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Independent Day School, The
115 Laurel Brook rd    
Middlefield, Connecticut  06455  
   
Private/Independent School
pre-k 8 136 students
 

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Employer Website: http://www.independentdayschool.org
 
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Employer Description
 
<p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;">The Independent Day School is a Pre-K – Grade 8 school located in central Connecticut (30 minutes from New Haven, 30 minutes from Hartford).  Founded in 1961 by families associated with Wesleyan University and Choate, IDS has a long tradition of innovative, student-centered education focused on academic excellence and social-emotional learning. Recent curriculum study, the development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, a strong focus on incorporating social-emotional learning, and connection to current issues such as environmental literacy, global citizenship and cultural studies, and design thinking and entrepreneurship have provided faculty and administrators with new frameworks for program advancement. </p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><br></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;">Quick facts about IDS</p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian day school</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Student enrollment for 2020-21: 136</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Students come to IDS from 29 Connecticut cities and towns</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Dedicated, highly educated faculty</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Students of color represent 25% of the enrollment</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">33 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">Parent participation is encouraged</span></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in; text-indent: -0.25in; border-style: none;"><span style="color: black;">25 minutes from Hartford and New Haven</span></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><br></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><b>Weblinks:</b></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">History of IDS: </span><a href="https://www.independentdayschool.org/history"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: blue;">https://www.independentdayschool.org/history</span></a></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Academic Program</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">: </span><a href="https://www.independentdayschool.org/academics"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: blue;">https://www.independentdayschool.org/academics</span></a></p><p style="font-size: medium; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Welcome to IDS</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">: </span><a href="https://www.independentdayschool.org/RelId/606458/ISvars/default/Current_Families.htm"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: blue;">https://www.independentdayschool.org/RelId/606458/ISvars/default/Current_Families.htm</span></a></p>
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
<p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">The Independent Day School is committed to discovering, cultivating, and celebrating diversity in its many forms throughout our community and seeks to foster an atmosphere of personal and cross-cultural curiosity.</span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">As an academic institution, IDS embraces the diversity of learning styles.  </span><span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 14pt;">We nurture exploration and understanding of identity through culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. </span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><br></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">In this spirit, IDS is devoted to actively nurturing inclusive environments in which students will develop an appreciation for the rich diversity of this school and mindsets/skill sets preparing them for global citizenship and intercultural communication. </span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">We dedicate ourselves to being a community in which all members are encouraged to express themselves, are given respect, and can clearly see their identities reflected and affirmed in the curriculum, co-curriculum and general school environment.</span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><br></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">Adopted by The Independent Day School Board of Trustees</span></p><p style="font-size: medium; font-family: Cambria, serif; caret-color: #0; color: #0;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Palatino;">January 9, 2019</span></p>