Parkway School is located on eighteen beautiful acres, north of the Merritt Parkway, in what locals describe as “back country” Greenwich. Flanked by rolling hills, country roads and all of the goodness that nature has to offer, Parkway School is one of eleven elementary schools that serve the town of Greenwich, Connecticut. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Parkway as a Green Ribbon School, one of only fifty-eight in the United States to receive this honor!
Home to approximately 230 students, Parkway has two preschool classrooms and two classes on each grade level from kindergarten through grade five. With its intimate size, Parkway boasts a tight-knit school community where everyone knows each other by name and greets each other with a smile and a helping hand.
Parkway School follows the rigorous curriculum of the Greenwich Public Schools, which is rooted in the Connecticut Core Standards. Parkway students routinely exceed state and local standards in their performance in Reading/Language Arts and Math as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessment and local curriculum based assessments. The school’s staff includes a cadre of experienced teachers and specialists who work together to meet the unique learning needs of all of our students, so that all our children grow and progress at the highest levels.
Social Emotional learning is an integral part of supporting our students’ development. Parkway School follows the district norms to consistently model and reinforce positive behavior. This year Parkway School will join the district in implementing the “Second Step” program and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS). These help to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, and be aware of others’ feelings. It also teaches them skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions.
As part of the district’s digital learning commitment, all Parkway students and staff have iPads that are used to enhance classroom instruction and help facilitate personalized learning. Students at every level begin the year by taking a Digital Citizenship course to learn how to be responsible users and consumers of the technology.
Please come and visit our lovely campus, where the timeless bounties of nature serve as the backdrop for a comprehensive and innovative education for our students.