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Hunt Ridge Montessori School
834 Brookside Dr, Fairfield, CT 06824

Hunt Ridge Montessori School, located on the grounds of St. Pius X Church at 834 Brookside Drive, was founded in 1983More and is one of two Montessori schools in Fairfield (the other is on the grounds of First Church Congregational on Beach Road.)

Hunt Ridge Montesorri School is open to children from 3 years of age through 6 years of age.

The school is in the process of building a Web site.

Activities and equipment in the school include the Montessori curriculum, foreign language, a Suzuki piano, a creative movement class, Montessori materials and American-Montessori-trained teachers.

Tuition in 2009-10 was $7,650 for a half day (3- and 4-year-olds) and $8,650 for a full day (5- and 6-year-olds.)

Stratfield School
1407 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Stratfield School, built in 1929, is one of the town's 11 public elementary schools and is also the town's oldestMore public elementary school.

Stratfield School is now undergoing an $18 million expansion and renovation. Before the expansion, Stratfield School had a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 399 students, 21 permanent classrooms and four portable classrooms. The expansion is designed to add eight classrooms onto Stratfield School and to increase its capacity to 500 students.

Stratfield School's enrollment in the 2009-10 school year is 494 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 496 students in the 2010-11 school year. Enrollment in 2014-15 is projected to be 453 students.

Students who graduate from Stratfield School attend Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

Stratfield School's principal is Thomas Pesce.

Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built in 2003, is the town's newest and largest middle school and was built so the townMore could reopen a high school in the building that used to house Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

From 1998 to 2003, Roger Ludlowe Middle School operated in the former Roger Ludlowe High School building, which, in 2003, became Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built to house 875 students, is now next door to Fairfield Ludlowe High School on the 50-acre Ludlowe campus, which also includes Sturges Park, a 12-acre town-owned property which is used by the girls' softball team at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and which features Brown's Hill, a popular venue for sledding.

Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment in 2009-10 is 966 students (March 2010 figure) and enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,063 students in the 2012-13 school year and to drop to 1,040 students in 2014-15.

The town in the spring of 2010 is wrestling with how to accommodate its growing middle school population, and plans have been brought forward to expand Fairfield Woods Middle School, which is the smallest of the town's three middle schools.

Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment projections assume the "feeder pattern" of students from elementary schools to middle schools does not change and that the Board of Education does not approve a new redistricting plan.

Fifty-four percent of students who graduate from Roger Ludlowe Middle School attend Fairfield Ludlowe High School next door; the remaining 46 percent attend Fairfield Warde High School on Melville Avenue.

Roger Ludlowe Middle School's principal is Glenn Mackno, and the school's mascot is the bulldog.

Osborn Hill School
760 Stillson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Osborn Hill School, 760 Stillson Road, is one of the town's 11 public elementary schools.

Built in 1957,More Osborn Hill School has 22 permanent classrooms and a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 420 students.

The town in late 2009 installed a pre-fabricated addition of five classrooms onto Osborn Hill School to accommodate its growing enrollment, which was identified as 547 students as of March 2010.

The most recent projections (November 2009) estimate Osborn Hill School's enrollment will peak at 568 students in the 2011-12 school year and then fall to 547 students in 2014-15.

Osborn Hill is the elementary school with the highest number of students in the 2009-10 school year. Students who graduate from Osborn Hill School attend Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

The principal at Osborn Hill School is Alan Lipman.

Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Fairfield Warde High School, whose building was built in 1955, has been three public high schools over the past 55More years.

The high school was known as Andrew Warde High School from 1956 to 1986 when it was one of two public high schools in town.

When the town closed Roger Ludlowe High School in 1987, leaving the town with only one public high school, Andrew Warde High School was renamed Fairfield High School.

In the late 1990s, the town, reacting to enrollment projections that forecast 2,600 to 2,800 public high school students in 2012-13, decided to reopen the old Roger Ludlowe High School in 2003, and Fairfield High School was renamed Fairfield Warde High School.

Enrollment at Fairfield Warde High School is 1,280 students (March 2010 figure) and is projected to peak at 1,513 students in 2015-16. The capacity at Fairfield Warde High School is listed at 1,400 students.

Some of the notable alumni of the high school include Richard Belzer, an actor and graduate of Andrew Warde High School in 1962; J.J. Henry, a professional golfer who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1993; John Mayer, a musician who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1995; and James Blake, a professional tennis player who graduated from Fairfield High School in 1997.

Advanced placement classes at the high school in 2009-10 included computer science, economics (micro and macro), English language and composition, English literature and composition, calculus AB, calculus BC, statistics, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, U.S. history, modern European history, U.S. government and politics, American studies, French, Latin, Spanish and studio art.

The mascot at Fairfield Warde High School is the mustang.

Riverfield School
1625 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Riverfield School, built in 1959, is one of the town's 11 public elementary schools.

Riverfield School has aMore bricks-and-mortar capacity of 399 students, and the school's 466 students (March 2010 figure) attend classes in 22 permanent classrooms and five portable classrooms.

Riverfield's enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to be at its peak in the 2009-10 school year and to drop to 409 students in 2014-15.

Students who graduate from Riverfield School attend Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

Riverfield School's principal is Paul M. Toaso.

Fairfield Country Day School
2970 Bronson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield Country Day School, a private day school for boys in kindergarten through ninth-grade, is located on aMore 25-acre campus in Fairfield's Greenfield Hill neighborhood.

FCDS was founded in 1936 and originally was located on Unquowa Road in downtown Fairfield. In 1949, FCDS needed more space and acquired the Bronson estate on Bronson Road, which is the current home of the school. The school's historic main building was originally the home of Timothy Dwight, who was a minister at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church and then president of Yale University. A public elementary school in Greenfield Hill that was built in 1962 is named after Timothy Dwight.

