Pear Tree Point School (203-655-0030/ptpschool.org) 90 Pear Tree Point Road, is Darien’s only private school, serving pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Open houses for prospective students and their parents are held in the fall.

Other private schools in the area include The Long Ridge School (203-322-7693/longridgeschool.org) at 478 Erskine Road in Stamford, for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; New Canaan Country School (203-972-0771/countryschool.net), 377 Frogtown Road, serves beginners through ninth grade; Connecticut Friends School (203-762-986/CTFriendsSchool.org), 317 New Canaan Road in Wilton, serving kindergarten through eighth grade; Our Lady of Fatima (203-762-8100/olfrs.org), a Catholic school at 225 Danbury Road, Wilton for pre-school through eighth grade; St. Luke’s (203-966-5612/stlukesct.org), 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan, for fifth through 12th grades; and the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School (203-322-3496/klht.org) at 1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, a day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.