Exceptional Athletic Programs
New Canaan’s athletic programs are known throughout Fairfield County. We have several grass and turf fields, indoor basketball courts, a YMCA, a track, and access to numerous country clubs and rinks. We even have a squash and ski team! Access to these extracurricular activities and travel programs begin as early as middle school.
Many of the pre-high school sports programs are run by parents contributing to the family-oriented nature of New Canaan. By high school, one-of-a-kind coaches have brought us multiple state and FCIAC champions to a wide range of sports - for both boys and girls. There is also a wide array of clubs that NCPS supports.
Even in elementary school, students were being encouraged by on-campus groups to get involved in their community and school. Also, there are clubs like the National Charity League and Model United Nations that are widely supported and funded that begin in middle school and continue through high school.
Access to Resources
Learning is facilitated by the boundless resources that are available. In elementary school, I remember being able to learn about sea creatures in Norwalk while visiting the state capital in Hartford.
By the time I was in high school, I was able to go on a field trip to the Netherlands to participate in a Model United Nations conference. Additionally, NCPS is committed to “bring your own device” by providing laptops and iPads to students who do not have access. The technology available in our school gave us a wide array of learning techniques.
Being an alum of the NCPS system, I feel fully prepared for my future in higher education and eventually working in a great career.