2023/2024 Private School & Preschool Guide - Newtown Moms

Selecting a Private School or Preschool Program for your child is no easy task. Our annual School Guide seeks to make this process a bit easier by providing you with a list of local programs. Scroll down to take a look at the list of Private Schools, followed by Preschool Programs. And as always, you can find open house dates on our calendar

The Wooster Difference is rooted in our history. Founded in 1926, we have always been a place where inclusivity, diversity, and personal relationships are paramount. Today, and in the face of technology-mediated and fast-paced world, we stay focused on what really matters: fostering the personal relationships that are the bedrock of students’ self-discovery and confidence. We do this in a school culture that redefines “rigor” to be reflective of a healthy reality: an authentic balance between our achievement culture and the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of every one of our students. 

Wooster’s Middle School is an inclusive 5th – 8th grade experience built around personal relationships. Every child is recognized for who he is, and every child finds success and builds foundational skills and confidence for the rest of their lives. 

Wooster’s Upper School builds on the foundation of Middle School, opening students to a bigger world where they increasingly assume ownership and responsibility for their own learning. By design, our program is built around tapping into students’ and teachers’ natural interests and curiosities, creating authentic motivation for learning. 

Wooster’s Bridge Program is a fully mainstream support program for neurodivergent students in grades 5-12. This “community within a community” is flexible and serves students with language-based, executive function, and attention-related learning differences. With caring teachers who double as mentors, every student discovers how he learns best, paving the way for success in Middle and High School, and beyond.

Discover how Wooster is thinking about school differently and setting its graduates up for success in the 21st century world.

Wooster School is located at 91 Miry Brook Road, Danbury, CT.

Imagine a beautiful school filled with materials and activities that are designed to cultivate a passion, calling to your child’s curiosity and imagination. 

Picture a community where children are surrounded by people who understand, encourage, and challenge their strengths. 

Envision a child learning each day, immersed in a culture of kindness and respect and a course of study based in scientific research appealing to personal growth and engagement. 

Now Enrolling for Fall 2024! We are a learning community serving children ages 15 months through 8th grade, Fraser Woods offers a Montessori program providing both a strong academic foundation as well as cultivating intellectual curiosity and engagement. We invite you to come visit and spend time in our earth-friendly Natural Playground, our state of the art MakerSpace and Fabrications Lab. Contact Admissions today by calling (203) 426-3390 ext. 305 or by filling out an Inquiry Form. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Fraser Woods Montessori School offers an exceptional experience on a unique 8 acre campus in Newtown, Connecticut. 

We invite you to come visit and spend time in our earth-friendly Natural Playground, our state of the art MakerSpace and Fabrications Lab. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Fraser Woods Montessori School is located at 173 South Main Street, Newtown, CT. Visit them on Instagram or Facebook.

About our program: At Greens Farms Academy (GFA) we empower students to do the hard, thrilling, essential work of shaping their own world, of building their own future. Our over 700 PreK–12 students come from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties and form an inclusive community that plays on 64 interscholastic athletic teams, participates in a robust service-learning program, and aspires to live by our school’s motto, “Each for All.” GFA cultivates curiosity and prepares students for an evolving world. And, this shifting reality is a challenge our school and community are fortunately well-positioned to tackle. Since 1925, Greens Farms Academy has graduated thousands of compassionate, enterprising, broad-minded women and men – people with the courage and vision to build a better tomorrow.

  • Admission Information: Open House and admission information can be found at gfacademy.org/admission or see below:
    • Middle and Upper School Open Houses:
      • Sunday, October 15th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
      • Sunday, December 3rd – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Lower School Open Houses:
      • Thursday, October 12th – 9:30am – 11:00am
      • Wednesday, December 6th – 9:30am – 11:00am
    • PreK and Kindergarten Explore Day:
      • Saturday, November 4 – 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Please join us for our Coffee and Conversation information sessions offered throughout the fall. Visit our website for the full schedule.
  • Website: Greens Farms Academy
  • Contact: Questions? Please call us at 203-256-7514 or email [email protected]

Greens Farms Academy is located at 35 Beachside Avenue, Westport, CT.

