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.

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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 Smarter Balanced Field Tests Replace CMT/CAPT in DPS for Spring 2014


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postheadericon Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten registration will take place in Darien elementary schools in late January and early February 2014.  Please click here for further information.



postheadericon From the Board of Education

December 4, 2013


Dear Darien School Community,

The Darien Board of Education was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Mrs. MaryLee Fisher, former principal of Tokeneke Elementary School.  Mrs. Fisher passed away last Wednesday following a short illness.

Mrs. Fisher served as Tokeneke Elementary School Principal for 15 years prior to her retirement in 2011.  She was considered an outstanding educational leader who demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting the learning needs of students.  Notably, Mrs. Fisher played an important role in the planning and building of the new Tokeneke Elementary School.   

A former art teacher, Mrs. Fisher was honored following her retirement with the dedication of a beautiful mural at Tokeneke Elementary School that depicts images of different characters from classic children’s literature.  As members of the school community see this mural in the library setting, they are reminded of Mrs. Fisher’s love of the arts and of her meaningful contributions to the Darien school community.

We will remember Mrs. Fisher in our hearts and minds and we offer our deep sympathy to her family.

With the support of Mrs. Fisher’s family, a memorial scholarship fund in recognition of Mrs. Fisher’s love of the arts and contributions to the Darien Public Schools is being established by the Tokeneke PTO.  This scholarship will be given to a Tokeneke graduating senior who plans on pursuing post-high school study of the arts.  Contributions can be sent to:

MaryLee Fisher Arts Scholarship
c/o Tokeneke School
7 Old Farm Road
Darien, CT 06820



Darien Board of Education


Last Updated (Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:19)


postheadericon Darien Public Schools Implementation of Visitor Management System Tuesday 12/3


The Darien Public Schools will feature a new visitor management system beginning on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.  Visitors who wish to enter school buildings will be requested to scan their photo identification and receive a visitor's badge.  This is part of a new security clearance system aimed at making our schools safer for students and staff.  It offers us a high-tech way of keeping track of who is in our buildings at any time and is useful in cases of emergency.







Last night the Board of Education appointed Dr. Lynne Pierson as Interim Superintendent of the Darien Public Schools.  The Board also wishes to thank Timothy Canty, Acting Superintendent of Schools, for his dedication, professionalism, and leadership during this school year.  Dr. Pierson will officially join the Darien Public Schools on November 19, 2013, and we know the entire school community will be eager to meet and welcome Dr. Pierson.  A press release is attached.  Thank you.





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