The Unquowa School

The Future is in Our Care

The Unquowa School is an independent, co-educational, PreK – 8th Grade school located in Fairfield, CT. Founded in 1917, the school’s mission is “…to develop, educate, and prepare our family of children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world.” The Unquowa School provides a vibrant learning community where traditional curriculum is delivered with a progressive approach. Children learn in an atmosphere which balances a robust classroom experience with connected real world experience. At Unquowa, children are known and their parents are actively engaged.


Grades served: PreK – Grade 8
Total Enrollment: 160
981 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT
(203) 367-3151
Head of School: Sharon Lauer
Director of Admission: Karen Williamson

Open House: Wednesday, November 16 at 8:30am. Please check our website for more information.

Application Deadline: February 15

“The school is so focused on engaging students in so many aspects of learning—in ways that reach beyond simple quantitative measurements. Unquowa’s academic rigor is itself first-rate, but what’s so impressive, I think, is how that rigor never loses sight of the beauty of learning, the joy of being with others and discovering, making the unfolding of what was unknown—perhaps even unthinkable just a few seconds ago—a kind of artful work in progress.”

“This is the school I wish I’d been able to go to as a kid. We feel so lucky to have found it for our daughter.”

“We have been a part of the Unquowa community for 12 years. During that time our children have grown from toddlers to young adults in an educational environment that is supportive, challenging, and, most of all, empowering.”