Education in Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich, Connecticut has both a well-funded, high-achieving public school system and many private schools. The surrounding area has numerous colleges and universities, with a few in neighboring communities.

Public schools

Greenwich has an award-winning public school system. The public schools actually score higher in state and national tests than the private schools and are often higher ranked; Greenwich citizens often say that parents in town only send their children to private school to "show off their cash."

Public elementary schools

Greenwich has eleven public elementary schools (Grade K-5) including three magnet schools. Number of students (from school district Web site) can change and should be considered approximate:

Cos Cob * (393 students) 300 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob 06807Kimberly Beck, Principal 203-869-4670 Glenville * (345 students) 33 Riversville Rd., Greenwich 06831Marc D'Amico, Principal 203-531-9287 The International School at Dundee * + (371 students) 55 Florence Rd., Riverside 06878 Teresa Ricci, Principal 203-637-3800 Julian Curtiss + (326 students) 180 East Elm St., Greenwich 06830Nancy Carbone, Principal 203-869-1896 New Lebanon * (212 students) 25 Mead Ave., Greenwich 06830Gene Nyitray, Principal 203-531-9139 North Mianus * (454 students) 309 Palmer Hill Rd., Riverside 06878Bonnie Butera, Principal 203-637-9730 North Street * (485 students) 381 North St., Greenwich 06830Betty Burfeind, Principal 203-869-6756 Old Greenwich (413 students) 285 Sound Beach Ave., O.G. 06870Patricia Raneri, Principal 203-637-0150

Parkway * (330 students) 141 Lower Cross Rd., Greenwich 06831Paula Bleakley, Principal 203-869-7466

Renaissance School at Hamilton Ave * + (317 students).,Damaris Rau, Principal 203-869-1685 Riverside (497 students) 90 Hendrie Ave., Riverside 06878John Grasso, Principal 203-637-1440

Official student enrollment numbers are reported annually on or about October 1st of each year.Hamilton Avenue students are currently dispersed to other elementary schools while their building is constructed. They are expected to be able to return to their original location on Hamilton Avenue by the 2008-2009 schoolyear. The current relocations are as follows:

Pre-Kindergarten: North Street and Old Greenwich

Kindergarten: Glenville

1st Grade: Parkway

2nd and 3rd Grades: Cos Cob

4th and 5th Grades: Western Middle School

* These schools are fully accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.+ These are magent schools

Public middle schools

*Central Middle School — 713 students Grades 6-8. Mascot is the cougar.
*Eastern Middle School — 726 students Grades 6-8. Mascot is the gator.
*Western Middle School — 530 students Grades 6-8. Mascot is the wildcat.

Public high school

*Greenwich High School — 2,712 students Grades 9-12.

Private schools

*Brunswick School A non-sectarian boys' school (preK-12)
*Convent of the Sacred Heart A girls' school with Catholic affiliation (preK-12)
*Daycroft School (preK-12) (Closed) (Former Rosemary Hall campus)
*Eagle Hill School (K-10)
*Greenwich Academy A non-sectarian girls' school (K-12)
*Greenwich Catholic School [ (preK-8)] , 471 North Street
*Greenwich Country Day School (K-9)
*The Greenwich Japanese School a.k.a. New York Nihonjin gakko, a Japanese expatriate school (K-9) (Acquired Daycroft School/Rosemary Hall Campus)
*Rosemary Hall (moved to Wallingford, Connecticut) (Sold campus to Daycroft School)
*Stanwich School ( [ K-9] , adding one grade each year until twelfth grade.) 257 Stanwich Road
*Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy (K-8) [] -- the school, founded in 1996 and opened in 1997 with 24 students in rented space in Port Chester, New York, later rented space from Temple Shalom in Greenwich before buying a 17 acre campus at 270 Lake Avenue from the Japanese Education Alliance in August 2006. Enrollment was 160 at the start of the 2007-2008 school year, but school officials plan to expand it to 325 students with two classes of 18 students each through eighth grade. The school had been adding a class, grade by grade each year, and in 2006 started adding a second class in each grade. In 2006, school officials said they planned to share the campus with the Greenwich Japanese School for the next few years. In 2006 the school started the PALs program for children with learning disibilities. [Hagey, Keach, "Hebrew Academy opens on new campus", "The Advocate" of Stamford, September 13, 2006, page A3]
*Whitby School, a Montessori program adding International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for Primary-8th grade. Located on Lake Avenue.

Higher education

Several colleges and universities are close to Greenwich, particularly Purchase College of the State University of New York, Manhattanville College, and the University of Connecticut campus in Stamford. Medical students from Yale University work at Greenwich Hospital as interns.


* [ University of Connecticut, Stamford campus]
*Norwalk Community College
* [ University of Bridgeport]
* [ Fairfield University]
* [ Sacred Heart University] in Fairfield
* [ Norwalk Community College]
* [ Yale University]
* [ Western Connecticut State University]

New York state

* [ Purchase College of the State University of New York]
* [ Manhattanville College] a small, private, coeducational liberal arts college in Purchase, N.Y.
* [ Iona College] in New Rochelle, N.Y.
* [ Sarah Lawrence College] in Yonkers, N.Y.
*Pace University, with campuses in White Plains and Pleasantville-Briarcliff
* [ Concordia College] , a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college in Bronxville, N.Y.
* [ Westchester Community College] in Valhalla


External links

* [ Greenwich Public Schools]

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