The Unquowa School

981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825-0643
Tel: (203)336-3801
Grades: PK-8 | 203 students
The Unquowa School is an independent day school which has offered a traditional liberal arts curriculum with a progressive approach to families of both boys and girls from PreK-3 through eighth grade since its inception in 1917.  Both class and school size are kept small to insure individual attention and to maintain a close community of children, faculty and parents.
The schoolwide environmental science program includes habitat preservation and a sustainable nutrition component.  Fine arts and both Spanish and Mandarin begin in early childhood, physical education occurs daily in each grade and Upper Schoolers participate in sports through the Fairchester Athletic League.  High school placement service begins in late seventh grade for both day and boarding high schools.
Whether students elect to attend independent or public high school, they find themselves well prepared academically, athletically and socially. Mission Statement: The Mission of The Unquowa School is to develop, educate and prepare our family of children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world. Unique Features: Unquowa is a school where children are truly known and parents are actively engaged.
Our formal collaboration with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Connecticut Audubon Center and The Fairfield Museum and History Center provides robust resources for the school’s “learning by doing” approach and allows students to apply knowledge to purpose.      The Unquowa School hosts a farm camp and a variety of other summer programs on campus and serves as the summer home for Chamber Music Central, a classical ensemble program for students in Middle and High School.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1917

Student Body

Total Students 203 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Unquowa School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuition varies per grade
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chi Fit, Ski Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Yoga Chi Fit, Ski Club, Yearbook, Yoga, Student Government,

School Notes:

  • Mandarin Chinese and Spanish
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Studio Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Drama
  • Environmental Science
  • Daily P.E.
  • Robotics/Computer Technology

Profile last updated: 10/04/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame Catholic High School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of The Assumption School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of The Assumption School (0.3 miles away)
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