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Old 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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Hi,
We are moving our 3 kids to Southport and would be going to Dwight. Does anyone know anything about Dwight? Nice kids? good-bad teachers? etc.

I am also considering St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary- can anyone give me feed back on either of those schools??

Thanks for your help :-)
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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I don't know about the specific schools but in Fairfield all schools are from good to excellent. Dwight should be academically excellent as it is located around the most affluent part of Fairfield (and least racially, economically diverse). In my POV, is not worth the money to go to a private school if you live here.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Timothy Dwight is a very sought after school. You must be looking in the northern part of Southport rather than the village, since the area closer to the Post Road and the village go to Mill Hill School.

I've never heard about anybody not being happy with Timothy Dwight. As for St. Thomas, I've also heard good things.

I think our resident expert, JayCT, needs to chime in here.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Hey, thanks for your feedback, I am told often how good Dwight is yet I wanted to hear form the people who live in the area - you know -I am looking for local feedback. Thanks again.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I agree that private school is not necessary, unless of course you are sending them to St. Thomas for religous reasons. Dwight is an excellent school. Students there perform very well on the Connecticut Mastery Test. You can find information on it at the links below.

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I don't know anyone going to Dwight so I can't give anything particular but it should be very good. Good luck with your move. Jay
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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Thank you guys for responding, looking forward to the move.
Best,
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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By the way, I love Southport. I am sure you will too. Jay
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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By the way, I love Southport. I am sure you will too. Jay
Southport is really nice. Walking around Southport Harbor is a real treat. It's one of my favorite places to relax.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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You can find report cards for all Connecticut schools at www.conncan.org website. I hope it helps a little. Good luck!
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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You can find report cards for all Connecticut schools at www.conncan.org[/b] website. I hope it helps a little. Good luck!
I know this is an old thread, but please be very wary of this organization. Very few of their staff members have teaching experience. Most are lawyers and policy makers following the school reform mode seen in Waiting For Superman. While bringing up education results for urban areas is noble and necessary, they ignore that public schools in most CT towns do very well and do not need to deal with the measures they advocate for. They also ignore the fact that parents play a vital role in a kid's education and want to get children into the schools younger and younger - thus making our schools more about daycare than education.

Sorry to go off on this, but it really bothers me that they are the ones pushing the legislature on certain rules (i.e. they fought moving the cutoff age), while anyone that knows what they are doing are working in the schools and don't have time to lobby state reps and senators.
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