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Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities.

Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.

March 2, 2015

Dear SBS Families,

On Thursday, March 19 from 7-9pm the Side by Side teaching staff will be holding a Family Forum for all SBS families.  This forum will provide an opportunity for you, our parents, to experience some “Close Reading” activities first-hand alongside your children.  The Side by Side teachers will work in stations to provide examples and interactive opportunities for parents to “Close” read a given text.  This is a great opportunity to experience first-hand what some of the shifts to the Common Core State Standards are like for your children.  Please be sure to RSVP soon to reserve your place.  Childcare will be provided only for those who RSVP.   

Side by Side Gala scheduled for May 9 at the Norwalk Inn:

All elementary and middle school classrooms at Side by Side have been equipped with SmartBoard technology for many years.  Now, as we begin to transition into the 21st century of learning it is time to replace and upgrade nearly all of our SmartBoard hardware.  This goal to upgrade our classroom technology is the primary focus of this year’s Side by Side spring Gala Fundraiser.  All proceeds from this year’s event will go directly towards the purchase of new equipment and training for this technological approach to teaching and learning.  This year’s Gala will include an exciting new live auction format with many great items for our guests.  The Gala will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 7-11pm at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center.  Be on the lookout for your invitation coming soon!


Mr. Nittoly