Newcomers eKit: School Scoop
There is a wealth of information available about Darien Public Schools and the Darien Board of Education at the official Darien Public Schools website. So we’ve top-lined some of the more actionable points of interest from that site, and also offer consolidated information about pre-schools and private schools, below.
Find links and information about Two’s, Three’s, Fours and Pre-K program offerings in town in our Darien CT Preschools/Nursery Schools Guide.
Darien Public Schools
- Darien Public Schools K-5 Curriculum Overview (updated 2014)
- Registration for kindergarten
- Registration for all other new students
- ASPEN – an online Parents’ Portal administered by the Darien Public School System where information like your child(ren’s) health and emergency contact records are stored. It also reports things like attendance records and grades for older students. This is the information school officials use to notify us of school closings, delays, emergencies, etc. So, after registering your child(ren) for school, follow this linkto request a username and password. It will take about 2 weeks for your request to be processed.
- School lunch pre-payment program
- Lunch menus
- Bus schedules/routes (usually posted the week before school year begins)
- Hindley Elementary School // Hindley PTO
- Holmes Elementary School // Holmes PTO
- Ox Ridge Elementary School // Ox Ridge PTO
- Royle Elementary School // Royle PTO
- Tokeneke Elementary School // Tokeneke PTO
- “Darien After School” independent portal for afterschool enrichment programs (currently serving Holmes, Tokeneke and Royle schools)
- School Supplies Pre-Ordering – please call your elementary school to request login info.
- Darien Special Education Parents’ Advisory Committee (SEPAC) – an independent organization of parent volunteers committed to open communication and effective collaboration between the families of our community and the Darien Public Schools administrators and educators as partners in planning and problem solving.
INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS
Learn more about additional public school options in neighboring districts here.
Darien Private School
Despite the excellence of the Darien Public School system, it is fairly common for kids to attend private or boarding schools for some or all of their school years. Pear Tree Point School is the only private school based in Darien, serving grades Pre-K through 5.