About IDS


The Independent Day School is a Pre-K – Grade 8 school located in central Connecticut (30 minutes from New Haven, 30 minutes from Hartford).  Founded in 1961 by families associated with Wesleyan University and Choate, IDS has a long tradition of innovative, student-centered education focused on academic excellence and social-emotional learning. The recent development of four Centers of Excellence for Environmental Literacy, Global Citizenship and Cultural Studies, Creative Arts, and Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship provides faculty and administrators with new frameworks for curricular and instructional advancement.

Quick facts about IDS:
  • Co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian day school
  • Student enrollment for 2020-21: 138
  • Students come to IDS from 29 Connecticut towns
  • Dedicated, highly educated faculty
  • Students of color represent 20% of the enrollment
  • 33 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens
  • Parent participation is encouraged

Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in IDS, however, there are no listed positions at this time.  Please feel free to submit your information to employment@independentdayschool.org for future consideration.

The Independent Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or membership in any other protected classes as set forth in state or federal law, in educational, scholarship, employment, or other school-administered programs. The Independent Day School is an equal opportunity employer.