- There are 453 private schools in Connecticut, serving 72,462 students.
- The average private school tuition is $12,465 for elementary schools and $31,737 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 70% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 22% and the student:teacher ratio is 8:1.
Arts and Athletics: 15 sports offerings for grades six through nine with every student participating in physical education. 10 different performing groups in a variety of Arts opportunities.
Spanish immersion begins at 18 months at Whitby. Teachers take a hands on approach to help students understand a second language.
Music is part of the curriculum and Foote offers a number of ensembles from string to African drumming to jazz rock. Private after school lessons on campus are an option
The Upper School (ages 12 to 18) builds upon what the Lower School has studied, with the addition of other subject areas. The Upper School places an emphasis on self sustainability, personal wellness, moral development, artistic expression, and more advanced practical skills.
All students from Preschool through Sixth Grade study Spanish at Cold Spring School. Other special areas are fitness, music, art, and Tinkering (engineering, science, math, & design).
Connecticut Private Schools by County
County# Schools# Students% Minority
138 Schools26,842 Students26% Minority
116 Schools15,537 Students23% Minority
30 Schools6,830 Students11% Minority
20 Schools2,862 Students15% Minority
108 Schools15,717 Students28% Minority
26 Schools2,905 Students29% Minority
14 Schools821 Students10% Minority
15 Schools2,214 Students11% Minority
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The only way private schools can build their financial security is through gifts. Major gifts offer proof of how deeply many donors feel about their private schools. Their munificence is a wonderful example to others.