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We are 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.

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a note from


Dear SBS Families,

Due to COVID-19, Side by Side Charter School will be operating with a hybrid model of instruction including a combination of both in-person learning and at-home, remote learning for students.

All students, PreK-8th grade will be assigned a Cohort.

Cohort “A” students will attend school, in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays; and will have at-home remote instruction on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Cohort “B” students will attend school in-person on Thursdays and Fridays; and will have at-home, remote instruction on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions, comments or concerns that I can assist with at ext. 133 or

Mr. Nittoly