A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, Private Schools, & Tutoring Services in Fairfield County

daycares, preschools, and private schools

Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in a unique way. We’ve compiled our sixth annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, Private Schools, & Tutoring Services in Fairfield County. We hope to provide you with the opportunity to research the perfect fit for your family’s needs. We are thrilled to provide this resource whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation, or otherwise. Please support our sponsors!


Schoolhouse Adacemy

At Schoolhouse Academy, your child will be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Your child’s learning will accelerate to new heights through project-based and hands-on learning, STEM and art-focused curriculum, strategic tutoring, mastery-based education, subject expert teachers, and advanced 3D technology. All at an affordable tuition. Situated on 14 acres with an athletic field, gymnasium, and outdoor trails, their new campus will welcome students in August 2024. They are now enrolling kindergarten through 8th grade. Learn more and join their interest list.


Christian Heritage School
Christian Heritage School is a K-12 Christian school located in Trumbull, Connecticut. CHS was founded in 1977 to assist parents in providing their children with a robust education infused with a God-centered world and life view. What often brings families to Christian Heritage School is the appeal of a welcoming community and an academic college-preparatory program with depth – where students are challenged each day to reason critically, take risks, dig deep, and respond biblically. The distinction of CHS is that their faith in Jesus Christ is the catalyst for excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the arts. They welcome you to visit for an on-campus tour to see the difference at CHS!


KIng School

At King School, they don’t believe the smartest person in the room is the one with all the answers; it’s the one with all the questions. They welcome the curious ones who aren’t afraid to ask why, to try something new, to get it wrong before they get it right. They look for open minds and courageous thinking. They believe in the power of wonder. This begins with students becoming agents in their learning. When students are exploring, reflecting, questioning, evaluating, making connections — and teachers are creating and guiding these moments of discovery — students are truly learning. This is what is called inquiry-based learning and what King does at every grade level and in every discipline. Students develop a research mindset and apply that approach to all subjects. From discovering the world around them in pre-kindergarten to crafting complex and multidisciplinary senior projects, King students embrace learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Every aspect of the King experience prioritizes and optimizes engagement — from the wide variety of active, immersive learning experiences to intentional efforts to reach every student. True engagement at King is the entire community’s commitment to excellence in learning. They believe in the power of community that celebrates multiple backgrounds and perspectives. Students come from 40 different towns. They are a global community with more than 70 countries represented. There is no one type of student at King. Students have multiple interests and the school offers opportunities to explore them. They know that wondering minds go further. The world is rapidly changing; they might not know what the future will bring, but they know they’ll be ready to succeed and better prepared to better the world!


From the one’s program to a licensed kindergarten class, Green’s Farms Nursery School provides a joyful learning environment that celebrates individualized, developmentally appropriate learning through play. Brand new, light-filled, spacious classrooms are whimsically appointed, setting the stage for rich, meaningful learning experiences guided by nurturing, experienced early childhood education professionals. Join them for a beautiful new chapter in 2024-25!


Villa Maria

For 50 years, Villa Maria School has believed in the extraordinary capabilities of every student. Their small, thoughtfully designed classes ensure that each student receives the individualized attention they need to succeed. With a team of dedicated and skilled teachers, they create an inclusive and supportive environment where students who have diagnoses that include language-based learning disorders, auditory processing disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, ASD, and ADHD realize their potential by developing meaningful relationships and engaging in lifelong learning through skill development.



A smart place to be curious. Hopkins School is an independent, gender-inclusive, college-preparatory day school for grades 7-12. Students learn academic essentials and 21st-century skills needed for future success, including digital literacy, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making. Hopkins also offers many opportunities to participate and excel in arts and athletics. Since 1660, Hopkins has provided students with an exceptional education, and they hope you will take the time to visit their website and learn more!


United Methodist Preschool, located conveniently on South Avenue in New Canaan, CT provides an enriching, hands-on, play-based preschool experience for children ages 2-5. At UMPS, they understand and respect the importance of the early years in shaping confident and kind individuals. Their dedicated teachers foster a caring environment that encourages children to develop a sense of responsibility, creative self-expression, confidence, and compassion. Their innovative S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace runs on child-driven creativity and curiosity. In this space, they work on long-term projects and can imagine, construct, improve, dismantle, and redesign. UMPS is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited preschool.


St. Thomas Aquinas

Founded in 1921 and located in Fairfield, Connecticut, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School strives for academic excellence in a faith-filled Catholic environment that encourages children from Pre-K3 through 8th grade to reach their full potential and to become lifelong learners. By word and example, they teach students to model Christ’s message of love. “The St. Thomas Aquinas community is sincerely committed to the total development and well-being of the kids. The good feelings here are infectious!” – Joseph, a current St. Thomas parent. Visit St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic school and experience the amazing community of families, students, and faculty.


Christ Church
CCNS is a play-based and nature-focused program serving children 2-5 years of age. They aim to help children develop natural curiosity and respect for the environment by providing opportunities to play and learn through interactions with nature whenever possible. Social, emotional, and pre-academic skills are taught in a playful and developmentally appropriate manner that correlates with the children’s interests. The program offers science, music, and Spanish as part of the regular school day.


My Tutor and Me
For over 20 years, My Tutor and Me has helped students achieve academic and admissions goals. They specialize in test prep for college and private school admissions and the AP math and science exams. Instructors hold degrees from Yale, Princeton, UChicago, and other top schools. Outside of test prep, they tutor students in classroom subjects, including math through calculus, science through the college level, and the humanities. They also work with younger students to improve fundamental math, science, and literacy skills to fill in gaps and support later success.


The Harvey School
At The Harvey School, joy matters. Simply put, students who are happy thrive. They want students to love school, be engaged in the classroom, form strong relationships with their teachers and peers, and challenge themselves. With their commitment to small class sizes, their welcoming and diverse community cultivates each student’s strengths through academics, the arts, athletics, community service, and global understanding. They personalize each student’s educational journey to be as unique as they are. There’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference in the world. Located in Katonah, NY, Harvey is a college-preparatory school for grades 6 through 12 with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12.


Literacy and Beyond Tutoring

Literacy and Beyond is a private tutoring service specializing in reading, writing, and executive functioning skills. Melissa Ettinger, owner of the company, is a Fairfield County-based educator who has been working for over 20 years as a special education teacher, a classroom teacher, and an education consultant. Melissa understands that each student has a unique way of learning, and she prioritizes the child’s educational and emotional needs. Melissa adapts her teaching to each child’s learning style while helping build their confidence and making learning enjoyable. Work together with Literacy and Beyond Tutoring to give your child the support they need to thrive academically!

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