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Darien Public Schools,The Numbers Dont Lie….

One of the first things people ask me about when searching for real estate in Darien is the schools. How are they? How big are the classes? Are all the Darien Elementary schools equal? etc.

Well,I am a mother of three children all of whom have gone through the Darien Public School system.In fact, my youngest, Andy graduates from the High School next week.

All of my children were very different students with different interests ranging from basketball and rugby to musical theatre and a capella singing.In addition to excellent academics,they all had great after school and social experiences.

This week the Darien Times published the results of a report given to The Darien Board of Education.cap and gownsIt showed that 85% of Darien High Schools graduating class will be attending a four year college. Just over 5% will be attending a 2 year school and three students will be attending a college prep school.The remainder of students will take a job after graduating and the remainder of 13 students are undecided.

Within,the group attending four year colleges,72 will attend “the most competitive”, 80 will attend highly competitive schools and 39 will attend very competitive institutions.The ratings are based on Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.

You can find more specific school information at

For those of you with little ones,I have written a comprehensive article on Nursery schools in town.Click here to read it.

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