The Southport School, offers co-educational elementary, middle, and summer school programs in Southport, CT, in Fairfield County. The School provides transformative educational experiences for students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD/ADD. At The Southport School, students can safely take risks and are championed by an expert faculty that is student-focused and uses research and evidence-based approaches.
Since its founding 37 years ago, The Southport School has unlocked the potential of more than 3,500 students. With a total of 56 faculty/staff members, and 121 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, Southport School’s Student/Faculty Ratio is 4:1. Students typically spend 3-4 years at The Southport School and approximately 60% go on to attend independent or parochial schools while 40% attend public schools.
Over the years, the school has served students from 45 communities. Students currently come from more than 18 communities in Fairfield and Westchester County with the largest town representation from Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
At The Southport School, our vision is a world where peo...ple with language-based learning differences and ADHD are embraced for their strengths and potential, and where all teachers have access to training in best educational practices and current research.
Our mission is to provide transformative educational experiences that have lifelong impact on our students as well as thought leadership that engages the learning differences community.
The Southport School is dedicated to creating an environment for LD and ADHD students in kindergarten through 8th grade that recognizes individual strengths, promotes independent thinking, develops self-esteem and self-advocacy, and supports a successful transition for continued academic achievement. Through our teacher training, professional development, and community outreach programs, we inform families, educators, and other professionals on how to implement those practices in the lives of people with language-based learning differences and ADHD.