Deciding between Darien, CT and New Canaan, CT. Darien middle school is ranked #1 in state. Saxe is #7.

Asked by Kelly Baker, Darien, CT Thu Feb 12, 2009

How do music programs compare?

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Ninfa Valella, Agent, Wilton, CT
Sat Nov 21, 2009
I agree with the other comments . Both towns have excellent school systems and if you go to you can pull school reports to compare . If you are going to be commuting to NYC Darien will be easier because you are on the faster train line.If you want to be near the Sound and all that it has to offer then Darien might be the one. New Canaan is gorgeous and more pricey.
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Judith "Judy"…, Agent, New Canaan, CT
Fri Oct 30, 2009
I know New Canaan has a decent music program. They are probably pretty comparable. The school systems being relatively equal, you might want to consider other deciding factors. Darien has beach and direct access to MetroNorth (no connections). New Canaan has a wonderful downtown area, Waveny park, and a town pool. I have two kids who did quite well at Saxe. They have "honors" classes at Saxe and really encourage student to excel. Average home prices are higher in New Canaan. There are less middle income properties. I've lived in both towns and know that both school systems are of the best quality. You can't go wrong with either pick. Plus,you can join the Conservatory in New Canaan whether you live there or not.

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