2023 Private School Guide - FairfieldMoms


Choosing the right school for our children is a big decision and we know that it can feel overwhelming as you consider the learning environment, school philosophies and curriculum that best suit your child.  The 2023 Private School Guide is a list of Private Schools right here in Fairfield and in our surrounding local towns.  Learn more about these schools, as well as gather information about their upcoming open houses!  Any questions or if you are interested in having your local private school included – email [email protected]


Christian Heritage School

575 White Plains Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

About our school:  Christian Heritage School is the #1 Christian School in Connecticut and educates students grade K-12. What often brings families to Christian Heritage School is the appeal of a welcoming community and an academic program with depth – where students are challenged each day to reason critically, take risks, dig deep, and respond biblically. The distinction of CHS is that our faith in Jesus Christ is the catalyst for excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the arts.

Open House:

Open House info: October 21st at 2pm
Register at
Contact: [email protected] #203-261-6230 ext.555


Fairfield Country Day School

2970 Bronson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

About our school: Fairfield Country Day School is a private all-boys school that prepares K-9 boys to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion.  FCDS is where young boys prepare to become leaders who Meet the Moment; high-achieving men of civility, dignity and honor who turn their purpose and passions into impact, choose a greater good over personal gain, and rise to every occasion with confidence, courage and compassion. Here, those moments could be an everyday event like delivering a speech, or a pivotal turning point like learning to accept defeat with deference and grace.

Open Houses:

  • Admission Open House:
    • Sunday, November 5th, 1pm – 3pm

Website:  www.fairfieldcountryday.org
Contact: Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (203) 259-2723


Green Farms Academy

35 Beachside Ave
Westport, CT 06880

About our school:  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.

Open House:

  • Admission Info: Open House and admission info can be found at www.gfacademy.org/admission or see below:
  • 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
  • Regular Coffee and Conversation in-person information sessions take prospective families through GFA, topic by topic, and are offered throughout the fall. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Website: http://gfacademy.org/
Contact: 203-256-7514 or email [email protected].



Hopkins School

986 Forest Road
New Haven, CT 06515

About our school: Set Your Curiosity Free. Hopkins School students are curious – they love to think and learn. Here each day, at the nation’s third oldest independent school, high-achieving students come to learn with an intellectual passion, challenging one another in a collective pursuit of excellence.

  • Small classes average just 12 students. More National Merit Scholar finalists than any other school in Connecticut, public or private.
  • Hopkins students are gifted scholars, but they are also talented leaders, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and more.
    • Students of color comprise almost 50% percent of our diverse, inclusive Hopkins family.
    • A dedicated faculty who are experts in their fields and love teaching and sharing their expertise with students

Open House: Please join us at Hopkins School for a virtual academic experience and a campus tour!

    • Sunday, October 22ndVisit campus for a student-led tour, meet faculty and engage with members of the Hopkins community.  •
    • Spaces are limited and reservations are required. Please register online at the Virtual Admission Center .
    • If you can’t join us in October, please contact us or visit the Virtual Admission Center for other times to visit and to apply to Hopkins. 

Website: https://www.hopkins.edu/
Contact: [email protected] or call (203) 397-1001




Hunt Ridge Montessori School

834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, CT 06824

About our school: Hunt Ridge Montessori School is located in the heart of Fairfield offering a traditional high-quality Montessori education to children between the ages of 2 years nine months through six years old. With our Montessori trained teachers, a proven curriculum and an environment that challenges the mind and sparks creativity, our program is the first stepping stone in creating a lifelong love of learning. Please visit our website, email us or call the school office to inquire more about our programs and schedule a tour of our school.

Open House:

  • Contact the school to set up a private tour to see the school and learn more about our programs

Website:  www.huntridgemontessori.com/
Contact: Kathleen Zwahlen | 203-254-1159 | Email: [email protected]


Notre Dame High School

220 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, CT

About our school:  Notre Dame prides itself on a strong academic program that challenges students and encourages them to develop critical thinking skills. Our students leave here prepared for college and the world beyond. Fueled by intellectual curiosity and a strong sense of ethics, they’re ready to learn, ready to serve, and ready to lead.

Website: https://www.notredame.org/

Contact: 203-372-6521 | Karen Guastelle, Director of Admissions



Pierrepont School

1 Sylvan Road North
Westport, CT 06880

About our school: Pierrepont School is a small co-educational K-12th independent school located in Westport, CT.  Our program offers rigorous 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 teachers are passionate scholars in their fields, our students are curious, willing to engage with complexity and are unafraid of learning.

Open House:

Website: http://www.pierrepontschool.org/
Contact: 203-226-1891 | Email: [email protected]

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

1719 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

About our school: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School welcomes children from Pre-K3 through 8th grade into a faith filled, nurturing environment with a community of families and faculty who are committed to helping our children to reach their full potential and become life-long learners. As creative, critical thinkers our graduates will be prepared to meet the demands of a changing world as self-confident, aware young men and women of faith and values.

Website: https://www.stasonline.net/
Contact:  203-255-0556 | Email [email protected]

The Southport School

The Southport School is an independent day school for students in grades 2 through 8 with language-based learning differences like dyslexia, and attention issues. We deliver transformative learning experiences by recognizing students’ individual strengths and providing personalized learning pathways that promote independent thinking, develop self-esteem and self-advocacy, and facilitate a successful transition for continued academic achievement. Located in Southport, Conn., The Southport School provides students with a 4:1 student-teacher ratio and a supportive environment where they can safely take risks, championed by an expert faculty using research and evidence-based approaches to learning.

Address: 214 Main Street Southport, CT 06890 
Phone Number: 203.254.2044


The Unquowa School

981 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

About our school: The Unquowa School is an independent, co-educational, PreK – 8th Grade school located in Fairfield, CT. Founded in 1917, the school’s mission is “…to develop, educate, and prepare our family of children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world.” Our graduates move on to high school with a love of learning, strong character and a deep confidence in their power to understand and make a difference in the larger world.

Open House:

  • Join us for our Take a Look Day on either Wednesday, October 18th or Wednesday, November 15th at 8:30am!
  • Register at unquowa.org/visit-unquowa

Website: https://unquowa.org/
Contact: 203-367-3151 | Email [email protected]


Villa Maria School

Since 1973, Villa Maria School has created an inclusive community where students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 with diverse learning profiles develop the skills leading to academic, social and emotional growth. Our students have diagnoses that include language-based learning disorders, auditory processing disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, ASD and ADHD.

Elise Brody, Director of Admissions, 203-322-5886, ext 104 or email admissions@villamariaschool.org

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Additional Private Schools


Assumption Catholic School

Fairfield Prep

Great Beginnings Montessori School

Lauralton Hall



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