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Putnam Indian Field School

101 Indian Field Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830-7299

(203) 869-0982


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Believing that children between the ages of 2 and 6 are passionately eager to learn – to explore, to invent and discover – the school uses the child's own interests and theories to introduce topics. Learning skills develop within the context of the topics.
Challenged but not pressured, the child's first experience with school is happy and thought provoking. Building self-esteem and confidence in an easy, natural way, Putnam Indian Field's nurturing environment opens the way for a lifelong love of learning.

At the Putnam Indian Field School we create conditions in which learning happens: not just the learning that takes place in the head, but the indispensable social learning which creates an educated heart.

Most important in making our theory into practice is the teamwork of an extraordinary staff. Well-educated, experienced, and caring, they foster the secure and happy climate for which Putnam Indian Field is known; a climate which helps children make the transition from home to school with confidence, a climate in which discoveries are made.

Complementing the work of our staff is PIFS's excellent physical arrangement: the bright, superbly equipped "schoolhouse" in lovely country surroundings.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school