The Long Ridge School

  • Our Purpose: The Long Ridge School is a diverse community of learners where children are respected as individuals with innate curiosity.
  • We believe children flourish in a small, caring and academically challenging environment where learning is an active and joyful experience.
  • We help children develop the skills, motivation, and values to become successful students, responsible people and lifelong learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students107 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Long Ridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade and program. Beginners: $7,500-$10,600 Nursery: $18,500 Kindergarten -Grade 5: $29,950
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAnne Cain


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After School Games, Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Insrumental Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running CLub, Soccer, Yoga

School Notes

  • We believe:

  • Children should be valued for their uniqueness, ideas and talents.
  • Children achieve their highest potential in a challenging academic environment that addresses each child's social and emotional development.
  • Children learn in different ways and at different rates.
  • Children should be active participants in their own learning; we encourage children to explore, experience and investigate as part of the educational process.
  • The natural range of abilities and levels of development typical of young children are best accommodated in multi-age groups.
  • Children learn best in an engaging environment where themes are relevant and meaningful.
  • Interdisciplinary studies promote a deep understanding and mastery of the skills and concepts expected at each grade level.
  • Children thrive in a rich learning environment that includes visual and performing arts, science, technology, Spanish and physical education.
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    4.4 miles
    257 Stanwich Rd
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    4.4 NS-12
  • Stamford
    The Children's School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-2 | 126 students
    2.9 miles
    118 Scofieldtown Rd
    Stamford, CT 06903
    2.9 PK-2
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    Grades: PK-12 | 695 students
    4.1 miles
    1450 Newfield Ave
    Stamford, CT 06905
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  • Stamford
    Grades: NS-8 | 137 students
    1.8 miles
    1095 Riverbank Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
The school has been a fantastic place where our son is really thriving. He is actively engaged with his learning! The teaching style has open his mind to discovery and exploration. The intimate setting and personalized approach to education is top notch. The parents and teachers together create a very inclusive and welcoming spirit. Your voice and input is heard.
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We moved our two children from our local public school to The Long Ridge School when they were entering third and first grades and our only regret is that we didn't make the move sooner. We were welcomed by friendly parents and students, caring teachers and accessible staff. Our kids went from dreading school to loving school and have become the very best versions of themselves. At LRS we found true elementary education experts with whom we could partner to lay the very best foundation for our children's education. The teachers know when to challenge our kids, when to push them and when to find those moments when our kids can shine - and they are always available to parents for a quick or long chat. It's the absolute perfect enviornment for the early and elementary school years and an experience that is setting the stage for happy, self-directed learners for life. It's a magical place - just what you want in an early childhood / elementary school.
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We have had both of our children attend Long Ridge, from nursery school through fifth grade; each of them loved it and got their love of learning from the school. The knowledge gained there served them well after graduation. In the meantime, a great arts and athletics center has been built on the campus, it is really something to see. The teachers are wonderful and make Long Ridge a special place.
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The Long Ridge School is a gem. The classes are small, enabling teachers to address various learning styles. The students learn by doing ("hands on") in theme-driven interdisciplinary lessons. The teachers are warm, nurturing and very experienced. The students learn to love learning and do exceptionally well upon graduation.
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Our children have thrived at this exceptional elementary school. The teaching staff is highly skilled, and over 75% of them have advanced degrees in their areas of expertise. There is a librarian, two learning specialitsts, as well as specialists in music, science, Spanish and PE. The campus facilities are beautiful, are anchored by a modern arts and athletics building and are designed to support the hands on approach to leaneeinfm
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