THE CHILDREN'S SCHOOL

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118 SCOFIELDTOWN RD
STAMFORD, CT 06903
Phone: 203-329-8815
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 3rd Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 7:1
  • Students/Grade: 29
  • Number Students: 145
  • Number Teachers: 15
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Maureen Murphy
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (8 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (7 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-30
    "my first impression was a calm, inviting environment for young children. No screaming or fighting kids - but then I realized that there was something very off about the school. There was no excitement at all. The staff were extremely polite and friendly except for the director- Betsy McGowan. She was much more focused on the parents in the group that had connections with the school. They even got a special package and tour. . She mentioned they don't use instruments in class because she doesn't like noise. I literally was ushered out and she yanked a toy out of my child's hands. She lsaid "we don't screen children here. We accept kids based on whether we like the parents and if they like us". Everyone has a different parenting style. But if you put your child in a place that suffocates creativity, excitement and even humor- what kind of a child will you bring up? I'm sure the school gets plenty of applications from parents duped enough by Betsy's aloof presence and the $15k vs $30k tuition but if you want your child excited about life- don't put them in a school that will only promote dull conformity."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-29
    "The Children's School is a wonderful school for young children. We have two sons (they are complete opposites) who attended TCS and the School did an amazing job nurturing their different learning styles. The teachers knew our boys incredibly well and developed individual programs to best support each child's needs. We always had a clear understanding of what our boys were experiencing in the classroom through conversations with teachers and observation sessions where we watched our boys through a one-way mirror learning and playing. Parents also meet with the head of school each year for a "video conference." Together, you review segments of your child's lessons and play time and talk about their progress. The open communication with the school was a great comfort when our three-year-olds were going to school for the first time. TCS also offers many parenting resources. From hosting speakers who address important parenting issues to setting up meetings with specialists, TCS helps parents think about their role and responsibility and be the best that they can be."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-24
    "Revolutionizing education! Incredible philosophy and community. Have only heard and experienced great things. The teacher are great and the children graduate with such a love for learning"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-24
    "Admission process is not transparent and is shrouded in mystery. A clear waiting list is never shared which makes me wonder if the process is biased."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-04
    "Not worth the tuition. Very over hyped. All communication feels scripted. Terrible transition experience, no written records etc."
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