Are you thinking of sending your child to Greenwich Catholic School? Here are 8 reasons to apply to Greenwich Catholic School.
Greenwich Catholic School’s learner-centered curriculum maintains high academic standards, ensures students are actively engaged through a variety of instructional methods and emerging technologies, and promotes collaboration and higher-level thinking skills. Within a welcoming, Christ-centered environment, students are made aware of their role as members of the Christian community through the teaching of Catholic doctrine, participation in liturgy and worship, and involvement in service projects at every grade level.
Small Class Size
Our students receive personalized attention with our low student to teacher ratio of 13:1. In a recent parent survey, families felt that there is a “sense that Greenwich Catholic School really knows your child”
The Greenwich Catholic School community has a shared philosophy to educate and care for the whole child. Our teachers see each student as an individual, recognizing how different strengths, talents, and interests contribute to the overall student experience. By balancing the importance of academic achievement with the benefits of social and emotional learning, our teachers help students become more engaged with what they are learning, and with their fellow students. Additionally, teachers spend time with our students outside of the classroom, coaching our athletic teams and leading enrichment clubs and activities, which fosters a broader sense of community throughout the school.
Greenwich Catholic School is centrally located with easy access to Fairfield County towns and Westchester. Many students at Greenwich Catholic School are from Fairfield County, including Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Wilton. Students also come to Greenwich Catholic School from Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Rye, Rye Brook, and Scarsdale in Westchester County, NY. New York State provides bus service for Westchester students in Grades K-8 who live within 15 miles of Greenwich Catholic School.
Strong Secondary School matriculation
Our students have a 99%* acceptance rate into their first-choice high school. At the end of 7th Grade, parents and students meet with our Administrative team to identify which high schools best suit the student’s abilities and potential, and our Secondary School Placement team works closely with parents and students to navigate the process from application to acceptance. Each year, Greenwich Catholic School hosts a Secondary School Fair and welcomes admissions representatives from more than 85 schools to our campus. Greenwich Catholic School students in Grades 7 and 8 attend the fair with their parents.
Greenwich Catholic School students who choose to continue on at a private high school attended:
- Phillips Exeter Academy
- The Brunswick School
- Greenwich Academy
- Greenwich Country Day School
- King School
- Rye Country Day School
- Sacred Heart Greenwich
- Regis High School
- Fordham Preparatory
- Greens Farms Academy
- Iona Preparatory
- Portsmouth Abbey
- St. Edward’s Oxford
- School of the Holy Child
- The Ursuline School
- And more
Last year, our graduates received a combined total of over $88,000 in merit scholarships from their school of choice.
*Each year, a select number of Greenwich Catholic School boys are invited to apply to Regis High School in New York City, however, due to the extremely competitive acceptance rate at Regis (125 boys from across the entire country) not all students who are invited to apply will be accepted. Greenwich Catholic School typically sends 1-2 boys to Regis each year)
Greenwich Catholic School has a sprawling 38-acre campus with facilities not typically found at an elementary or middle school, including an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a full-size gymnasium with a stage, a music studio, 4 tennis courts, numerous athletic fields, a dance studio, 2 playgrounds, and separate buildings for our PreK 3 and PreK 4 programs (Dougherty Center for Early Learning), Lower School (Grades K-5), and Upper School (Grades 6-8). In addition to these facilities and classrooms, Greenwich Catholic School has a library, art room, music room, computer lab, science lab, and cafeteria.
Committed to attracting and retaining talented faculty
For the 2019-20 school year, the Greenwich Catholic School Board of Directors committed to making investments that will continue to improve our program and offerings, including attracting and retaining talented faculty with competitive compensation, and will enhance the overall student experience.
Involved and Active Parent Association
Every parent at Greenwich Catholic School is a member of the Parents Association (PA). Under the leadership of the PA Board, and in partnership with the Principal, the Parents Association organizes programs and events throughout the year that engage and strengthen the entire School community. Popular events and traditions at Greenwich Catholic School include the Back-to-School Picnic, New Parent Cocktail Party, Halloween Party, Angel Day, Breakfast with Santa, Scholastic Book Fair, Father-Daughter Dance, Bingo Night and Field Day. Parents are also welcome to suggest new events and are encouraged to share their time and talents by volunteering at school events.
Emphasis on character development and values
Our common goal is developing students both academically and spiritually, and we strive to provide guidance that will help them make a lasting contribution to the global community. We focus on positive student outcomes, with a concentration on the “Portrait of a Graduate,” which encompasses a specific and attainable set of characteristics that our students strive to achieve: Greenwich Catholic School students are Faithful, Inquisitive, Generous, Determined, and Collaborative.
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