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Fairfield County Schools Top the List of CT Best Schools!


It's no surprise that the pandemic has brought a record number of people to Fairfield County looking for more space and the option to work from home. Ideally located, Fairfield County is one of the most sought-after places to live with its suburban feel and cosmopolitan vibe.  A quick trip on Metro North to Grand Central makes it is so easy to get to and from NYC. Fairfield Country boasts a beautiful shoreline, wonderful local arts and entertainment and of course great restaurants. However, the number one reason so many are flocking to Fairfield County – our award winning and nationally ranked schools. 

Connecticut has always had a strong commitment to education. According to US News and World Report and which drew upon key education metrics in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Connecticut ranks #3 in Education Pre-K through 12. 

Home to 8 of the top 12 school districts in the state and 7 of the top 10 Best Public High Schools as ranked by Niche and US News and World Report. High Schools in Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Wilton and Weston are the top ranked. From an early age, your children will be able to explore numerous opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. Fairfield County schools have so much to offer with an expanded and robust curriculum and top-notch, dedicated educators. Not to mention, amazing theater, music and arts programs, high-level sports programs as well as extra-curricular activities and clubs, so that whatever your students’ interest, they are sure to find their niche. 

Considering private schools? Connecticut has a plethora of options to meet your child’s needs and learning style. Not to mention two of the top private schools in the country are located in Connecticut; The Hotchkiss School and Chote Rosemary Hall are ranked #2 and #3 respectively.

So, the choice is an easy one, Fairfield County has something for everyone and is an ideal place to raise your family. Your children will get a wonderful education and will thrive living in Connecticut. 

2022 Best Public High Schools

  1. Staples High School, Westport

  2. New Canaan High School, New Canaan

  3. Darien High School, Darien

  4. Greenwich High School, Greenwich

  5. Weston High School, Weston

  6. Farmington High School, Farmington

  7. Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury

  8. Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield

  9. Avon High School, Avon

  10. Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield

Best School Districts

  1. New Canaan 

  2. Westport

  3. Darien

  4. Greenwich

  5. Glastonbury

  6. Wilton

  7. Farmington

  8. Ridgefield

  9. Weston

  10. Amity

Best Private Schools in CT

  1. The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville CT

  2. Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford

  3. The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor

  4. Hopkins School, New Haven

  5. The Taft School, Watertown

  6. Kent School, Kent

  7. Pomfret School, Pomfret

  8. Greenwich Academy, Greenwich

  9. Suffield Academy, Suffield

  10. King School, Stamford

Prek-12 State Rankings

  1. New Jersey

  2. Massachusetts


  4. New Hampshire

  5. Vermont

  6. Illinois

  7. Colorado

  8. Wisconsin

  9. Indiana

  10. Virginia


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2022 Best Public High School in CT:

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2022 Best Private School in CT:

Pre-K-12 Rankings by State:

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