about pear tree point

academic achievement

National Geographic Geography Bee

In the last nine years Pear Tree Point School has sent 5 students to the prestigious Connecticut Geography Bee.  This honor begins as all of our fourth and fifth grade students participate in the preliminary rounds in each class. The field is narrowed to ten competitors and the semi-finalists compete for the title of school champion.  The school champions throughout the state take a qualifying exam and the top 100 scorers compete in the state-wide Geography Bee with other students from grades 4-8.  We are very proud of our elementary school students who have earned the honor to compete at the state level.
Knowledge Masters National Champions
Students in the upper grades have annually participated in the Knowledge Masters Competition, the National Geographic Geography Bee and the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search.  Since 2009, Pear Tree Point School teams have been Knowledge Masters National Fifth Grade Champions four times by demonstrating excellence in American and world history, geography, literature, math, science and fine arts. In 2012 Pear Tree Point School placed first in the sixth grade division.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search

Annually, the majority of PTPS students score in the top 5% nationally and qualify for the CTY Talent Search.  In 2014 72% of our students qualified for this academic recognition.

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins Univerisity praised Pear Tree Point School stating, “Participating at high levels in the annual CTY Talent Search reflects upon the school's academic quality, student abilities, and teacher talent. It also reflects upon the school leadership that encourages students to seek out educational challenges beyond traditional school walls. It's a mark of quality for which your school can be justly proud. Congratulations from all of us at CTY, and best wishes for continued academic success.”

Pear Tree Point School

90 Pear Tree Point Road
Darien, CT  06820

Admissions Office:
Janice Hawes, Director of Admissions
203-655-0030, ext. 224

Pear Tree Point School is exclusively focused on early education and the development of the mind and character of young learners from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5. With research-based programs and methodolgies, we lay the academic foundation upon which children will build for the rest of their lives. Our private elementary school is distinguished by the content and rigor of our curriculum, by the quality of students' interactions with teachers, and by the warmth of our small school community. Children's formative experiences at Pear Tree Point School enjoy lifelong benefits.