The Unquowa School

  • The Unquowa School is an independent day school which has offered a traditional liberal arts curriculum with a progressive approach to families of both boys and girls from PreK-3 through eighth grade since its inception in 1917.
  • Both class and school size are kept small to insure individual attention and to maintain a close community of children, faculty and parents.
  • The schoolwide environmental science program includes habitat preservation and a sustainable nutrition component.
  • Fine arts and both Spanish and Mandarin begin in early childhood, physical education occurs daily in each grade and Upper Schoolers participate in sports through the Fairchester Athletic League.
  • High school placement service begins in late seventh grade for both day and boarding high schools.
  • Whether students elect to attend independent or public high school, they find themselves well prepared academically, athletically and socially.
  • Mission Statement: The Mission of The Unquowa School is to develop, educate and prepare our family of children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world.
  • Unique Features: Unquowa is a school where children are truly known and parents are actively engaged.
  • Our formal collaboration with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Connecticut Audubon Center and The Fairfield Museum and History Center provides robust resources for the school’s “learning by doing” approach and allows students to apply knowledge to purpose.
  • The Unquowa School hosts a farm camp and a variety of other summer programs on campus and serves as the summer home for Chamber Music Central, a classical ensemble program for students in Middle and High School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students203 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Unquowa School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies per grade
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
62%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chi Fit, Ski Club, Student Government, Yearbook, Yoga

School Notes

  • Mandarin Chinese and Spanish
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Studio Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Drama
  • Environmental Science
  • Daily P.E.
  • Robotics/Computer Technology

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  • Bridgeport
    Grades: K-8 | 72 students
    3 miles
    283 Lafayette Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (203)576-6773
    3 K-8
    72
  • Fairfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 176 students
    0.3 miles
    605 Stratfield Rd
    Fairfield, CT 06825
    (203)334-6271
    0.3 PK-8
    176
  • Bridgeport
    Grades: PK-8 | 241 students
    1.7 miles
    395 Anton St
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    (203)373-1552
    1.7 PK-8
    241
  • Trumbull
    Grades: K-12 | 450 students
    3.9 miles
    575 White Plains Rd
    Trumbull, CT 06611
    (203)261-6230
    3.9 K-12
    450
  • Fairfield
    Grades: PK-9 | 271 students
    3.4 miles
    2970 Bronson Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
    (203)259-2723
    3.4 PK-9
    271

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