South School, located across from New Canaan High School on Farm Road, is one of New Canaan's three public elementary…More schools, along with East and West schools, for students in kindergarten through grade 4. </p>
<p>The school provides vast opportunities for civic engagement and student leadership beyond the classroom including the student council and the Kids in Community Service Program. The school also hosts regular art shows and science fairs, along with a yearly Reading Celebration and Technology Night.</p>
<p>As part of efforts to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation of its students, South School has sustained a nine-year partnership with Webster School in Bridgeport. South's student leadership team brings books and reading materials to each first grade student at Webster during a visit to that school.</p>
<p>The Parent-Teacher Conference organizes after school enrichment programs.</p>
St Mark's Nursery School 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT06840 St. Mark's Nursery School is located on the premises of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The school aims to foster an…More environment that promotes each child's individuality and emphasizes the importance of developing all types of learning including intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual development.
School of Rock 41 Grove St, New Canaan, CT06840 This New Canaan-based instructional school offers a performance-based music curriculum for students aged 7 to 18. School…More of Rock provides individual and group instruction for guitar, bass, drums, vocal, and keyboard students, with the program culminating in two performances per season, both held at local concert venues.
Y’s Little Owl Nursery School 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT06840 Y’s Little Owl Nursery School is located on the premises of the YMCA on South Avenue and provides daycare services…More for families in the community. The school offers classes for two, three, and four year old children, and the education program is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC).
First Presbyterian Nursery School was founded in 1967. The Nursery school is equipped with an accommodating,…More well-trained staff and an environment that fosters children's basic development. The facility has a wonderful playground, a library, table toys and paints to encourage both physical and intellectual development.</p>
<p>First Presbyterian Nursery School is non-profit and also non-denominational. The school also offers scholarships for students.</p>
Lewis School of Driving 28 Cross St, New Canaan, CT06840 Lewis School of Driving provides training for children and adults throughout Fairfield County and offers both…More classroom and on the road training. The school offers several programs including full driver's education courses with 30 class hours and 8 hours behind the wheel, 8 hour drug and alcohol classes for teens, private one on one road training, parent classes and safe driving courses for adults. Lewis School of Driving also allows its students to take the state's licence test on premises and loans cars to students for their road tests at the Norwalk DMV.
New Canaan Community Nursery School has been…More providing child care services for the families of New Canaan since the 1940s. This is a non-profit organization governed by the school's board of directors.
<p>New Canaan Community Nursery School is guided by the project approach. The children direct the curriculum and pick topics of special interest to themselves, which enables them to build upon their own passions and existing knowledge. This school embraces the individuality of each student and aims to create a stimulating environment that develops each child as a whole.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The school's motto means "fortune favors the bold," and adminstrators stress that the Country School is a safe place to take risks.</p>
East School is one of New Canaan's three public elementary schools, along with South School and West School.
<p>The school has 27 home rooms, and a playground that neighbors are welcome to use any time.</p>
<p>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."</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>East School's motto is "Work hard and be kind." The East School Eagle is the mascot.</p>
West School is one of New Canaan's three public elementary schools, along with East and South schools, for students…More in kindergarten through fourth grade. </p>
<p>Even before Spanish was added to the regular lesson schedule at all New Canaan's elementary schools for the 2009-2010 academic year, classes in Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese were available to West School students before and after school.</p>
<p>The Student Council, Bus Leader, and Tech Rangers programs provide leadership opportunities for third and fourth graders. The Kids Care Club has organized food, book, and clothing drives to benefit area shelters and food banks. The spring art show provides gallery space for every West School student. Five "CARE Conventions" are held each year during which students can showcase their talents.</p>
<p>If you see a car with its bumper adorned with a green whale, it probably belongs to a West School parent.</p>
St. Aloysius School provides a traditional curriculum and religious education for boys and girls in kindergarten…More through the eighth grade.</p>
<p>A Diocesan school under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, St. Aloysius serves families from New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk and other neighboring towns. It is the only religiously-affiliated school in New Canaan beyond pre-school.</p>
<p>Each grade has a single classroom where language arts, reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and religion are taught. Computer technology, art, music, and physical education enrich the core curriculum, along with Spanish language instruction which is added in grade 6.</p>
<p>Extracurricular offerings include cheerleading, student government, chess, and yearbook clubs.</p>
The Walter Schalk School of Dance 1 Morse Ct, New Canaan, CT06840 Founded in 1957, the Walter Schalk School of Dance has been teaching the residents of New Canaan the art of dance. The…More studio now offers a number of classes including jazz, musical comedy, ballroom, hip-hop and ballet. Every year, the students' hard work leads up to a fabulous Broadway style production, where each dancer has the chance to perform. Classes begin in the fall and end in the spring time.
Saxe is New Canaan's public middle school for students in grades 5-8.
Grade 5 students are assigned to a…More homeroom. Pairs of fifth grade homerooms are combined into teams in which the two teachers share the core academic instruction. Special area teachers provide instruction in science, physical education, art, and music.</p>
<p>Grades 6, 7, and 8 are organized into four-homeroom teams for social studies, science, math, and language arts instruction. Physical education, art, music, and also world languages are taught by special area teachers.</p>
<p>Middle School Choices—a coalition of town and school agencies including the Recreation Department, the YMCA, the Outback, the Youth Services Department and the Parent-Teacher Conference—organizes after school activities at Saxe and the Outback teen center throughout the academic year for middle school students.</p>
<p>Saxe strives to build community that obides by the "3 C's"—caring, communication, and commitment.</p>
<p>The school opened in 1932 and moved to its current location on South Avenue near New Canaan High School in 1971.</p>