Oldest Private Schools in Connecticut

The average private school in Connecticut was founded around 1959 (2024).
The oldest private school in Connecticut is Hopkins School, founded in 1660.
Year Founded Range: 1660 1915 Avg. Year Founded: 1876

Oldest Private Schools in Connecticut (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Hopkins School
Hopkins School Photo - Hopkins is a grade 7-12 grade gender-inclusive learning community located on 108 acres overlooking New Haven.
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Founding Date: 1660
Grades: 7-12
986 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: 9-12
10 Main St
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 439-7250
Rank: #33.
Suffield Academy
Suffield Academy Photo - Bell Hill
Founding Date: 1833
Grades: 9-12
185 North Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 386-4400
Rank: #44.
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Photo
All-girls
Founding Date: 1843
Grades: 9-12
60 Main St.
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 409-3500
Rank: #55.
Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(7)
Founding Date: 1848
Grades: PK-12
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
(609) 261-2273
Rank: #66.
Founding Date: 1850
Grades: 9-12
99 Green Hill Rd
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-7334
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-12
565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 236-9561
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
King School
King School Photo - Grade 1 students participating in STEM activities.
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-12
1450 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-3496
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
St. Anthony School
St. Anthony School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-8
55 Oak St
Winsted, CT 06098
(860) 379-7521
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Academy Of The Holy Family
Academy Of The Holy Family Photo - International Day
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: 9-12
54 W Main St. Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
(860) 822-9272
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: 9-12
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 687-6000
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
St. Joseph School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
10 School Hill Rd
Baltic, CT 06330
(860) 822-6141
Rank: #1313.
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
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Founding Date: 1881
Grades: 6-12
180 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5618
Rank: #1414.
St. Patrick Cathedral School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1882
Grades: PK-8
211 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
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-8
26 Main Street
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
(860) 923-2090
Rank: #1616.
St. Peter School
St. Peter School Photo - St. Peter School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: NS-8
98 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 748-2895
Rank: #1717.
St. James School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: PK-8
120 Water Street
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 774-3281
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart School Photo - Celebrating 135 years!
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: PK-8
15 Hunters Ave
Taftville, CT 06380
(860) 887-1757
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Westminster School
Westminster School Photo - Armor Academic Center on the campus of Westminster School.
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: 9-12
995 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3060
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Photo - A community like no other, Choate is a place where you never have to do it alone. Advisers, peers, and the entire community are bonded by mutual respect, a passion for learning, and a spirit of supporting and challenging one another:
Founding Date: 1890
Grades: 9-12
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-2000
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
The Taft School
The Taft School Photo - Taft's 226-acre campus is in New England's beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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Founding Date: 1890
Grades: 9-12
110 Woodbury Road
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 945-7777
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
The Hotchkiss School
The Hotchkiss School Photo - Varsity Sailing Blue
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: 9-12
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-3102
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
The Williams School
The Williams School Photo
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Founding Date: 1891
Grades: 6-12
182 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5333
Rank: #2424.
Oak Hill
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: PK-12
120 Holcomb St
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 769-3860
Rank: #2525.
Rumsey Hall School
Rumsey Hall School Photo
Founding Date: 1900
Grades: PK-9
201 Romford Rd
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(860) 868-0535
Rank: #2626.
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo
All-boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Founding Date: 1901
Grades: 9-12
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #2727.
Brunswick School
Brunswick School Photo - Middle School Campus on King Street
All-boys
Founding Date: 1902
Grades: PK-12
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 625-5800
Rank: #2828.
Lauralton Hall
Lauralton Hall Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1905
Grades: 9-12
200 High St
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 877-2786
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Kent School
Kent School Photo
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 9-12
1 Macedonia Road
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-6035
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
(4)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: 8-12
1393 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-6247
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford School Photo - Our mission and core values are the grounding force within our school, its very soul. Our mission is why we are here. Our values are what we do. Ask any KO student about the core value that resonates with them the most, and you`ll get thoughtful and meaningful answers. 'Care beyond self' always tops the list.
(1)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 6-12
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 727-5000
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Westover School
Westover School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: 9-12
1237 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-4521
Rank: #3333.
Ethel Walker School
Ethel Walker School Photo
All-girls
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: 6-12
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Rank: #3434.
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: NS-12
1108 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 752-2610
Rank: #3535.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Photo - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: 9-12
101 Aspetuck
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 210-3800
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Connecticut average Private Schools founding year?
The Connecticut average Private Schools founding year is 1959 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Connecticut?
The top ranked Private Schools in Connecticut include Hopkins School, Cheshire Academy and Suffield Academy.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Connecticut?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Connecticut is Hopkins School, with a year of 1660. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Hopkins School, with a year of 1660.

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