Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

The Children's School

Private | PK-2 | 35 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Stamford

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $670,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted 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


Posted October 29, 2013

The Children's School is a wonderful school for young children. We have two sons (they are complete opposites) who attended TCS and the School did an amazing job nurturing their different learning styles. The teachers knew our boys incredibly well and developed individual programs to best support each child's needs. We always had a clear understanding of what our boys were experiencing in the classroom through conversations with teachers and observation sessions where we watched our boys through a one-way mirror learning and playing. Parents also meet with the head of school each year for a "video conference." Together, you review segments of your child's lessons and play time and talk about their progress. The open communication with the school was a great comfort when our three-year-olds were going to school for the first time. TCS also offers many parenting resources. From hosting speakers who address important parenting issues to setting up meetings with specialists, TCS helps parents think about their role and responsibility and be the best that they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted May 4, 2013

Not worth the tuition. Very over hyped. All communication feels scripted. Terrible transition experience, no written records etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 8% 13%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (203) 329-2913

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Montessori

Resources

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

118 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Phone: (203) 329-8815

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Northeast School
Stamford, CT


Holy Spirit School
Stamford, CT






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT