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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 350 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
350 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Wooster School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
DLI 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 score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Please see our website for dress guidelines, http://www.woosterschool.org/page.cfm?p=641)

Finances and Admission

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



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 350 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $23,666 for elementary schools and $32,627 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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