Eagle Hill School is located in the beautiful residential town of Greenwich, Connecticut. The school is located directly off Glenville Road. For directions, click here.
Eagle Hill School was established on property acquired in 1903 by C. W. Post, the cereal magnate, who then built an estate known as the Boulders.
In 1905, C. W. Post’s daughter, Marjorie Merriweather, married Edward Close and the young couple settled on the estate. Mr. and Mrs. Close, their two daughters, and a staff of thirteen occupied the Boulders until 1917 when the main house was severely damaged by fire. In 1921, the property was deeded to the Lanier family for use as Edgewood School. The National Reading Foundation of New York established Haithcox School on the property in 1956, and from 1962 to 1971, Daycroft School occupied the premises.
In 1975, Eagle Hill School was started by Dr. James J. A. Cavanaugh as a residential and day school for children with learning disabilities. The school opened with 17 children, and grew to 38 by the end of just the first year of operation. The original faculty of 12 teachers and administrators came from Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts.
FOUNDERS MARK & RAYMA GRIFFIN
Much of the growth and reputation of Eagle Hill-Greenwich can be attributed to the leadership of Dr. Mark Griffin, the founding headmaster, and Rayma Griffin, formerly the Director of Admissions and Placement.. Their passion for children with learning disabilities resulted in a school that is now internationally renowned in the field of education.
During their 34-year tenure, enrollment increased to 250 students, and the number of faculty and staff to more than 100.
A SECOND HEAD OF SCHOOL JOINS EAGLE HILL
In 2009, the second Head of School, Dr. Marjorie E. Castro, joined the school, and has instituted the Foundations Program for children ages 5-7 who are entering grade one, and the launch of the new Summer Programs in London, England and The Singapore American School. Under Dr. Castro, Eagle Hill's campus has undergone extensive renovations, including the creation of a Community Room and new Dining Hall, as well updates to the dorms and the classrooms in Hardwick House and the Griffin Academic Center. Today, Eagle Hill is a beacon for parents who seek specialized education for young, bright children who learn differently.