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Celebrating childhood,

preparing for the future

About Us

Welcome to The Long Ridge School

 

At The Long Ridge School, our teachers, parents, and children collaborate to develop a lifelong love of learning in all our students.

The only independent school in the region focused exclusively on early childhood and elementary education, our students excel through inquiry-based, personalized learning in a joyful, safe environment. Long Ridge’s expansive, 14-acre wooded campus is home to a close-knit, inclusive community, where steps toward
becoming compassionate global citizens. Through an always-evolving progressive approach, our teachers nurture each student’s strengths and interests, build confidence and leadership skills, and foster academic, social, and emotional development— and future success.

Our Purpose

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Our Community

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Campus & Facilities

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Our Programs

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Accreditation & Awards

 

Fully accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

Winners of Best Elementary School,

15 years running!

 

Proud members of the Nationals Association of Independent School.

Calendar of Events

Meet the Team

Our Teachers

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Kelly Falco

Assistant Head of School; Grades 4–5

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Susan Seiler

Beginners

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Elyse Gallagher

Nursery

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Davina Lilley

Nursery

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Kelly Sheehan

Grades K–1

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Sara Welter

Grades K–1

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Juliette La Greca

Grades 2–3

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Kelly Finland

Grades 2–3

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Rachel Wagle

Grades 4–5

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Elizabeth Joseph

Physical Education

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Faith Glassman

Music

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Leslie Hammond

Art: Beginners

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Marietta Morelli

Librarian

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Niina Armstrong

Science

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Vanessa Diaz

Spanish

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Katherine (Kit) Hughes

Learning Specialist

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Rebecca Fass

Learning Specialist

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Our Administration

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Daniel Cepeda

Director of Facilities

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Carissa Lewis

Head of School

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Kelly Falco

Assistant Head of School; Grades 4–5

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Julian Shettler

Director of Admissions & Marketing

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Sarah Kwan

Director of Advancement

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Adriana Sbardelotto

Director of Finance & Operations

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Patti Lesando

Secretary

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Our Support

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Kris Bria

Alumni Relations

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