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Stamford, CT
Students enrolled: 60
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2810 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903

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(203) 322-7191
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October 08, 2015
Thanks, Virginia, for creating such a wonderful environment for children to thrive. You instill a lifetime love of learning in children.

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Amount of homework: Don't know
October 08, 2015
We have only completed preschool so I couldn't advise on the amount of homework yet.

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October 08, 2015
My son completed the 2’s program at Canaan Ridge last year, and we are back for the 3’s program this year. We have found it to be an incredibly nurturing, wonderful place—just the right mix of a relaxed Montessori program with art and music that has provided him with a great introduction to school. My son loved doing daily well-planned art projects and enjoyed music lessons and story time. He loved his teachers and the principal and staff. Canaan Ridge has two beautiful playgrounds for sunny days and a large indoor play space when the weather is bad. Because of their small class sizes, they could tailor the teaching to each child and allow each child to progress according to his own abilities. For example, if a three-year-old showed interest in reading, a teacher worked individually with the child each day to foster their development. We also found the administration to be extremely flexible and accommodating.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2015
This school is perfect for elementary level and prepares well for middle school. The unique happy environment with excellent academics distinguishes this school from many. It is a Montessori school from nursery to the 1st Grade then the classroom environment is introduced. My children grew up loving going to school and loving to learn - what can be better?Close Quote

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October 03, 2015
It is an international school that values each child. Canaan Ridge lovingly instills the highest values of integrity and kindness creating a safe and nurturing environment for all children.

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October 03, 2015
A warm, nurturing environment in an idyllic setting. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of individual attention, academic focus and high standards of this school. Miss Virginia has cultivated a relaxed Montessori approach with a truly international philosophy. We are so grateful to be apart of Canaan Ridge, our son is thriving and happy. We are thrilled!

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June 03, 2015
Canaan Ridge has been the most wonderful experience for my son. It is such a nurturing environment with incredible facilities and people. He is excelling in math and reading at such a young age - we've really been impressed.

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April 15, 2015
What a great school--wonderful, loving teachers who really pay attention to the uniqueness of each child. My 4 year old son, who hated going to his previous school/daycare because of rough teachers (quoted from him), loves going to this school. This school is more academic and structured, and instills more discipline than his other school. The only downside is the lack of sense of community--parents don't know each other. Previous schools organized more parent social activities, which helped in this regard.

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October 19, 2011
This is a magical school where children develop a life long love of learning, a passion for understanding the environment and cultures around them. I am amazed by what my children have learned in just Pre-K (math (addition & subtraction), language (French, Mandarin), musical instruments and musical style recognition, basic science and nature, knowledge about other countries and cultures, - I could go on as it is amazing what they cover. Both my children love the school! The teachers create a nurturing non-pressurized classroom that allows each one to thrive. What a wonderful foundation! I would not send them anywhere else and it is worth the drive (we commute 25 minutes)! Wish is went beyond 3rd grade!!

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May 06, 2010
I cannot say enough terrific things about this school. It is a loving, nurturing environment filled with caring, experienced teachers. My pre-K son has has learned so much about art, music, different countries and cultures, plus how to read. And most importantly, he's been really happy there. I only wish the school went up to 12th grade!!

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February 23, 2010
I would not send my children anywhere else. I am proud to be a Canaan Ridge parent and am especially pleased with my son's development. He receives personal attention from all the teachers and thrives in the Canaan Ridge environment. The teachers are lovely, educated, and nurturing. Ms. Virginia, the principal, creates magic at this school. Canaan Ridge is exceptional. If you want the best for your children, you should look no further than Canaan Ridge.

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September 12, 2008
As a graduate of Ms. Sarvalon's school, it is a great honor to say that my development started early thanks to this institution. She and her staff sped my learning processes and facilitated my becoming a well balanced person. I have since been educated by the Jesuit's at Santa Clara University earning a bachelor's degree in Art History. I continued on to become a chef with the Culinary Institute of America. I can only now understand how her base teachings and ethical lessons compound her idealistic principals of concentration, sharing and expression. These lessons have deeply manifested themselves in my adult personality and enriched my life. I am now the steward of a property in Montana. As a graduate of one of her early classes, it is with great pleasure and adulation that I recommend her and the school with the highest esteem.

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2007
The Canaan Ridge School is a magical place. A longstanding experienced Headmistress adds a dimension to the academic and learning environment that is both innovative and nurturing. The emphasis on the world as a whole, not only the immediate community, introduces the children to a love of learning on a global scale. Arts and music are interwoven into the basic academic program providing a whole subject perspective to learning.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2006
I concur with the 2004 review of Canaan Ridge preschool - while Canaan Ridge has great facilities, impressive extracurricular activities, wonderful philosophy, and enthusiastic principal, it feels at times that the school spends more energy impressing the parents rather than caring for the students.

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October 20, 2005
I am the mother of three Canaan Ridge students from Kindergarten to First. As a protective parent, a critical reader of both curriculum and character, I give Canaan Ridge the highest possible rating. The principal, Virginia Sarvalon, and her staff (teaching and administrative) know each child in the school well. It's a nurturing environment for young children--with Virginia's own hawk-eye on each child's academic progress. In the context of a small, personal, warm place it would be difficult to imagine more rigorous academic standards. I am very, very happy my children are there and strongly recommend The Canaan Ridge school to other parents.

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April 12, 2005
In response to the June 2004 posting, I would like to say that as a parent of a child that required more than the ordinary school setting, my son thrived at Canaan Ridge. The teachers were always positive and consistent in their educational approach to all the children. Teachers were well trained in giving personalized attention to my child, who wanted help in going beyond regular curriculum but needed help in becoming more at home with early social skills such as taking turns and sharing. Canaan Ridge School remains my son s best educational experience to date.

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October 28, 2004
Our three children attended Canaan Ridge from nursery through kindergarten. The director and her teachers provide a nurturing enviroment combining education with music,art,dance from different parts of the world.The staff is caring and loving. The The school gave our children an excellent platform for their continuing studies in higher grades. We give the school the highest rating!

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June 27, 2004
Our experience was only preschool. Canaan Ridge has a lovely facility and setting. The 1-5 curriculum seems wordly and expressive. However the preschool teachers have very little experience. The staff therefor are challenged to handle any but the most cooperative and passive students. Administration is unsympathetic to special needs of any sort.

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August 26, 2003
I LOVE Canaan Ridge School. It is a wonderful introduction to both the scholastic and social experience for my child -- an excellent 'spring board' for elementary school. Creative programs abound and each child is viewed as an individual and treated accordingly. It is also exceedingly clean and well-organized and the play grounds are lovely.

- submitted by a parent
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The Canaan Ridge School
2810 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT  06903
(203) 322-7191
Last modified The Canaan Ridge School is a Private school that serves grades PK-4
The Canaan Ridge School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top