All About Schools in Greenwich CT

Did you just move to Greenwich, CT? Or are you looking to move to Greenwich, CT? Below you will find everything you need to know about schools in Greenwich, CT.

Greenwich Public School

The Greenwich Public School system is often rated as one of the top public school districts in Connecticut.  There are 9 neighborhood Elementary schools, 3 middle schools and one high school.  Greenwich High School is a big school with enrollment of 2600 students.  There are 4 magnet elementary schools in Greenwich- Hamilton Avenue School, Julian Curtiss School, International School at Dundee and New Lebanon School.  There is 1 magnet middle school- Western Middle School.  Students in the Greenwich Public School system have the option to apply via a lottery process to these magnet schools.

  • School Enrollment- Public School 61.2% and Private School 38.8%
  • Private school bus available for Greenwich residents attending Greenwich Private schools

Greenwich Public School Bus Information

  • School bus transportation is available at the following schools: North Street school, Riverside school, Cos Cob school, Old Greenwich school, Glenville school, Hamilton Avenue school, Julian Curtiss School, International School at Dundee, Western Middle School, Central Middle School, Eastern Middle School and Greenwich High School.
  • No school bus to New Lebanon school
  • Bus transportation is available for students enrolled in after school programs at the Boys and Girls Club, YWCA and YMCA

Greenwich Public Schools Kindergarten Eligibility

To enroll in kindergarten, a child must have reached the age of 5 on or before January 1 of his/her kindergarten year.

Although age 5 is the compulsory age for students to enter kindergarten, parents may choose to have their child wait until age 6, but they must sign a form at the Board of Education. They may decide again, when their child is 6, to have the child home for another year. By age 7, the child must attend school or be schooled at home.

New Student Registration Information

Where: Register at your child(ren)’s school(s).

When: Registration hours for parents/guardians are conducted during the school’s normal operating hours. Call the school for best times or make an appointment.

How: To register your child, please bring the completed Registration Package and supporting documents, including

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Two forms of proof of residency

A checklist of all requirements is in the complete Registration Package

  • Residency Forms (Forms A1, A2, A3, B)and required documentation
  • Registration Forms (Forms C, D, E) and required supporting documentation
  • Health and other forms (Form F, G, H) – including a physical exam and record of immunizations

Additional Information:

  • For additional information on Residency Verification, please refer to the Residency Verification page.
  • Questions about Registration should be directed to your child’s school office.

Which Greenwich Public School Am I Districted To?

Which elementary school and which middle school are you districted to? Check the Greenwich Public School Master List School Finder.

Greenwich Magnet Schools

  • Hamilton Avenue School (HAS) is the District’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school. STEM education can ignite interest and uses the inquiry approach to develop the skills and knowledge that prepares students for expanding college and career opportunities. The school also embraces the arts through its amazing Suzuki Violin program for Preschool to fifth grade students. In a state-of-the art building, built in 2009, with a science lab and television studio, HAS was one of the first two Greenwich Public Schools to launch a Digital Learning Environment (DLE) in 2012.
  • The International School at Dundee is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School and the District’s first magnet school, opening in September 2000.
  • Julian Curtiss School (JCS) is a magnet school of World Languages since 2003; students attending represent 60 Countries, and 30 Languages, in 1 Great School. JCS offers the choice of learning either Spanish or French in grades K-5.
  • New Lebanon School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School and has been a magnet school since 2009.
  • Western Middle School re-opened as a magnet school in 2013 and is currently reviewing a new magnet program/theme.

How to Register for Greenwich Public School Magnet Schools

The Greenwich Board of Education offers four magnet elementary schools and one magnet middle school that accepts students through an application process.

  • Lottery Process: Each of the Greenwich Public School magnet schools is also a neighborhood school, with students enrolled from within the designated attendance area. A limited number of magnet seats are available by application for students residing outside the magnet schools’ attendance areas. If more applications are received than there are seats available, a lottery is conducted. Applications are usually due early February of every year.
  • Applicant Eligibility: Any resident of the Town of Greenwich with school-age children is eligible to apply to a Greenwich Public School magnet school. Non-resident Town of Greenwich (TOG) employees are also eligible to apply to GPS magnet schools; Non-resident TOG applications will be considered after Greenwich resident applications are filled.
  • Attend an Open House: The best way to learn about magnet programs at each school is to attend open houses. Open Houses are usually held in January of each year.
  • Check the Greenwich Public School Magnet School page.

Greenwich Public School Preschool Program

Greenwich Public School has a preschool program. The Greenwich Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program serves both youngsters with identified special needs and those who are typically developing. Through a structured, center-based program, each child participates in instructional activities/experiences, which address the domains of communication, cognition, self-help, fine/gross motor and social-emotional development.

Greenwich Public School Preschool Locations

  • Hamilton Avenue School
  • New Lebanon School
  • North Street School
  • Parkway School
  • Old Greenwich School

Greenwich Public School Preschool Application Process

Students who will turn 3 years old but will NOT turn 5 years old by December 31 are eligible to apply for entrance to the Greenwich Public School Preschool Program. Entrance into the program is based on a lottery.

Greenwich Private Preschools

There are many private school preschool options for Greenwich families. Preschool programs range from half-day sessions to full-day sessions for working parents. We give you the inside scoop with our Insider’s Guide to Preschools in Greenwich.

Use our Preschool Finder to find the perfect preschool program for your child.

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