About Our Private Day School

Welcome to The Southport School!

We have 113 unique elementary and middle school learners at TSS with one thing in common: they failed to thrive in “traditional” school environments. For some reason, their cerebrodiversity was not embraced, their potential left untapped.

At TSS, a private day school near Fairfield, we approach education from a different perspective: instead of a one-size-fits-all philosophy, we believe it’s important to gain a clear understanding of how each child learns best—their strengths, opportunities for growth, and why school hasn’t worked for them in the past.

We approach the school day very differently at TSS, from the way we welcome students, to starting the day with a morning assembly, to delivering research and evidence-based instruction in the classroom. In everything we do, we seek to support and challenge students so they find their passion, regain their confidence and self-esteem, and are able to show the world their strengths, talents, and abilities. 

Likewise, each of our teachers, administrators, and staff have found their passion in educating students with learning differences and ADHD.  We share a common vision about changing the way teachers are trained and how the learning differences community is viewed. We challenge ourselves to find the best pathways to reach our students and help them elicit their innate strengths while providing a foundation of skills and tools to navigate the text, language, and structure of school.

We welcome you to come see us in person and promise you will feel the difference when you walk through the doors of our historic Pequot School and Southport Savings Bank buildings.  As is the case with our students, we are confident it will reawaken your sense of possibility.