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.
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.
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
The school day begins at 9:10 a.m. and the doors to Veterans Park open at 8:55 a.m. Students who arrive at school between 8:55 and 9:10 a.m. will wait in supervised common areas until 9:10 a.m. when the school day officially begins. Then they will go to their classrooms. Kindergarten through second grade waits in the cafeteria, and third grade through fifth grade waits in the cafeteria.
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.