The Long Ridge School

At our private school serving the Stamford, Greenwich, and New Canaan, CT areas, our teachers help each child build a confident sense of self as a unique and capable person in the world and foster caring and respectful interactions within the classroom community. Our programs nurture intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and creative expression, and our children become active and joyful learners who are eager to make sense of the world around them.


The Beginners program at The Long Ridge School offers a warm start for children who are two, turning three years of age. We have the advantage of being a part of wider school environment providing the children with the benefit of resources including music, library, and physical education, which form a regular part of our program. Outdoor play and exploration of our wooded campus is part of the daily routine. Our teachers offer a warm and caring environment for these youngest of learners, fostering respectful social interactions within the classroom community, in a manner consistent with developmental norms and expectations. The program we follow at our private school nurtures intellectual curiosity, collaboration, creative expression, and, as appropriate, the development of expressive language. Our children become active and joyful learners who are eager to make sense of the world around them.


The Nursery program for 3s and 4s builds a child’s confident sense of self as a unique and capable person in the world. The nursery school for threes and fours strives to create a learning environment sparked and sustained by collaborative play and supported risk-taking. Long Ridge School teachers work with each child’s distinct social, intellectual, creative, and physical development to inspire a sense of curiosity and wonder and build confidence as a learner.

Benefits of Nursery Schools

More and more parents are opting to send their kids to nursery schools as they are becoming more aware of the benefits these institutions have on their children. Advantages of attending nursery school include:

  • Provide a foundation for learning – Children are curious and observant of the world around them and want to learn certain things that their family members can do. Teachers at nursery schools provide children with games and activities to help them acquire necessary skills.
  • Skill development – Children who attend nursery schools develop these academic and social skills which have helped them become headstrong adults. Children will learn to explore, communicate with their friends, and learn to do things for themselves, which will help them in the future.
  • Become successful adults – Studies have shown that children enrolled in nursery school at an early age have a high chance of graduating and earning a well-paying job as these private schools provide children with strong skills they need later in life.
  • Structured setting – A structured setting is a great way for your children to learn how to follow instructions, take turns, and share the teacher’s attention, which will help children during their school years.

If you are searching for a private school in the Stamford, Greenwich, or New Canaan, CT areas, rely on The Long Ridge School. We strive to provide your children with the skills they need to become successful students and lifelong learners. Contact us today to enroll your child.



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Please read the Long Ridge School Reopen Plan. Our Admissions team is still accepting Applications for select classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

Long Ridge School Reopen Plan 2020-2021

The Long Ridge School has reopened September 2020 for all students in K-5 attending five days a week with a full-day schedule, and Nursery students following their normal schedule.