When it comes to the education of our children, there is no such thing as good enough. Prospective parents who visit IDS often arrive with a list of concerns about their children’s prior educational experiences that have caused both exasperation and frustration. Tales of boredom, teaching to the test and unwanted anonymity abound, and unfortunately, education becomes something to be endured, rather than an enriching journey to be embraced, celebrated and enjoyed.
As a result, visiting parents often ask us to describe how IDS is different, and to be quite honest, we sometimes don’t know where to begin. We could start by speaking about our beautiful 33-acre campus, winding nature trails, challenging academics, and supportive learning environment. Or…we could go into great detail about our bold, inquisitive students, our Centers of Excellence, and our superb secondary school placement. However, despite all of these options, we generally start with something much more basic: the smiles! The Independent Day School students absolutely love coming to school, and the evidence stretches from ear-to-ear and extends throughout every grade.
From our Preschool program through grade 8, parents from more than 28 Connecticut towns choose IDS and Fearless Learning for their children. The Independent Day School is education as it should be and your child deserves it!
Marijke Kehrhahn, Head of School Charlie Mugford, Director of Enrollment Management