The Long Ridge School

Learn More About Our Preschool Nursery & Beginners Programs

Serving the Stamford, Greenwich, and New Canaan, CT areas, The Long Ridge School is excited to announce that we have reopened for the 2020-2021 school year with our beginners and nursery school students following their normal schedule. To learn more about our reopen plan, please click here. Whether you are a current member of our community or are new to The Long Ridge School and would like to set up a virtual classroom tour, we are honored that you have chosen us to begin your child’s academic journey.

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 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.

Advantages 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. Our teachers  provide children with games and activities to help them acquire necessary skills.
  • Skill development – Children will develop these academic and social skills which will help 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 – The Nursery program provides 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, quality nursery 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 request a virtual campus tour or to learn more about how you can enroll your child in our beginners or nursery programs.



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