Danbury is fortunate to have a wonderful mix of private and public educational institutions and is the 7th largest school district in the State. Danbury Public Schools has one comprehensive high school, which is the largest in the State; one alternative high school; 3 middle schools including one middle school magnet school; and 13 elementary schools including one elementary magnet school. More and more families are choosing Danbury because of our outstanding public schools.
There are 8 private and parochial elementary through high schools and 31 preschool and daycare facilities.
City Council and Board of Education Members have made a long-term commitment educationally and financially to have the best schools in Connecticut. All around the City improvements and additions to our public schools are being made to meet the growing enrollment.
New buildings have been erected at Western Connecticut State University campuses for housing, sports and academic learning centers, all in an effort to attract the best and brightest throughout the state, country and the world.
The Danbury School District is proud to provide the community and its children with a safe and caring educational environment. Committed to the intellectual and cultural development of our students, we offer not only a quality education but also challenge our students with a variety of academic, athletic and civic-minded opportunities. We believe in preparing our students for a bright future with a standard and enriched curriculum and the support of dedicated faculty, staff and Board of Education.
View the Danbury Public Schools site.
EdAdvance strives to meet the educational needs of our community members as they become adults. To that end we offer a variety of free GED and mandated classes and fee-for-service enrichment classes to 30 towns in western Connecticut. We also offer housing, transportation and employment services to adults with disabilities, and employment services to qualified seniors.
View the Education Connection site.
We offer a comprehensive high school and Career Technical Education in 12 occupational careers. Each graduate receives a high school diploma and a certificate in their chosen trade. In addition, Abbott Tech serves adult education students in various apprentice and extension courses.
View the Henry Abbott Technical High School site.
Hudson Country Montessori school is one of the largest, most distinguished Montessori schools in the country. With campuses in central Westchester, New York and Danbury, Connecticut we are a fully accredited and licensed private, non-profit, non-sectarian, Montessori school for children 8 weeks through Middle School (Grade 8). With over 40 years of experience, affordable tuition, full and part-time enrollment options, Hudson Country Montessori School is an excellent family friendly choice for infant and toddler child care, preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school education. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Hudson Country Montessori as a community and school of distinction.
View the Hudson Country Montessori site.
n the Roman Catholic tradition, Immaculate High School fosters the development of the whole student by nurturing individual moral, intellectual, physical and social growth through an academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum that encourages respect, responsibility, reverence, creativity, and leadership.
View the Immaculate High School site.
It is our mission is to provide an academically challenging, Christ-centered community which welcomes all children, develops a worldview grounded in Scripture, and builds a foundation for a life of Christian citizenship.
View the Immanuel Lutheran School site.
Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) offers an enriching educational experience for degree-seeking students and those who are committed to lifelong learning. We offer a real alternative for students who want to save money and earn their associate degree without accruing large amounts of student debt.
View the Naugatuck Valley Community College site.
Pathways Danbury (Pathways) is one of the largest and oldest Christian mentoring programs for youth (ages 11 to 17) in the state of Connecticut. PDYM with the help of parents, teachers, staff and community volunteers seeks to help break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, fatherlessness, and socioeconomic disadvantage by developing youth in Danbury into Christ-centered men and women of honor with the academic skills, intellectual habits, and mindsets necessary to graduate from high school positioned to thrive in college, the military or vocational careers so they can have a transformative impact on their families, communities and the world beyond.
View the Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries, Inc. site
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School develops students who achieve their full potential by becoming life-long learners, problem solvers, and leaders. A strong moral foundation rooted in Gospel values along with rigorous academic preparation empowers students to make a difference in an ever-changing world.
View the Saint Gregory the Great School site.
The Community of Saint Joseph School nurtures our students through academic excellence, character formation, and loving service, in a safe, welcoming and Faith-filled environment.
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St. Peter School is a Catholic School located in the heart of downtown Danbury. We serve students from Danbury and surrounding towns. We are a faith-filled community that strives to not only teach the Gospel, but to live the Gospel each and every day. We are proud of our diverse multicultural community. We have offered over 100 years of Catholic Education in the City of Danbury. We continue today as a true example of furthering the Catholic Faith through academic excellence and spiritual development, creating lifelong learners who are responsible disciples of Jesus Christ.
Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high-quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society.
At Wooster, students develop essential skills in reading, writing, speaking, numeracy, and the fine and performing arts while applying these skills as thinkers, designers, creators, and problem-solvers. Every day we strive to help students discover their strengths and passions as they learn how to make their own meaning of the complicated world in which we live. Our students form a community. They learn to lead and follow. They clean and maintain the campus together, live by an honor code, and learn how to be "gentle, generous, truthful, kind and brave."
Visit the Wooster School site.