The Long Ridge School

Admissions FAQ

    • Steps for Admission

      • Inquire by phone or website.
      • Parent Visit: Open House or Individual Tour.
      • Apply: Applications accepted all year. Class size is limited, so it is advantageous to apply early. Applicants must be age appropriate for grade by August 31.
      • Student Visits:
        – Beginner and Nursery applicants visit briefly in the classroom with their parents.
        – Kindergarten through Grade 5 applicants visit the classroom in the morning and complete an individual screening with our Learning Specialist.
      • Submit Teacher Recommendations and Report Cards.

      Please visit our Admissions page for more info.

    • When are open house visits scheduled?

      Open House Date – Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 2 p.m.

    • What is Life After LRS?

      The Long Ridge School specializes in providing a challenging and joyful education for the early childhood and elementary school years. Our graduates go on to succeed in a variety of area independent and public schools. The Head of School and your child’s teachers will partner with your family throughout the process to complete application requirements and find the best match for your child. Through the strength of our alumni, The Long Ridge School has built a reputation with area schools for graduating prepared and competitive sixth-grade candidates who continue as outstanding students in their new schools.

      Life After Long Ridge

    • Before School Care for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students:

      Drop-off starts at 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Arts & Athletic Center

    • After School Care for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students:

      Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. for $35/day

    • After School Activities:

      Monday-Friday until 4:30 p.m. Priced according to activity

    • Nursery Extended Day Option

      Monday-Friday (chose 1 – 5 days)

      11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    • Busing for Stamford & NY Residents:

      Busing available for all Stamford residents via town school buses.

      Busing available for New York residents via town school buses within 15 miles of The Long Ridge School. Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC) drop off location is available for Stamford bus students only. Stamford YMCA drop off location is available with annual YMCA memberships only.

    • Diversity at LRS

      The Long Ridge School is committed to a student body that is economically, ethnically, and socially diverse. The Long Ridge School admits boys and girls of any race, color, national or ethnic origin. LRS is proud to have a community with 47% diversity.

    • LRS Accommodations

      The Long Ridge School is not a special needs school and is unable to provide individualized educational programs for students with severe physical, cognitive or mental disabilities. The School does comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations to known disabilities of a student to assist the student in meeting the academic and behavioral performance standards of the School. Parents of students needing such accommodations should advise the Head of School, and the School will undertake an interactive process, involving the student’s parents, health care providers, and school faculty and staff to determine appropriate accommodations. Such accommodations may include restructuring work assignments and modifying the testing environment. No accommodation shall fundamentally alter the School’s educational program, and all students, regardless of disability, will be held to the Schools standards for academic achievement and personal conduct.

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