Most Selective Private Preschools in Connecticut

The average private preschool acceptance rate in Connecticut is 80% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Connecticut is Waterside School, with an acceptance rate of 28%. The most selective private preschools are listed below.

Most Selective Private Preschools in Connecticut (2021)

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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-9
211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-0871
Rank: #66.
The Unquowa School
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Grades: PK-8
981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 336-3801
Rank: #77.
Willow Tree Montessori
Willow Tree Montessori Photo - A glimpse inside the Casa math and geography area during the afternoon work cycle. Our multi-aged prepared environment supports the child's need to choose work, move freely, and repeat their work without interruption. This is AMI Montessori. You are invited to join us.
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: NS-PK
171 Amity Road
Bethany, CT 06524
(203) 393-3100
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
Greenwich Catholic School
Greenwich Catholic School Photo - Rooted in Faith. Surrounded by Community. Committed to Excellence.
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: NS-8
471 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-4000
Rank: #1010.
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-K
635 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
(203) 348-5531
Rank: #1111.
The Country School
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Grades: PK-8
341 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 421-3113
Rank: #1212.
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: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-8
44a Shelter Rock Rd
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 744-8088
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Old Hill Children's Day School
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: NS
190 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 221-8238
Rank: #15 - 1815. - 18.
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: #15 - 1815. - 18.
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
503 Shelton Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 929-4422
Rank: #15 - 1815. - 18.
Montessori School Of Madison
Montessori School Of Madison Photo - Classroom
Montessori School
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: NS-K
213 Green Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-1635
Rank: #15 - 1815. - 18.
North Stonington Christian Academy
(Baptist)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
12 Stillman Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359
(860) 599-5071
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Midstate Christian Academy
Midstate Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-12
139 Charles St
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 237-0302
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Sacred Heart School
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-8
15 Hunters Ave
Taftville, CT 06380
(860) 887-1757
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
St. Lawrence School
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Grades: PK-8
231 Main St
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 933-2518
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
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: #23 - 2423. - 24.
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
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
St. Rose Of Lima School
(Roman Catholic)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 98%
Grades: PK-8
40 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-5102
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Christian Life Academy
(Assembly of God)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 99%
Grades: PK-8
133 Junction Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 775-5191
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
New Fairfield Bright Beginning
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 99%
Grades: NS-6
74 Rt 37 - The Village Green
New Fairfield, CT 06812
(203) 746-5994
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
The Burlington Academy Of Learning
The Burlington Academy Of Learning Photo - The Burlington Academy of Learning
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Grades: NS-K
10 Covey Rd.
Burlington, CT 06013
(860) 675-3598
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Hartford Adventist Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Grades: PK-8
474 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 724-5777
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
St. Mark School
St. Mark School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(8)
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Grades: NS-8
500 Wigwam Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 375-4291

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