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Kumon Math and Reading Center
2345 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Located in Fairfield Woods Plaza, Kumon Math and Reading Center is an after-school tutoring center. Kumon teachesMore students of all skill levels, from preschool students to college students, to master reading and math skills. Students take a placement test to determine their skill level, and then begin working at that level, gradually working their way up to more advanced work, one level at a time.  Kumon also has a special program for advanced students who are given work ahead of their grade level. Instruction is individualized, but on average students come twice a week. 
Kumon of Fairfield - South
1139 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Kumon is a nationwide tutoring and after school learning center with a location based in downtown Fairfield, locatedMore on Post Road at Patriot Plaza by the Brickwalk. Kumon offers numerous programs for students of all skill levels, from preschool to college students, to help improve and refine reading and math skills. Students take a placement test to determine their starting point, and then begin working at that level, gradually making their way up to more advanced work, one level at a time. Kumon also has a special program for advanced students who are given work ahead of their grade level. Instruction is individualized for each student. Some of Kumon's benefits include a sense of accomplishment that raises confidence and self-esteem, a positive attitude towards learning and improved concentration and study skills. Call to schedule a parent orientation meeting or check the main website for details on programs or services.
St. Thomas Aquinas School
1719 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

St. Thomas Aquinas School, which is next to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on the Post Road in downtown Fairfield, wasMore built in 1921.

The school originally consisted of only a three-story building, which now houses grades 1 through 4.

In 1955, a one-story addition was built onto St. Thomas Aquinas School and that addition is currently home to the school's pre-school, kindergarten, art and music programs, and school offices.

In the mid-2000s, St. Thomas built a gymnasium, middle-school classrooms and a multi-purpose room.

In 2007, the school added a science lab and new playground, and, in 2009, it added a new library and media center.

St. Thomas Aquinas School, governed by a School Advisory Board that is under the authority of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, says in its mission statement that the goal of the school is to provide children with academic excellence and a faith-filled Catholic environment and that it encourages students to reach their full potential by becoming lifelong learners. The school says that it teaches students to model Christ's message of love through its words and example.

The curriculum at St. Thomas for grades 1 through 8 consists of a basic course load with a strong focus on language arts, math and science and it's designed to integrate religion, humanities, history and foreign languages into a student's daily routine. Classes in physical education, art and computer science are spread throughout the week. Kindergarten students are taught a full-day phonics-based pre-reading program and are introduced to math concepts, simple science units, field trips, music, art and a basic introduction to religious education.

Tuition at the school in 2009-10 ranged from $5,254 for one child in the parish and $6,148 for one child not in the parish to $20,594 for a family with five children in the parish and $21,117 for a family with five children who are not in the parish.

Tuition for pre-school in 2009-10 was $3,726 for a 4-year-old child in the parish attending for three half-days, $4,166 for a 4-year-old child who is not in the parish attending for three half-days, $3,234 for a 3-year-old in the parish attending for two half-days and $4,062 for a 3-year-old not in the parish attending for two half-days.  

Greenfield Hill Church Nursery School
1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Greenfield Hill Church Nursery School, which opened in 1954, is located at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church,More 1045 Old Academy Road. The nursery school is non-sectarian and has always had an open-admissions policy.

The nursery school says its program for children ages 3 through 5 offers focused activities to stimulate and provide opportunities for growth and learning at each child's individual and developmental level.

The nursery school states that its goals are to create a warm and loving atmosphere where each child's uniqueness and creativity are encouraged; to provide a balanced program that involves the child in the excitement and joy of learning through play; to encourage children to follow individual interests; and to provide the opportunity to participate in group activities.

Activities include art, dramatic play, guided free play, manipulative toys, block play, music and movement specialists, nature study, language and literacy, outdoor play, and math and science.

Parent-teacher conferences are held in December and April or on an as-needed basis, and parents may visit the nursery school at any time.

Fees in 2009-10 were $2,815 for 3-year-olds who attend two days; $3,780 for 3-year-olds who attend three days; $4,795 for 4-year-olds who attend four days; $5,745 for 4-year-olds who attend five days; and $6,245 for pre-kindergarten (young 5 year olds.)

Parents cannot enter the parking lot at drop-off or dismissal because the parking lot is too small and children are hard to see when parents are driving sports utility vehicles. Parking is available on-street at those times.

The nursery school advises that it is a nut-free environment due to children with peanut allergies.

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