Fairfield Country Day School is incorporated in the state of Connecticut and is governed by a 22-member board of trustees. Tuition at the school, in 2009-10 was $28,200 a year for kindergarten through third-graders, $29,000 a year for fourth- through sixth-graders, and $30,200 a year for seventh- through ninth-graders. Financial aid is available.

The school's mascot is the crusader.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened in the fall of 2003 as a second public high school in town when enrollmentMore projections forecast that the town would have from 2,600 to 2,800 high school students in 2012-13.

The high school opened in a building that had housed Roger Ludlowe High School, which closed in 1987, and Roger Ludlowe Middle School from 1998 to 2003.

Before the town opened Fairfield Ludlowe High School, it built a 200,000-square-foot building on the Ludlowe campus which is now home to Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School initially had only freshmen and sophomores and was considered at that time as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School on Melville Avenue, which was the only high school in town after Roger Ludlowe High School closed in 1987. The high school on Melville Avenue was renamed Fairfield Warde High School after Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened.

Enrollment at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is 1,423 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,844 students in 2015-16.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 1,400 students, and its building was built in 1949. The building underwent a complete renovation before Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened for the 2003-04 school year.

Advanced placement courses at Fairfield Ludlowe High School include Computer Science, Economics (micro and macro), English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Modern European History, U.S. Government and Politics, American Studies, French, Latin, Spanish and Studio Art.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School's headmaster is David M. Ebling and its mascot is the falcon.

McKinley School
60 Thompson St, Fairfield, CT 06825

McKinley School, 60 Thompson St., is one of the town's newest and largest elementary schools.

McKinleyMore School is also the town's most diverse elementary school - so much so, that the state Board of Education in 2006 ordered the Fairfield Board of Education to reduce the percentage of minority students at McKinley School so the percentage would be more comparable to the town's other 10 public elementary schools.

Built in 2003, McKinley School has 470 students (March 2010 figure), which includes 20 in a pre-kindergarten program, and a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 504 students.

Enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to be at its peak in the 2009-10 school year and was projected to drop to 393 students in 2014-15.

Students who graduate from McKinley School attend Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

McKinley School's principal is Dale Bernardoni.

Black Rock Nursery School
3685 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825

Black Rock Nursery School, established in 1969, is located on the campus of Black Rock Congregational Church at 3685More Black Rock Turnpike.

The nursery school, open to children ages 2 through 5, states that its goal is to provide a safe and happy environment for pre-schoolers, while, at the same time, through work and play, sharing Christian values with them.

Black Rock Nursery School, which has 125 childen, provides a spiritual component in its curriculum and the school's Web site says that children will learn that God made the world and all that is in it, that Jesus is the Savior and that Jesus loves them. Special times are set aside for Bible stories, prayers, table graces and songs of praise.

Free play includes blocks, art, dress-up, kitchen corner, story corner, play-dough, puzzles, games, easel painting, cooking, simple science experiments and beginning writing activities.

Black Rock Nursery School offers classes for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds and a pre-kindergarten program for 5-year-olds. Classes are from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and an extended lunch bunch program, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., is offered for 4- and 5-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The nursery school is open from Monday through Friday. Two-year-olds attend two days a week, 3-year-olds attend two or three days a week, 4-year-olds attend three or four days a week, and 5-year-olds attend five days a week.

The student-to-teacher ratio is 4 to 1 for 2-year-olds; 6 to 1 for 3-year-olds; and 8 to 1 for 4- and 5-year-olds.

Burr Elementary School
1960 Burr St, Fairfield, CT 06824

Burr Elementary School, built in 2003, is one of the town's 11 public elementary schools and is also one of theMore town's newest and largest elementary schools, with a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 504 students.

Burr Elementary School is also noteworthy for the large amount of glass on the school's exterior, which was designed to enable the school to blend in with its rural surroundings in the town's scenic Greenfield Hill neighborhood.

Burr Elementary has 27 permanent classrooms and an enrollment of 418 students (March 2010 figure), which include 17 students in a pre-kindergarten program.

Burr Elementary's enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to be at its peak in the 2009-10 school year and to drop to 358 students in 2014-15.

Students who graduate from Burr Elementary School attend Fairfield Woods Middle School.

Burr Elementary School's principal is Gary A. Kass.

Methodist Nursery School
1089 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

The Methodist Nursery School, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, is a church-sponsored but non-sectarian preschool thatMore started in 1959. The school is operated as a community outreach effort by Grace United Methodist Church and maintains an open admissions policy.

The nursery school believes that children learn best by making their own discoveries through interacting with their physical and social environment. The school says it provides a place where children can grow, at their own pace, through the use of a variety of materials, creative and dramatic play and interaction with their peers and teachers.

The school says its goals are to help children foster a positive self-concept; respect other people; develop the power to think by learning through discovery; acquire skills, concepts and competences; develop interests and learn to use leisure time well; and grow in self-direction, independence and the ability to cope with change.

Activities include arts and crafts, costumes, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, a music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, a rest period, snack, story hour, tape recorders and players and dramatic play.

Tuition in 2009-10 was $2,200 for 3-year-olds who attend two days a week; $3,000 for 3-year-olds who attend three days a week; $3,200 for 4-year-olds who attend three days a week; $3,600 for 4-year-olds who attend four days a week; and $4,950 for 4- and 5-year-olds who attend prekindergarten Monday through Friday.

The nursery school holds parent-teacher conferences, parent coffees and parent evenings, and parents may visit during the day.

The nursery school also offers summer camps for children from 3.5 years old through 6 years old in June and July.

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