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About The Cedar School

The Cedar School is about helping students with language-based learning differences build their strengths, understand their challenges and become independent learners and effective self-advocates. We focus daily on creativity, individuality, and differentiation. Students should look forward to school—it should be inspiring, interesting and deeply engaging. Every day.

The Arts and Experiential Learning

At The Cedar School, the curriculum includes art, music, extra-curricular activities and a wide range of experiential learning activities, including a two-week internship program annually for every student.  With a goal of fostering creativity and imagination in our students, the arts are emphasized within each class and in daily arts electives. Monthly field trips and regular guest speakers will connect students to the world around them.

Personal attention and differentiated instruction

The school will build a strong sense of community to ensure close and caring relationships among all students and staff. Each student will be assigned an advisor from the staff to communicate with families and to ensure academic and personal progress. Staff will communicate with families at the close of each term, at the midpoint of each term, and more frequently as needed. With class sizes of 10, teachers will know each student well, and will differentiate according to each student’s needs.

Assessment

The Cedar School will employ both formal and informal learning assessments to monitor student progress and performance.  Assessment data will be used to individualize instruction based on each student’s particular learning needs.  Teachers will gain regular feedback on individual student performance without losing critical learning time to extensive standardized assessment

I’m very excited to hear there will be an option for high school for my child, who learns differently, and needs to be taught in a way that works for him. Learning differently does not mean he's not smart. Knowing Clay, I have confidence that this program will serve my child, and students with language based learning differences well. --Parent
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Academic experiences will enable students to learn about a wide variety of cultures and beliefs, and the multicultural curriculum will include group projects, regular student interaction and participation in activities that help students become more aware of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging both in school and in the world around them. 
 
Character development and community service

In addition to academic development, we believe students should become active members of the community around them, through internships, community service and an education that helps students become good, caring citizens of their community.

 

 

Faculty and Staff

  Name Title Contact
Jodi Allen Allen, Jodi School Counselor
Seth Bernstein Bernstein, Seth Business Manager
Rachelle Byron Byron, Rachelle Interim Director of Admissions/Marketing
Lance Castle Castle, Lance Science
Alexis Dillon Dillon, Alexis Math
Clay Kaufman Kaufman, Clay Head of School
Amy Nathan Nathan, Amy History, Skills
Sarah Neufeld Neufeld, Sarah Director of Admissions/Marketing 203-808-5005
Daniela Rosenblatt Rosenblatt, Daniela Curriculum Coordinator
Emily Teall Teall, Emily Arts

Small Classes

 

With small classes of 10 students, Cedar will provide high levels of personal attention and differentiation for each student.

 

Calendar

October 2022
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Admissions Parent/Guardian Tour
October 4, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at The Cedar School - 200 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich, CT - for a tour of the classroom spaces and to connect with our educators and students. Learn more about the mission and vision of th...

Admissions Lunchtime Zoom Connections with Cedar Teachers
October 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us by Zoom to hear from Cedar educators regarding the mission and vision of the School, educators' backgrounds, and curriculum overviews that support dynamic, informed and engaging teaching an...

Admissions Parent/Guardian Tour
October 11, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at The Cedar School - 200 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich, CT - for a tour of the classroom spaces and to connect with our educators and students. Learn more about the mission and vision of th...

Admissions Parent/Guardian Tour
October 18, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at The Cedar School - 200 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich, CT - for a tour of the classroom spaces and to connect with our educators and students. Learn more about the mission and vision of th...

Admissions Lunchtime Zoom Connections with Cedar Teachers
October 20, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us by Zoom to hear from Cedar educators regarding the mission and vision of the School, educators' backgrounds, and curriculum overviews that support dynamic, informed and engaging teaching an...

Admissions Parent/Guardian Tour
October 25, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us at The Cedar School - 200 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich, CT - for a tour of the classroom spaces and to connect with our educators and students. Learn more about the mission and vision of th...