Students Return
August 25th, 2014

BOE Regular Meeting
August 26th, 2014


Expanded use of ASPEN for

Student Contact & Medical Emergency Information

Sharing Directory Info & Email/Text Notifications

Darien is now using ASPEN, a secure Web-based information management system to collect contact and medical emergency information and for parents to request non-disclosure of directory information for students.  School Messenger will be used for email/text notifications in place of Ed Alert.

Please click here for more information

Learner-Centered Teaching


Welcome to Darien Public Schools

The Darien Public Schools web site will be going through many great improvements. Our ultimate goal for the site is to keep parents informed of the events that shape their children's education.

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postheadericon Appointment of Interim Royle Elementary School Principal


The Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John P. Grasso as Interim Royle Elementary School Principal for the 2014-2015 school year.  Mr. Grasso will assume his responsibilities on August 1, 2014.  Click here to read more.


Last Updated (Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:22)


postheadericon Asbestos Management Plan Notification


Any parent, staff member or community member who wishes to review the asbestos management plans may do so in the following manner.  You can go to the Central Office at 35 Leroy Avenue and ask for the plan by building name.  Someone from Facilities will be able to show you the plans, and provide you with any other information you may need.  You can also go to the main office in the schools and ask to see the plan for that building.   In the buildings the plans are kept in the Head Custodian’s office.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mike Lynch at 203-656-7418, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





On December 16, 2013, the Darien Board of Education received the final version of the special education report, “Procedures and Practices Relevant to the Administration and Operation of Instruction, Services and Support for Students with Disabilities in the Darien Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year,”  prepared at the Board’s request  by Sue Gamm, Esq.  A revised Executive Summary (dated December 16, 2013) was also received.


You will find a copy of both reports by using the links to these report(s) Full Report, Revised Executive Summary.


Elizabeth A. Hagerty-Ross, Chairman

Darien Board of Education


postheadericon 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals


At its meeting on March 25, 2014, the Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 School Calendar Proposals  click here.    We welcome the opportunity for feedback on the proposals.



Last Updated (Monday, 21 April 2014 07:27)


postheadericon Guidelines for Practice: Extended School Year Services


Please click here to read the full document.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 March 2014 20:55)



Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.  Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Chris Manfredonia                                                 Ellen Ryan                       
203-655-3981 (x-2263)                                       203-655-3981 (x-2304)

Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT  06820