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17 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 968-2468
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September 22, 2014
Second part my response to that uneducated person who posted on September 17, 2013 So in all I know many parents who's children are or were PH alumni and the truth is you are the second person I learned about who thinks PH is a bad preschool. I think they are creating home away for home for the kids, kids who trust them love them and many times are part of thei families for many years to come. I know kids who until graduating high school go to visit PH staff regularly because of the great pact these teachers had on their lives, so my words of custom to you - educate yourself first with the curicullum of 2 to 4 year olds, do research and personally experience the difference in preschools in this area before you give a judgement on something you have no clue about.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
We have just graduated our son from Pipers Hill. While there are other more expensive and more "corporate" daycare / preschool centers in the area, we waited until Piper's became available and were lucky it did. I like the school most of all for its facility and teachers. And when I had concerns, they were responsive. My son is ready for kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
My three children have all been enrolled at Piper's Hill. My oldest is now 13, my middle child is 9, and my youngest is 4 and currently attending the Pre-K Program. Being a member of the Piper's Hill Community for over ten years, I can honestly say that we could not have asked for a better environment for our children. Our older children were more than prepared for Kindergarten, are both honor students, and have a love for learning which I strongly feel Piper's Hill helped to instill in them at an early age. Many of the teachers and staff have been with the school for a long time (all three of my children have had some of the same teachers) which speaks to their dedication to the school and the children. My older children still love coming with me to the school to pick up their sister so they can visit their teachers. The curriculum is well planned and communicated. My daughter is always excited to tell me about what she learned in school that week. Ultimately, my children were/are always excited to go to Piper's Hill, I know that they were/are safe and well cared for, and always came home happy. As a parent, I could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
I am in education myself, so I asked a lot of questions prior to registering at PH and continue to have ongoing conversations with staff and their supervisors. I am amazed at how much teaching they do through play! They have a positive attitude toward behavior issues, and through consistency and relationships with the students they seem to be able to manage all of the many stages children go through. They do not provide special education services, but I have seen a speech therapist there. I assume she is there through the public schools or the parents pay her privately. I read the curriculum every week and see that they have projects and books planned daily in addition to free play time, a sensory table, music and movement, etc. The staff and directors are approachable and responsive to any parental concerns.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
This is a nice school as you can see there are many that rate it as one star if I could I'd rate it zero. First of all they should fire the receptionist that sits in the front the one that wears glasses cause obviously she can't handle situations and lacks education. Secondly the teachers, assistants, aides etc need to take more classes regarding how to handle children that are over reactive , hyper, tantrums, etc. third but not least there are not lessons given to the kids they go school and come back from school with no homework. So at the end each parent has the right to make their comments there's no need for a teacher to write on schools behalf to protect themselves or make themselves look better

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2013
I'm completely dissatisfied with Piper's Hill. They have very high expectations on kids and the teachers completely lack the versatility of dealing with different kids. They put the parents under lot of stress complaining about the kids and recommending to seek medical treatment where in the kid is absolutely normal. We have gone through tremendous stress while our kid is at this center and hence I had to pull her out.Please think twice before sending your kid to this center. I feel it's not worth waiting so long to get in and regret later.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
Having been involved with Piper's Hill school for quite a while -- I must say that the below posters information about the teacher/student ratio in Pre-K is inaccurate. There are three teachers in all Pre-K rooms. Also, all "aides" have CDA degrees/certification (Child development associate degrees). FYI, the assistant teachers are educated, and are not just extra bodies. My personal experience there was wonderful, but I suppose you can't please everyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
I used to have both of my children go to this school, i was highly unsatisfied with the actual teachers involvement with students, the school it self is very nice, they have everything for children, extra classes etc. I totally understand the 2 teachers per 20 children, and completly agree because there were many occasion when i used to drop my daughter off i always used to see one teacher and one aide. Then there were many days were there were one teacher and two aids. I dont think an aide can help my child but a teacher can. They may have child care certificates but educationally that does not help any 4 or 5 years old. i only moved my kids out because of this, teachers just did not know how to approach students, and the fact that one teacher has to watch and educate 20 kids is very comfortable for any parent. and AKA we had brought this up to the main office, head teachers, and even the person in charge and were completly ignored. Anyhow i moved my kids to bright horizons amazing schools and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
To the uniformed parent who had said that there are 2 teachers per 20 kids in the preschool rooms, it's pretty false. The Pre-k class always have 3 and up to 4 teachers on hand to attend to the children. It's only on very, VERY rare cases where there will be 2 teachers left with 20 kids. Speaking of teachers about 99% of the teachers already have their CDAs, or are going to school to get a degree (AKA we know what we're doing). Also, if you think there is more discipline rather than educating going on, you are very mistaken. Next time look at the weekly lesson plan, inform yourself, and talk to the teachers/office.

- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2012
There is a lot of truth to the review posted on January 30, 2012. I have a child attending Piper's Hill and have thought about pulling out. To the parent of said review, I would like to know if you meant that they offer a different class at PH for speech delay students or do you mean the public school system in Stamford offers special education and you didn't know about it? If PH offer a classroom for speech delay students, I find that to be news to me. I would most definitely be interested. I do agree that the classroom of 20 students with age ranging from just three to almost five is a bit much for two/three teachers to handle. At this stage, the age small difference equates to huge educational, developemental, and emotional differences. So the reality of this practice is that they spend lots of time discplining students rather than educating. I have witnessed this on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2011
Excellent school. My second daughter loves this school. We transfered her from another preschool to this one. I wish I had done that transfer starting my first one as well

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2010
My son 22 month old attends Piper Hill in the explorer program. We have had a great experience with them. They have a nice schedule and teach the kids numbers, letters, they do circle time and read books to them, sing songs, do arts and crafts, gym time etc. For holidays they make things to take home. Ie halloween, they made a pumpkin and bats out of construction paper and using paint (hand prints). Very cute. The teachers are really good to him! Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
My son attended Pipers Hill 15 years ago and my daughter has been there for the last 6 years. Pipers is an extended family for us and has provided both my children and excellent pre-k education which was recognized by their kindergarten teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2010
All three of my sons went to Piper's Hill and I could not have asked for better care. As an educator and as mother, no where could I have found a more caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
We had two sons in pipers hill. the staff was some of the best around. great school. would say its better for toddlers and up.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
Both our children have thrilled at Piper's Hill and we feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing center!

- submitted by a parent
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Learning Center-Pipers Hill
17 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT  06902
(203) 968-2468
Last modified Learning Center-Pipers Hill is a Private school that serves grade PK
Learning Center-Pipers Hill Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top