The Putnam Indian Field School is an independent, co-educational preschool for children from toddler through Pre-K years. Established as the result of a merger in 1978 between two well-known Greenwich nursery schools, the school represents over 70 years of combined experience in serving community children. Organized as an educational, non-profit corporation, and operated by a Board of Trustees made up of school parents, PIFS is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited as a program of excellence by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In the spring of 2016, PIFS became a Connecticut Green LEAF School.

Our Mission

PIFS provides an early childhood educational experience that will ignite a love of learning and inspire children to:

  • Be creative and critical thinkers
  • Have a positive self-image
  • Bravely take risks
  • Embrace diversity
  • Feel responsible for themselves and their world
  • Be good friends

The classroom experience for our Toddlers, Nursery, Connecting and Pre-Kindergarten students naturally differs based on what is developmentally appropriate. What is an underlying thread throughout Putnam Indian Field School is our belief that children are powerful and competent learners and that they learn best in thoughtfully prepared and engaging environments by teachers who are loving, enthusiastic, joyful and careful listeners.