Oldest Private Schools in Connecticut

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  • The average private school in Connecticut was founded around 1958 (2020).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Connecticut is Hopkins School, founded in 1660.

Oldest Private Schools in Connecticut (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Hopkins School
    Hopkins School Photo
    Founding Date: 1660
    Grades: 7-12986 Forest Road
    New Haven, CT 06515
    (203)397-1001

  • Rank: #22.
    Cheshire Academy
    Cheshire Academy Photo - Character development has long been a priority at Cheshire Academy. The Eight Pillars of Bowden are the ways in which we demonstrate our core values and basic beliefs: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Civility, Citizenship, Morality, Fairness and Trustworthiness.
    Founding Date: 1794
    Grades: 9-1210 Main St
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)439-7250

  • Rank: #33.
    American School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1817
    Grades: PK-12139 N Main St
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    (860)570-2300

  • Rank: #44.
    Suffield Academy
    Suffield Academy Photo - Bell Hill
    Founding Date: 1833
    Grades: 9-12185 N Main St
    Suffield, CT 06078
    (860)668-7315

  • Rank: #55.
    Miss Porter's School
    Miss Porter's School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1843
    Grades: 9-1260 Main Street
    Farmington, CT 06032
    (860)409-3500

  • Rank: #66.
    Sacred Heart Greenwich
    Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: NS-121177 King Street
    Greenwich, CT 06831
    (203)532-3534

  • Rank: #77. Founding Date: 1850
    Grades: 9-1299 Green Hill Rd
    Washington, CT 06793
    (860)868-7334

  • Rank: #8-108.-10. Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-12565 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    (203)236-9560

  • Rank: #8-108.-10.
    King School
    King School Photo - Grade 1 students participating in STEM activities.
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-121450 Newfield Ave
    Stamford, CT 06905
    (203)322-3496

  • Rank: #8-108.-10.
    St Anthony School
    St Anthony School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-855 Oak St
    Winsted, CT 06098
    (860)379-7521

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12.
    Academy Of The Holy Family
    Academy Of The Holy Family Photo - Field Trip!
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: 9-1254 W Main St. Box 691,
    Baltic, CT 06330
    (860)822-9272

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12. Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: 9-124 Batchelder Road
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860)687-6400

  • Rank: #1313.
    Watkinson School
    Watkinson School Photo - 230 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
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: 6-12180 Bloomfield Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105
    (860)236-5618

  • Rank: #1414.
    St. Patrick Cathedral School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1882
    Grades: PK-8211 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860)889-4174

  • Rank: #1515.
    St Joseph School
    St Joseph School Photo - Coach Jim Kelly, AD Kevin Boligan, and Principal Sharon Briere
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-826 Main Street
    North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
    (860)923-2090

  • Rank: #1616.
    St Peter School
    St Peter School Photo - St. Peter School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: NS-898 Main St
    Danbury, CT 06810
    (203)748-2895

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: PK-815 Hunters Ave
    Taftville, CT 06380
    (860)887-1757

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    Westminster School
    Westminster School Photo - Armor Academic Center on the campus of Westminster School.
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: 9-12995 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
    (860)408-3060

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    Choate Rosemary Hall
    Choate Rosemary Hall Photo - Choate has adopted a one-to-one iPad program. We have taken the iPad, a transformative device in our students' personal lives and made it a powerful ally in our academic work and in the classroom.
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: 9-12333 Christian Street
    Wallingford, CT 06492
    (203)697-2239

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    The Taft School
    The Taft School Photo - Taft's 226-acre campus is in New England's beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut.
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: 9-12110 Woodbury Road
    Watertown, CT 06795
    (860)945-7777

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22.
    The Hotchkiss School
    The Hotchkiss School Photo - Varsity Sailing Blue
    Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: 9-1211 Interlaken Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039
    (860)435-3102

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22. Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: 6-12182 Mohegan Avenue
    New London, CT 06320
    (860)443-5333

  • Rank: #2323.
    Oak Hill School
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: PK120 Holcomb St
    Hartford, CT 06112
    (860)769-3851

  • Rank: #2424.
    Pomfret School
    Pomfret School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1894
    Grades: 9-12398 Pomfret St
    Pomfret, CT 06258
    (860)963-6100

  • Rank: #2525.
    Rumsey Hall School
    Rumsey Hall School Photo
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: K-9201 Romford Rd
    Washington Depot, CT 06794
    (860)868-0535

  • Rank: #2626.
    Salisbury School
    Salisbury School Photo
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1901
    Grades: 9-12251 Canaan Road
    Salisbury, CT 06068
    (860)435-5732

  • Rank: #2727.
    Brunswick School
    Brunswick School Photo - Lower School gallery with dinosaur replica in the atrium leads into "pods" for each grade level.
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1902
    Grades: PK-12100 Maher Avenue
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    (203)625-5800

  • Rank: #2828.
    Lauralton Hall
    Lauralton Hall Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1905
    Grades: 9-12200 High St
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203)877-2786

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    Kent School
    Kent School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 9-121 Macedonia Road
    Kent, CT 06757
    (860)927-6111

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    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
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 8-121393 Boston Post Road
    Westbrook, CT 06498
    (860)399-6247

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32. Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: 6-12170 Kingswood Road
    West Hartford, CT 06119
    (860)727-5000

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    Westover School
    Westover School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: 9-121237 Whittemore Road
    Middlebury, CT 06762
    (203)577-4521

  • Rank: #3333.
    Ethel Walker School
    Ethel Walker School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: 6-12230 Bushy Hill Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070
    (860)408-4200

  • Rank: #3434. Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: NS-121108 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT 06517
    (203)752-2610

  • Rank: #3535.
    Canterbury School
    Canterbury School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: 9-12101 Aspetuck
    New Milford, CT 06776
    (860)210-3800

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