School Life

Since its establishment in 1984, The Southport School has been dedicated to creating an empowering and inspiring environment for students with language-based learning differences and attention difficulties. Since its founding, TSS has grown from serving 20 students to 104 today, in kindergarten through 8th grade, across more than 30 communities in Connecticut and New York. 

In May 2017, we took an exciting step in fulfilling our school's vision with the acquisition of the historic Southport Savings Bank, adjacent to our main building, the original Pequot School. Now recognized as our new Arts, Music, and Movement Building, we feel even more connected to our ties to the Southport community while also establishing our own school campus within the Southport Village.

School life for students includes a co-curricular experience that is rich with arts, music, athletics, enrichment courses, and community awareness and outreach. Specific to the enrichment program, students will experience and learn more about technology, health and wellness, and library and digital skills. Our belief in offering students creative outlets, activities, and learning experiences that complement what students are learning in school also provides opportunities to develop particular skills and exhibit non-academic abilities.

We believe all students benefit from being physically active and part of a team which is why we integrate athletics into our daily program. We continue to offer a variety of team sports and partner with local organizations including Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, and other local Town of Fairfield recreation fields and facilities.

Leadership opportunities and team-building are important for all students especially throughout their elementary and middle school years. Student Council is a strong leadership forum for our Upper School students and The Kindness Project provides a initiative to give back to the community for our Lower School students. Both groups promote school spirit, responsibility, and community involvement by organizing TSS spirit days, fundraisers, and food and clothing drives.

In everything we do, we strive to provide a “more than” school life for students who have often had a “less than” experience in traditional school settings.

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