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Stamford, CT
Students enrolled: 146

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118 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903

(203) 329-8815
(203) 329-2913
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January 13, 2015
Our daughter has attended this wonderful school for 5 months, 5 days/mornings only she, my husband and I absolutely LOVE this school and teachers. We carefully toured 6 schools and chose TCS. Our daughter adores her school activities: playing in the sand and running areas, her individual lesson, yoga, block building, art, and forum. Reading stories and singing with teachers and friends is a highlight of her day. We enjoy the regular, family outings arranged by the class moms. It's a great chance to meet the other parents and watch your child play with others. My husband and I have been so pleased with this school, a perfect environment for our child, small and nurturing. The school provides opportunities to view your child through a one-way mirror during the school day. I have observed our daughter twice. Both times it was a great opportunity to see how my daughter thrives at her new school. She is just 3; so, her embracing and loving school is important to us and this is happening here.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2015
Wonderful! Wonderful early childhood school! We are so happy our daughter goes to The Children s School. She is a little over 4 years old and this is her second year. All the teachers and staff are very loving and kind! They know her so well and are always available to talk about her growth and accomplishments. Whether we have a question about friends or how to support her learning at home, it is easy to schedule a time to talk with a teacher who clearly has spent a great deal of one-on-one time with our daughter and has her best interests in mind. We are very grateful to be a part of The Children s School family.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2014
The Children s School truly is the "happy place" for our family. While my son receives an excellent education (my 5 year old is doing 2nd grade math and reading), I have made friendships that will last my lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
I have been a parent at The Children s School for over 8 years. I now have three children who have attended (one is still at the school) and have considered having more kids just to prolong my time as a member of this fabulous community. This is more than a school, it is a community and a family. I drive over 30 minutes each way so that my children can experience this wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2014
The Children's School is exactly what its name indicates...focused on the children. The positive language they use with the children, the carefully prepared classroom, and loving teachers all make this a nurturing community for young children. The way that they can individualize for each child is unmatched. The hands-on materials make learning a concrete experience that resonates with children and allows them to soar. The bottom line is that The Children's School is a gift for parents and children alike. This is a school that will help your child blossom into a lifelong learner. My children and I couldn't be happier! I just wish it went through 5th (make that 8th) grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
Pretentious, feels more like a country clubby environment than a school. Seems very rigid in their approach to teaching very little kids, the teachers sound like they follow a step by step guide instead of using their own creativity. Not impressed.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2014
my first impression was a calm, inviting environment for young children. No screaming or fighting kids - but then I realized that there was something very off about the school. There was no excitement at all. The staff were extremely polite and friendly except for the director- Betsy McGowan. She was much more focused on the parents in the group that had connections with the school. They even got a special package and tour. . She mentioned they don't use instruments in class because she doesn't like noise. I literally was ushered out and she yanked a toy out of my child's hands. She lsaid "we don't screen children here. We accept kids based on whether we like the parents and if they like us". Everyone has a different parenting style. But if you put your child in a place that suffocates creativity, excitement and even humor- what kind of a child will you bring up? I'm sure the school gets plenty of applications from parents duped enough by Betsy's aloof presence and the $15k vs $30k tuition but if you want your child excited about life- don't put them in a school that will only promote dull conformity.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
Revolutionizing education! Incredible philosophy and community. Have only heard and experienced great things. The teacher are great and the children graduate with such a love for learning

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
Admission process is not transparent and is shrouded in mystery. A clear waiting list is never shared which makes me wonder if the process is biased.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2012
Fabulous school! Our son is returning for his third year (1st grade). The teachers are incredibly thoughtful, cheerful and capable. Teachers regularly observe one another and are required to praise and constructively criticize one another. The results are amazing. I wish all schools worked this way. Children are loved and taught as individuals. Every child gets a daily one-on-one lesson with a teacher. Classes in art, yoga, social studies, science, music, dance/movement, Spanish, chess (K+), plus math/reading/logical reasoning and unstructured outdoor time. The buildings and campus are beautiful, with lots of natural light and large rooms that allow children to roam freely and choose which activities they're interested in. Drop-off and pick-up can require 10-minute waits while cars loop around the long driveway. Experts come to talk with parents several times a year (some of these lectures are open to the public). The main problem is that it ends at 2nd grade and kids eventually must leave. And only a half-day program for 3-year-olds.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
My son finished his first year at The Children's School (TCS) and it was a wonderful experience for him, as well as the entire family. It's an exceptionally nurturing school and addresses the whole child. My husband and I could not have imagined a more special place for our son.

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November 14, 2007
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The Children's School
118 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT  06903
(203) 329-8815
Last modified The Children's School is a Private school that serves grades PK-2
The Children's School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top