I have three children at Stanwich School. Stanwich School has been our first choice of schools in Greenwich since 2006 and still is today. We wanted and receive an education for our children that kept them challenged and inspired. We are getting that. We are parents that value doing good for others, building good businesses and raising children that are passionate and positive about life. Stanwich is amazing for families that believe in making the world a better place. It is a community based school. Our sign of success comes from the feedback we receive about about our children from adults in all situations outside of school. We attribute that success to being value minded parents and Stanwich School. This School is a great fit for families that care about the world they live in. Lucky us to be part of Stanwich.
The Stanwich School is not just an excellent school, it's a special place for children and parents to experience top notch academics delivered in
thoughtful and meaningful ways. Because it's more than an education, Stanwich delivers a well-rounded learning experience by also focusing on values and community. Honesty and integrity are just some of the values that are instilled in the students. Stanwich is a truly special place for families to experience. Our child attends the Lower School and his confidence and abilities have grown tremendously during the school year. His new thirst for knowledge has continued through the summer. The academics, administration, sense of community and attention to the students in the Lower School has accelerated his abilities and aptitude beyond our expectations. The Head of the Lower School, along with the teachers and administration should be commended for their dedication to the students because it's obvious in the results we've seen in our child as well as his classmates.
As a Father, Community Member and a product of an independent school, I felt it my obligation to finally sit down and write a review. Two of my children attended Stanwich. It was a sad and disappointing experience. Both of my children are bright, academically Stanwich met their needs. It was not nurturing and there were children in their classes who had serious behavioral issues. Class sizes differed greatly, as did the ratio of boys to girls. After school programs were offered the day school started. Teachers for the most part were good. We felt the school itself was not well run, especially for our child in the Lower School. We did not feel the person in charge of the Lower School was genuine or hands on. We now are aware a few good teachers have left the school. We are fortunate our children were accepted at another school, however, the transcript process was frustrating. They were sent in late, almost a month and a half after the teachers had submitted them to the office. I can understand how it must feel to be handed paperwork for another school, however, it is the decision of the family where to send their child to school. I wish more thought had been put into why we didn't want to stay, rather than the numerous calls about how Stanwich was the right school for us, or the tuition they were losing. There was no genuine conversation, more of a sales pitch. Our community needs Stanwich, I do hope they are able to find a strong Head of School. It certainly has a lot of potential in a great community.
Since Stanwich abides by the Stanwich 7 (Judeo-Christian principles), the children are expected to act accordingly. Highly recommended if your child is a high achiever. Great teachers, very committed to the kids.
Academic rigor is a hallmark of the school, so persistence and determination are necessary traits to do well at the school. Good study skills and a respect for completed and well- prepared homework is shared by this whole community