canaan in 1928, St. Luke's School is a private, secular, co-educational day school, offering college…More preparatory curriculum for grades 5-12. The School's diverse student body of 504 represents over 25 towns in Connecticut and New York with about a third from New Canaan.
Located off Smith Ridge Road (Rt 123), the hilltop campus is set on 40 acres hosting a main academic building with a state of the art performing arts center, studio art building, comprehensive athletic center and turf fields.
The school's motto is "Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve" and St. Luke's aims to inspire students and cultivate their talents through in academics, athletics, community service, and the arts in a challenging and friendly environment.
From the Middle School's participation in Challenge 20/20, in which St. Luke's students tackle a global issue paired with an international school, to the Global Scholars honors distinction in the Upper School, students are asked to apply critical thinking, analysis, and creative problem-solving to real-world challenges.