Arts for Learning Connecticut engages students of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts. Each year our roster of 100+ teaching and performance artists serve in over 60% of towns across CT; last year we reached more than 175,000 students in schools, libraries, and community centers. AFLCT was founded over 40 years ago with the belief that every child deserves the right to an education that fosters their creativity and allows them to experience and explore the arts.
Founded in 1955, The Country School is a coeducational, independent school serving students in PreSchool-Grade 8.
The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child.
Are you looking for an innovative and collaborative learning environment for your child? East Shoreline Catholic Academy (ESCA) is a dynamic PreK3 to Grade 8 STREAM model school, preparing individual students to be our future leaders rooted in faith, service, and academic excellence. In 2018 East Shoreline Academy became the successor school of Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison (founded in 1954) and Saint Mary School (founded in 1961) in Branford and is supported by three parishes (St. Margaret, Madison, St. George, Guilford and St. John Bosco, Branford). Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), ESCA employs a progressive STREAM educational model endorsed by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). STREAM connects every content area and richly augments all learning experiences by incorporating technology and engineering into a traditional curriculum. The STREAM curriculum includes Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts (Fine Arts, Language Arts), and Mathematics. Interdisciplinary instruction and project-based applications of learned concepts will help children acquire leadership skills while preparing them for success in those careers most in-demand in the twenty-first century. Our teachers employ a “growth mindset” in their classrooms, and each student’s unique gifts are celebrated and are encouraged to reach their full potential. This growth mindset approach to learning encourages creative thinking, and collaboration. In addition to our innovative and collaborative learning environment, we extend this to our extracurricular and before care and aftercare programs (7 am to 6 pm). ESCA offers many extracurricular activities, including band, chess, choir, fife & drum, guitar, mock trial, robotics, sports, and theater. We provide all-day Pre-K and part-time options for PreK3, special education services, and regional busing. All faiths are welcome!
The Grove School program is a co-educational, therapeutic boarding school for adolescents who, because of social or emotional difficulties, have been unable to make satisfactory adjustments in their home, their school, or their social relationships.
Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLM Prep), is a continuation of the history of Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison, CT. OLM Prep has returned to a private, independent school, that is co-educational for pre-K through 8th grade, Catholic-based that welcomes all faiths. OLM Prep is not a diocesan school, allowing the OLM Prep School Board to be innovative and creative in providing programming that far exceeds expectations. OLM Prep looks forward to their new location at the Island Avenue Elementary beginning in August, 2019. The school emphasizes experiential learning within their academic programs, expanding beyond their classroom walls into the community. All students participate in a STEAM integrated curriculum building a strong foundation, as 7th & 8thgrade students prepare for a personalized OLMPrepPath. Students choose an area of focus in either STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) or the ARTS: Visual, Digital & Performing. Students select their elective classes from unique, 6-week course offerings led by “Professionals in Residence” who bring their global experience into the classroom. These experts, from careers in STEM, performing arts, and research allow students to actively engage in subject areas not usually explored until high school and beyond. OLM Prep students develop strong character values through PRIDE; Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Everywhere. The academic program is led by highly qualified teachers (100% certified with Master Degrees) ensuring students are prepared to meet a progressive future. OLM Prep is committed to the extracurricular activities and athletics, balancing educational traditions with innovative, hands-on approaches. OLM Prep is creating tomorrow’s leaders today! Visit Open Houses the first Friday of each month or schedule a Private Tour at www.olmprep.com, or call (203) 689-5101.
Rise Therapy and Wellness is a boutique wellness center offering individual and family therapy, neurofeedback, yoga, qigong, meditation, and other methods of healing. In addition to private sessions, we now offer weekly classes and workshops in our light filled Loft. Please visit our website for details.
A haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.