Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in Connecticut

The average private elementary school acceptance rate in Connecticut is 74% per year (2021-22).
The most selective school in Connecticut is Waterside School, with an acceptance rate of 28%.

Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in Connecticut (2021-22)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Waterside School
Waterside School Photo - During the week of June 18, Waterside School welcomed back rising juniors and seniors for an intensive College Boot Camp. Students from Waterside's class of 2012 and class of 2013 worked all week on college essays, resumes, and interview practice. Guidance counselors and directors of admission shared their expertise on college affordability and the college search, and juniors and seniors.
Acceptance Rate: 28%
Grades: NS-5
770 Pacific St
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 975-8579
Rank: #22.
Brunswick School
Brunswick School Photo - Middle School Campus on King Street
All-boys
Acceptance Rate: 29%
Grades: PK-12
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 625-5800
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: PK-9
211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-0871
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
St. Luke's School
St. Luke's School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 40%
Grades: 5-12
377 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 801-4833
Rank: #55.
St. Timothy Middle School
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 6-8
225 King Philip Dr
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 236-0614
Rank: #66.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School Photo
All-girls
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Grades: 6-12
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Photo
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 7-12
986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-1001
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Winston Preparatory School CT
Winston Preparatory School CT Photo
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 4-12
57 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 229-0465
Rank: #99.
Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: NS-12
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 532-3534
Rank: #1010.
The Independent Day School
The Independent Day School Photo - Located in the rolling hills of Middlefield, Connecticut, IDS sits on a beautiful 33-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional teachers dedicated to Fearless Learning!
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 58%
Grades: NS-8
115 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 347-7235
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Christian Heritage School
Christian Heritage School Photo - CHS Kindergarten is reputed to have one of the highest quality programs in all of Fairfield County. Small classes, with a supportive and engaging environment are what gives young children their educational advantage.
(Christian)
(18)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: K-12
575 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 261-6230
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: 6-12
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 727-5000
Rank: #1313.
The Unquowa School
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Grades: PK-8
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
St. Thomas More School
St. Thomas More School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 8-12
45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 823-3861
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Watkinson School
Watkinson School Photo - 225 students from 43 towns, reflecting a wide range of academic, personal and socioeconomic backgrounds. Faculty includes 43 teachers, 26 of whom hold master's degrees or above. Student-teacher ratio 6:1. Average class size 14
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: 6-12
180 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5618
Rank: #1616.
New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School Photo - Academics, arts, music and athletics are woven into our students' day to pique their curiosity and instill a joy of learning.
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Grades: NS-9
635 Frogtown Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 972-0771
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Bridgeport Hope School
Bridgeport Hope School Photo - Students March in Bridgeport's St. Patrick's Day Parade
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: K-8
283 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-6773
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Greenwich Catholic School
Greenwich Catholic School Photo - Rooted in Faith. Surrounded by Community. Committed to Excellence.
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: NS-8
471 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4000
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
The Oxford Academy
The Oxford Academy Photo - Oxford Academy is set along the vibrant shoreline of Connecticut. Our family style community of students and faculty are stewards to local beaches and waterways. They embrace the many rich offerings of the area including museums, volunteering and athletic competitions with shoreline schools.
All-boys
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 8-12
1393 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-6247
Rank: #2020.
Villa Maria School
Villa Maria School Photo - Spring at Villa Maria School, Stamford CT
Special Education School
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-9
161 Sky Meadow Drive
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-5886
Rank: #2121.
The Country School
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Grades: PK-8
341 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 421-3113
Rank: #2222.
Renbrook School
Renbrook School Photo - Renbrook School provides students in preschool through grade eight with a robust, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate educational experience of the highest caliber. Small classes in an intimate community of supportive and caring teachers allow for an individualized approach to learning enabling each child to learn to take appropriate risks and identify and cultivate his or her own strengths.
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Grades: NS-8
2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 236-1661
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
ATLAS - Academic Theatre Lab on Audubon
ATLAS - Academic Theatre Lab on Audubon Photo
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 7-9
100 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 624-5189
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
CELC Middle School
CELC Middle School Photo - CELC students at the DNA Epicenter
(11)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 4-8
28 School Street
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 433-4658
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Rumsey Hall School
Rumsey Hall School Photo
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: K-9
201 Romford Rd
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(860) 868-0535
Rank: #2626.
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-8
44a Shelter Rock Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 744-8088
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
All Nations Christian Academy
All Nations Christian Academy Photo - Students and teachers on our fully-equipped outdoor playground
(Anglican)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: K-4
358 Lenox Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 467-6083
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
The Children's Tree Montessori School
The Children's Tree Montessori School Photo - Learning to make words with the movable alphabet in the primary (preschool) classroom.
Montessori School
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: NS-6
96 Essex Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-3536
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
503 Shelton Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 929-4422
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
North Stonington Christian Academy
(Baptist)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
12 Stillman Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359
(860) 599-5071
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Midstate Christian Academy
Midstate Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-12
139 Charles St
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 237-0302
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Sacred Heart School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-8
15 Hunters Ave
Taftville, CT 06380
(860) 887-1757
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
St. Lawrence School
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-8
231 Main St
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 933-2518
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Sustainable Farm School
Sustainable Farm School Photo - The Little Sprouts Program (ages 3 to 5) focuses on walking in balance with the natural world and learning to stay connected to our inner joy.
Alternative School
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-12
PO Box 152
Unionville, CT 06085
(860) 952-9753
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
St. Joseph Catholic Academy
St. Joseph Catholic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 98%
Grades: NS-8
5 Obtuse Hill Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 775-2774
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