Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Connecticut

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  • The average private elementary school in Connecticut was founded around 1960 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private elementary schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private elementary school in Connecticut is Hopkins School, founded in 1660.

Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Connecticut (2019-20)

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

  • Rank: #22.
    American School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1817
    Grades: PK-12139 N Main St
    West Hartford, CT 06107

  • Rank: #33.
    Sacred Heart Greenwich
    Sacred Heart Greenwich Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1848
    Grades: NS-121177 King Street
    Greenwich, CT 06831

  • Rank: #4-64.-6. Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: NS-12565 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT 06708

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    King School
    King School Photo - Grade 4 students discussing the world around them in science class.
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-121450 Newfield Ave
    Stamford, CT 06905

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    St Anthony School
    St Anthony School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-855 Oak St
    Winsted, CT 06098

  • Rank: #77.
    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

  • Rank: #88.
    St. Patrick Cathedral School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1882
    Grades: PK-8211 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360

  • Rank: #99.
    St Joseph School
    St Joseph School Photo - First Day of School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-826 Main Street
    North Grosvenordale, CT 06255

  • Rank: #1010.
    St Peter School
    St Peter School Photo - St. Peter School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: NS-898 Main St
    Danbury, CT 06810

  • Rank: #1111.
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: PK-815 Hunters Ave
    Taftville, CT 06380

  • Rank: #1212. Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: 6-12182 Mohegan Avenue
    New London, CT 06320

  • Rank: #1313.
    Rumsey Hall School
    Rumsey Hall School Photo - A Tradition of Effort, Family & Community
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: K-9201 Romford Rd
    Washington Depot, CT 06794

  • Rank: #1414.
    Brunswick School
    Brunswick School Photo - Library in the Middle School building on the King Street campus
    Founding Date: 1902
    Grades: PK-12100 Maher Avenue
    Greenwich, CT 06830

  • Rank: #1515.
    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.
    Founding Date: 1906
    Grades: 8-121393 Boston Post Road
    Westbrook, CT 06498

  • Rank: #1616. Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: 6-12170 Kingswood Road
    West Hartford, CT 06119

  • Rank: #1717.
    Ethel Walker School
    Ethel Walker School Photo
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: 6-12230 Bushy Hill Road
    Simsbury, CT 06070

  • Rank: #1818. Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: NS-121108 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT 06517

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20.
    Foote School
    Foote School Photo
    Founding Date: 1916
    Grades: K-950 Loomis Place
    New Haven, CT 06511

  • Rank: #19-2019.-20. Founding Date: 1916
    Grades: NS-9635 Frogtown Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22.
    St Lawrence School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: PK-8231 Main St
    West Haven, CT 06516

  • Rank: #21-2221.-22.
    The Unquowa School
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: PK-8981 Stratfield Road
    Fairfield, CT 06825

  • Rank: #2323.
    Rectory School
    Rectory School Photo - Rectory's 138-acre campus, located in beautiful Pomfret, CT is located within 45-minutes of three major cities (Hartford, CT, Worcester, MA, Providence, RI), 1 1/2 hours from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City. Our campus has 25 buildings, including 11 dormitories, the Bigelow Academic Center and the Hale elementary space and Smith Learning Center, opening in 2017.
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: K-9528 Pomfret Street
    Pomfret, CT 06258

  • Rank: #24-2524.-25.
    St. James School
    St. James School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: PK-873 Park Street
    Manchester, CT 06040

  • Rank: #24-2524.-25.
    St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School
    St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Photo - Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. For over 90 years we have been successfully educating students academically, spiritually, and morally. We educate students in Prekindergarten through 8th Grade. Our students live well the quote from St. Thomas Aquinas "Give expecting nothing thereof"
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: PK-81719 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Rank: #2626.
    Indian Mountain School
    Indian Mountain School Photo - The Main Building.
    Founding Date: 1922
    Grades: PK-9211 Indian Mountain Road
    Lakeville, CT 06039

  • Rank: #2727.
    St. Joseph Elementary School
    St. Joseph Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: NS-8370 Main St
    Danbury, CT 06810

  • Rank: #2828.
    Greens Farms Academy
    Greens Farms Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1925
    Grades: PK-1235 Beachside Avenue
    Greens Farms, CT 06838

  • Rank: #2929.
    Wooster School
    Wooster School Photo - Wooster School's James Marshall Chapel
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: NS-1291 Miry Brook Rd
    Danbury, CT 06810

  • Rank: #3030.
    St. Luke's School
    St. Luke's School Photo
    Founding Date: 1927
    Grades: 5-12377 North Wilton Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840

  • Rank: #3131.
    Mooreland Hill School
    Mooreland Hill School Photo - The excitement of learning
    Founding Date: 1930
    Grades: K-9166 Lincoln Street
    Berlin, CT 06037

  • Rank: #3232.
    Renbrook School
    Renbrook School Photo - Renbrook School provides students in preschool through grade nine 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 learningenabling each child to learn to take appropriate risks and identify and cultivate his or her own strengths.
    Founding Date: 1935
    Grades: NS-82865 Albany Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117

  • Rank: #3333.
    Fairfield Country Day School
    Fairfield Country Day School Photo
    Founding Date: 1936
    Grades: PK-92970 Bronson Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    Catholic Academy of Bridgeport-St. Ann Academy
    Catholic Academy of Bridgeport-St. Ann Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-8521 Brewster St
    Bridgeport, CT 06605

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    St Thomas The Apostle
    St Thomas The Apostle Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-525 Dover Road
    West Hartford, CT 06119

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