Grades: NS - 8 | 62 students
Connecticut Friends School is a fully accredited, independent, preschool to Grade 8 school providing students with an education that fosters self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and compassion for others.
The school is small by design; the educational program is dynamic, supportive, and engaging.Students at CFS do serious work in a joyous atmosphere.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||mild learning differences|
|Total Students||62 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||25%
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||10 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||75%|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Financial Assistance is available|
|% on Financial Aid||30%|
|Admissions Associate||Sean Higgins|
- Philosophy - At Connecticut Friends School, we provide a child-centered environment that blends traditional and progressive approaches to education. We challenge and encourage our students to reach their full potential in a culture of high hopeful expectation. Drawing on a 300-year tradition of Friends education in America, our program is guided by the Quaker values of integrity, equality, peace, community, simplicity, and stewardship of the earth.
- Welcome to Our Classrooms! - The CFS classroom is a lively place that supports deep understanding, love of learning, and social as well as intellectual growth. Our learner-centered classrooms provide responsive and intimate settings where teaching is adapted to different learning styles. Classes are multi-age and organized by developmental need rather than by grade level. The CFS classroom culture promotes respect, moral growth, an appreciation of different perspectives, and cooperation among students rather than competition.
- We believe that students learn best when their interests and questions drive much of the curriculum, and this belief is the basis for a rigorous and engaging program. The academic curriculum includes a core program of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign language. We use a variety of teaching techniques including thematic study and experiential learning, as well traditional classroom methods, while following national standards such as the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) guidelines. Creative expression is encouraged through the performing and visual arts including drama, music, storytelling, drawing, painting, and sculpture, and physical activities such as dance and movement.
- Opportunities for learning outside of the classroom are critical to a child's experience at CFS. Field trips, essential for building community, enhancing curriculum, and fostering a sense of wonder about the world, are a regular part of our program. Service learning is also important and introduces students to the possibility of changing the world through organized action.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
WiltonGrades: PK-KG | 30 students
345 Belden Hill Rd
Wilton, CT 06897
WiltonGrades: NS-PK | 12 students
345 Belden Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
New CanaanGrades: K-8 | 207 students
33 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
NorwalkGrades: PK-6 | 83 students
260 New Canaan Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
WiltonGrades: PK-8 | 199 students
225 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897
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