Wooster School

  • Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
  • Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from Pre-K through grade 12.
  • A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively.
  • At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Wooster School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesDLI Advanced Chemical Applications, DLI Advanced Physics, DLI Art and the Making of Meaning, DLI Calculus 1, DLI Calculus 2, DLI Complexity and Life, DLI Europe in the Short 20th Century, DLI Literature of the Outsider, DLI Spanish Culture and Film, DLI Statistics and Big Data, DLI The Essay, DLI The Story, DLI Thermal and Statistical Physics, DLI US History: Cultural Calamity and American Resolve
Average SAT score1211
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Please see our website for dress guidelines, http://www.woosterschool.org/page.cfm?p=641)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition depends on grade level: Pre-K $20,850 up to $35,650 for Grades 9-12

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Big Brother Big Sister, Business Club, Dance Club, MakerSpace, Mindful Club, Physics Club, Public Speaking, Writing Club, Year Book

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music

School Notes

Why Wooster?  
At Wooster School, our learning environment is built on the bedrock of relationships because we know that people learn best when they feel physically, intellectually and emotionally safe. Through our small class groupings (5 15 students) students learn to develop relationships with teachers and fellow students that allow them to best develop their own intellectual and emotional intelligence. While developing "academic skills" like reading, writing, and computation is an important part of our mission, our ultimate goal is to produce independent thinkers who can use those skills to observe, analyze, understand, collaborate and create in multiple contexts. We don`t just want to create "academic rigor" for our students, but rather want students who build skills and pursue intellectual rigor through our academic programs. We also recognize that if we aspire to produce independent, successful, young adults who have an emerging sense of purpose, we need to teach our students at all levels how to use their developing skills and dispositions in the service of the communities within which they live and work. As such, an emphasis on the whole life of the Wooster school community, and the roles and responsibilities of students as community members, has been intrinsic to our culture since our founding in 1926.
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