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measures of success

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search

Talent Search participants take standardized tests that measure math and verbal abilities. Annually, the majority of Pear Tree Point School students qualify for recognition by scoring in the top 5% nationally. In 2016 70% of our students qualified for this academic recognition.

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University 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 is rated as a "Top School" by the Center for Talented Youth.

Pear Tree Point School: a top-rated school

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University 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."

Knowledge Masters National Competition

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.

National Geographic Geography Bee

In the last nine years Pear Tree Point School has sent five students to the prestigious Connecticut Geography Bee. All our fourth, fifth and sixth 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.

Middle School Placements in US and Abroad

Another measure of the efficacy of the PTPS program for elementary school students has been the acceptances garnered in our region's independent schools and in schools abroad. Acceptances through 2015 include:

All Saints School (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Bedales School (Hampshire, United Kingdom)
Brunswick School (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School (New York, New York)
Connecticut Friends School (Wilton, Connecticut)
Convent of the Sacred Heart (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Convent of the Sacred Heart (New York, New York)
Eaglebrook School (Deerfield, Massachusetts)
Fairfield Country Day School
 (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Godolphin & Latymer (London, United Kingdom)
Greens Farms Academy (Westport, Connecticut)
Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Greenwich Country Day School (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Hackley School (Tarrytown, New York)
Hong Kong International School (Hong Kong, China)
Hopkins School (New Haven, Connecticut)
Indian Mountain School (Lakeville, Connecticut)
King School (Stamford, Connecticut)
Latymer Upper School (London, United Kingdom)
Marymount School (New York, New York)
Montessori School (Wilton, Connecticut)
New Canaan Country School (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Nishimachi School (Tokyo, Japan)
Paris International School
 (Paris, France)
Pierrepont School (Westport, Connecticut)
Ridgefield Academy (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Rippowam-Cisqua School (Mt. Kisco, New York)
Roedean School (Brighton, United Kingdom)
Rye Country Day School (Rye, New York)
School of the Holy Child (Rye, New York)
Singapore American School (Republic of Singapore)
St. Bernard's School (London, United Kingdom)
St. Luke's School (New Canaan, Connecticut)
St. Paul's School (London, United Kingdom)
Stanwich School (Greenwich, Connecticut)
TASIS School (London, United Kingdom)
The Allen-Stevenson School (New York, New York)
The Browning School (New York, New York)
The Harvey School (Katonah, New York)
The Hewitt School (New York, New York)
The Nightingale-Bamford School (New York, New York)
The Windward School (White Plains, New York)
Whitby School (Greeenwich, Connecticut)
Unquowa School (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Pear Tree Point School

90 Pear Tree Point Road
Darien, CT  06820
info@ptpschool.org
203-655-0030


Admissions Office:
Janice Hawes, Director of Admissions
admissions@ptpschool.org
203-655-0030, ext. 224

Pear Tree Point School is a private co-ed elementary school which focuses exclusively on early education and the development of the mind and character of young learners from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6. Using research-based programs and proven methods, we lay an academic and personal foundation that children will build on for the rest of their lives. Pear Tree Point School is distinguished by the content and rigor of our strong curriculum, the quality of students' interactions with teachers, and the warmth of our small school community.