District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in New Canaan School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in New Canaan School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in New Canaan School District

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Parent / Guardian
September 26, 2023
This is a true gem school which a simple average rating by anonymous reviewers would do its just. Talk to principals and teachers during open houses. Check out facilities, academics (rich AP... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
November 22, 2022
I went through the New Canaan School District from Preschool to 12th Grade i Graduated in 2018 NCPS is the Best School District in the state for People that want to work in education or move their... More
Parent / Guardian
December 05, 2021
Having moved to South School when our daughter was in 1st grade, we have the experience at another local school (in a neighboring town) to compare to. Our daughter (now in 5th) flourished at South and... More
Review for South School
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