The towns that surround Boulder Knoll , including Cheshire, Wallingford, Hamden, Meriden and Southington, offer several options for elementary school. Parents are encouraged to explore different options, taking into consideration the learning styles and needs of their particular child, as well as the goals and beliefs of their particular families.
Public School Systems- Exploring your town’s public schools is an important step in exploring choices for your child for elementary school. Each school district has unique offerings, and Boulder Knoll recommends contacting your local school for a visit, and opportunity to talk with the principal. For ideas about what to questions to ask upon contacting any school, click on this link.Questions to Ask When Exploring Schools
Parochial Schools- Many towns have parochial schools, which have welcomed and educated many Boulder Knoll graduates. These include:
Independent Schools– Many independent schools in the region have options that appeal for Boulder Knoll Families, and may include mixed age classrooms, exploration based learning, smaller class size and other options. The following are some that have welcomed Boulder Knoll families in the past:
- The Chase Collegiate School Waterbury, CT
- The Cold Spring School New Haven, CT
- The Foote School New Haven, CT
- Hamden Hall School Hamden, CT
- The Independent Day School Middlefield, CT
- The Mooreland Hill School Kensington, CT
- The Slate School In the fall of 2018, a new school will be opening in North Haven CT. At this time (fall 2017) Boulder Knoll has limited knowledge of the new program.
Magnet/Charter Schools-Public school options are developing throughout the state, and for some families, may offer additional educational options, without the cost of tuitions. For more information about these options, which may differ depending on the child’s home town, explore these links, for New Haven county, Open Choice Programs , and for Hartford County, Regional School Choice.
Montessori Schools in our region