Welcome to Whitby! Here you will find an extraordinary school with a multicultural community of dedicated faculty and staff, involved and supportive parents, and poised and confident students who are happily engaged in learning.

From its inception in 1958, Whitby has been at the forefront of educational excellence. Currently, Whitby’s seamless integration of the highly regarded Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs is arguably the most powerful offered anywhere. By focusing on child-centered learning, our students are given the opportunity to develop to their full potential in an environment that embraces a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and concepts combined with collaboration and creative expression.

Both local and international families remark on Whitby’s warm and inviting atmosphere and how quickly their children became a vital and engaged part of the Whitby community. In each of our carefully prepared classrooms, highly trained faculty members are guides, facilitators, and expert practitioners of a combination of direct instruction adapted to the needs of each child and hands-on, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. The low 6:1 faculty-student ratio allows for individualized attention, while our curriculum provides the academic, social and physical challenges children need to discover the joy of learning.

The results are both rewarding and impressive: Whitby students are thriving, and Whitby graduates consistently find success in secondary school and beyond. They are already experienced global citizens; passionate about learning and confidently navigating today’s rapidly changing world.

All of us at Whitby hope you will visit our beautiful campus in back country Greenwich, CT, and experience for yourselves how Whitby inspires students to the highest levels of achievement. We look forward to meeting you!


Building upon the principles of the Montessori philosophy and the International Baccalaureate Programs, Whitby School inspires academic excellence, independence and a passion for learning while motivating our students to confidently take action as contributing members of a diverse global community.

Philosophy & Methodology

By combining the complementary Montessori and IB teaching methodologies along with educational best practices, Whitby endows each student with distinct educational advantages.

As America’s oldest Montessori school, Whitby follows the child’s developmental stages to provide the most effective teaching approaches, respecting and encouraging each child’s innate curiosity about the world. Furthermore, Whitby’s IB curricular programs of structured inquiry are tailored to the maturity and intellect of the child and develop the fundamentals of the IB learner profile in each student.

The result is Whitby provides each child the tools to succeed academically, socially and emotionally, now and in the future.

Three Year Strategic Plan

Whitby has set a long-range vision to grow its student body with its innovative curriculum, strengthen the engagement and commitment of the Board and community of stakeholders who support Whitby, and create a platform for long-term financial stability and enhanced impact for the children and families served by Whitby.