Discover the Waldorf Difference at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School: a community conned through learning. 

Our Early Childhood programs integrate play based learning and imitation with a strong connection to nature and to community. Our classrooms are warm, welcoming and full of wonder. We offer Parent-Child classes and Pre-K and Kindergarten programs 

We are the only Waldorf Grades school in Connecticut. Our Grades 1-8 programs center on learning through experience, art, movement, and connection. In a Waldorf School, students learn to create solutions rather than replicate them: to think rather than memorize. Our students grow into accomplished, engaged young people notable not only for their confidence, abilities, and interests, but for the profound human connections they form. 

Come learn more about Waldorf and visit our campus at these Enrollment and Community Events:

Early Childhood: Kindermorning Sample Class on September 28th, 9am-11:30am

Grades: Windows into Waldorf on October 16th, 8:45am-11am 

Community: Fall Fair & Puppet Show on October 28th, 10am-3pm 

OR: reach out to the Enrollment Office to schedule a tour: https://www.waldorfct.org/visit/

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is located at 40 Dodingtown Road, Newtown, CT.

  • About our program: Pierrepont School is a small co-educational K-12th independent school located in Westport, CT.  Our program offers classes taught by specialists in their fields and small class sizes. We focus on breadth and depth of course offerings for grades K to 12. Our curriculum emphasizes logical thinking, explores the origins of ideas, and favors primary source materials. Pierrepont is a gradeless environment that demands that intrinsic motivation drive its students in their learning. Our teachers are passionate scholars in their fields, our students are curious, willing to engage with complexity and are unafraid of learning.
  • Website: www.pierrepontschool.org
  • Contact info: For more information on our admissions process  please contact a member of our admissions team at   admissions@pierrepontschool.org or schedule a tour at http://www.pierrepontschool.org/admissions.

Pierrepont School is located 1 Sylvan Road North, Wesport, CT.


St. Rose School provides a stellar academic, faith focused education for children in Preschool-8th grade. A strong curriculum is enhanced by exceptional enrichment programs, an active Athletics program and dedicated, credentialed, experienced teachers and administrators who are committed to giving every child the tools needed to reach their God given potential. Highly successful alumni reference the foundation they received at St. Rose School as a key factor in their future educational, professional, family and community accomplishments. St. Rose School where students Bloom in mind, heart and soul.

Weekly tours are available by emailing [email protected]. Visit www.stroseschool.com to learn more.  A warm welcome awaits all!

St. Rose School is located at 40 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT.

Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit child care center serving children from 6 weeks through 6 years old.  At Merryhill, we are dedicated to providing the best childcare experience in Newtown for every age and stage of your child’s development.
​Our warm and inviting atmosphere feels like a home away from home with bright cheerful spaces that encourage learning, creativity and exploration. Our passionate and caring teachers are committed to making a difference in children’s lives. Our picturesque country setting has a beautiful backyard and playground, perfect for outdoor fun and games.
We believe that children thrive in an environment which provides support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths and interests, we guide them to explore the world around them, develop new abilities and form close relationships. For more information, please visit our website or contact Karen Serke, Center Director at 203-426-9847.
Merryhill Child Care Center is located at 49 Queen Street, Newtown, CT.

Wesley Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited preschool located right in the heart of Sandy Hook Village. Students at Wesley experience an integrated curriculum using “The Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards.”  A committed staff treats children as individuals encouraging them to learn at their own pace. Bright, cheerful classrooms and a large playground help foster learning through play.


We know how busy life can get. This is why we offer the flexibility to choose any number of days to send your child. You can send your child one day, five days – or any amount in between.

 For questions, please contact Diane Fuchs, Director by email at [email protected] or by phone at (203) 426-6149. Enrollment for September 2024 begins in January. Visit www.wesleylearningcenter.org today and take a virtual tour today!

Wesley Learning Center is located at 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT.

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