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Three K-1 students, two boys and a girl, building a puzzle inside of a ring on the floor.

Ready to Engage

Rectory students engage in their learning because faculty intentionally create meaningful real-life experiences that connect lessons to the world around them. The curriculum is designed by teachers to incorporate all national and Connecticut state standards but is child-centered and child-directed. Relevance, meaning, and interest emerge from the learner. Our teachers acknowledge the central role of the child and structure educational experiences that foster personal connections. Learning is a process that is wholly integrated into a child’s interpersonal relationships with classmates, teachers, and the campus community.

Write Well. Edit Often.

Everyone has a story, and at Rectory we want our students to know that they are appreciated just the way they are for their uniqueness. In the elementary school, we start each day with a morning meeting which includes "What is Your Story?" We encourage our children to share memories, feelings, and experiences that are important to them in a safe place so that we can understand and support each other.


Elementary school students looking at the bark of a tree through magnifying glasses.


Elementary School girl lighting up a circuit in her 4th-grade science class.