Putnam Indian Field School

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<p>The Putnam Indian Field School is an independent, co-educational preshool for children from toddler through pre-kindergarten years.  </p>
<p>Fred Wierdsma, a lifelong Greenwich resident and a teacher at Greenwich Country Day School, founded the Putnam School in 1971 and became its headmaster two years later.</p> <p>In 1978, he merged his school with Indian Field School, a two-room, "little red schoolhouse." The result of the merger, the Putnam Indian Field School, represents more than 70 years of combined experience serving community children, according to the school's website.  In 2001, Wierdsma retired as Headmaster but continues to head the school's development efforts.</p> <p>Putnam Indian Field School has 39 staff members, including 29 classroom teachers who staff 13 different classes. Four specialists teach art, music and science. Ten of the teachers have graduate degrees; ten others have baccalaureate degrees and the rest have or are working on associate degrees, according to the school's website. </p> <p>In addition to the teaching staff, Marianne Riess is the school's director.</p> <p>Some of the faculty have been with the school since the merger of Putnam and Indian Field School in 1978. </p>
P.O. Box 604, Greenwich, CT 06836
(203) 661-4629
  • Accessibility Details: There is near-store handicapped parking.
  • Hours: Mon - Wed, 9am - 6pm; Thu - Fri, 9am - 7pm; Sat, 9am - 4pm; Sun, closed
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