The Westport Day School
Therapeutic Education Cultivating Mindfulness, Ethics, and Wisdom


  • October 1, 2015

    Press Relese

    The Westport Day School (WDS) is moving to Wilton, CT and will be housed in a state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot, academic space designed by CPG Architects in Stamford, CT. This newly constructed space provides light-filled, airy classrooms, a library, a yoga studio, and administrative space. The space will have a separate entrance for easy drop off and pick up. There is ample parking; and a private outdoor space.

    Read our press release at: WDS Press Release

  • October 1, 2015

    Connecticut Association for the Gifted

    The Connecticut Association for the Gifted is dedicated to providing an organization for Educators, Psychologists, Parents, Policy Makers, and others to learn about the unique educational and affective needs of gifted and talented children and how to meet these needs effectively in our schools, families, and communities. We recognize that gifted children come from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and require special strategies to address their diverse abilities and interests.
    Connecticut Association for the Gifted

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