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Education Department
39 Locust Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
The Education Department is the central administrative office for the New Canaan Public Schools, which include the threeMore 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.
East Elementary School
54 Little Brook Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

East School is one of New Canaan's three public elementary schools, along with South School and West School.


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.

St. Luke's School
377 N Wilton Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840
Founded in New Canaan in 1928, St. Luke's School is a private, secular, co-educational day school, offering collegeMore 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.
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