Our Story

Side by Side Community School was founded in 1997 by six public school educators when Connecticut charter school law first went into effect. Our mission as founders, was to create a learning environment where diverse groups of students are challenged academically, encouraged to problem solve, and work cooperatively. Integral to our mission was the creation of a community of learners in an atmosphere that fosters joy and passion for learning. In addition, we strive to build character and responsibility through public service and political action to instill in our students a sense of social justice.