Nestled in the midst of numerous educational nonprofits and just a stone’s throw from major commuter routes, The Children’s School benefits from being in an area that is both culturally vibrant and convenient.
On “Learning Lane”
In addition to being easy to reach, The Children’s School has the benefit of being located in a bucolic residential area dotted with family-oriented environmental, arts and historical organizations. In fact, we call this area a “learning lane” for children because there are so many wonderful resources and institutions designed for them. The Children’s School has formed partnerships with these institutions to enrich our students’ learning and to build their sense of belonging to, and serving, a larger community.
Some of our favorite nearby destinations include:
- The Stamford Museum & Nature Center Just across the street from the school, this environmental education center is dedicated to engaging families with the natural world. It features exhibits of wild animals from around the world, a working farm and beautiful nature trails. A large playground and exploration area are popular with our students and parents after school, as are special events celebrating the seasons. During the school year, students often visit the center for workshops on animal and plant life. All families at the school receive memberships.
- The Planetarium at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Daytime shows at the planetarium offer children a guided tour of the constellations and the solar system. On Friday “astronomy nights,” families can observe the actual planets and stars through a 22-inch research telescope in the observatory.
- Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens This 91-acre nature preserve is another spot for children and their families. Filled with trees, flowers and ponds, it is a living laboratory and makes learning about flora and fauna a joy. The center offers classes in pottery, silk painting and printmaking for children as well as education programs about the natural world.
- The Stamford Historical Society The society hosts exhibitions of local history with artifacts and photographs. Its library of documents going back to pre-colonial days helps teach students about historical research and working with original materials.
Our North Stamford campus is near several major access routes, including High Ridge Road (Highway 137) and the Merritt Parkway (Route 15). As a result, families from towns in both Connecticut and New York have found The Children’s School to be easily accessible. See below for approximate distances to our school from the downtown areas of these communities:
New Canaan 4.5 miles
Darien 8 miles
Greenwich 11 miles
Norwalk 12 miles
Pound Ridge 6.5 miles
Bedford 11 miles