Veterans Park Elementary School
Veterans Park School Building
students making a V and a P in the grass and a group of students smiling

About Our School

Veterans Park Elementary School is one of six K–5 elementary schools in the Ridgefield Public School District. Located in beautiful Ridgefield, Connecticut, our school has a tradition of excellence. Between our exceptional curriculum and our dedication to nurturing the whole child through extracurricular programs, there’s no doubt—VPES is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your child.

Veterans Park CARES

All Ridgefield elementary schools are Responsive Classroom communities. All of our behavioral practices are grounded in our C.A.R.E.S. values and norms.

  • Cooperation
  • Assertion
  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Self-Control

Our Curriculum

Veterans Park Elementary’s curriculum adheres to state standards in all subjects, including the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. We also offer instruction in computer coding, art, music, and physical education. Our students leave elementary school well-prepared for success in middle school.

Arrival & Dismissal Information

Arrival

This year, students who arrive at school between 8:55 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. must wait in a supervised common area until 9:10 a.m., when the school day officially begins, and they can go to their classrooms.

If your schedule permits, please arrive (by car or on foot) as close to 9:10 a.m. as possible to avoid large numbers of students needing to congregate. We have many more children arriving early than in past years since many students are not taking the bus. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Dismissal

Parents using pedestrian pickup should plan on being outside of the cafeteria doors between 3:45 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. Car pickups should arrive on the queue starting at 3:40 p.m.