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Welcome to The Friendship School, where learning, laughter, and exploration come together to create a truly special experience for your little ones.

Excitingly, we are now a Museum magnet School, which means we're turning our classrooms into captivating spaces where curiosity knows no bounds. Just like how a museum holds treasures waiting to be discovered, our classrooms are filled with opportunities for your child to learn, play, and grow. We can't wait for them to embark on this incredible journey of imagination and discovery with us.

At The Friendship School, we embrace the Responsive Classroom approach. What does that mean? It means that we create a caring, inclusive environment where each child feels valued and supported. We celebrate differences and encourage cooperation, helping your child develop important social skills while also enjoying every step of their educational adventure.

But wait, there's more! We believe that education is a partnership between school and home. That's why we're committed to family engagement. We want you to be an active part of your child's learning journey. From special events to workshops, there will be many opportunities for you to get involved and share in your child's progress.

Program Components

  • Daily instruction in literacy, math, science, social studies, and SEL 
  • Academic and play-based centers to guide student exploration and learning
  • Daily recess and gross-motor play
  • Small group instruction and play focused on CT Early Learning and Development Standards and the CT Common Core of Teaching
  • Museum experiences where students explore topics of interest
  • Rest time in pre-kindergarten
  • Daily essentials classes in art, music, physical education, library/inquiry, and creative movement


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The Friendship School is a safe environment that is very focused on the needs of all students. Before sending Jack here, we heard really great things about the school from many of our friends. Everything we heard has lived up to expectations Jack is so happy to be part of this amazing place.

The Newman Family