This website contains information to help you get to know The Pinnacle School and how it might be a fit for your child. At Pinnacle, we understand that everyday brings new challenges, milestones and successes in the life of a child. Each of these moments teach you as parents, and us as educators, something new about your child’s abilities and needs.

Choosing a school for your child can leave you hopeful one day and nervous the next. Whatever your child’s strengths, gifts and challenges, there is no best school for every child. There may be a right school for your child, however, and my job is to help you determine if Pinnacle is that school. I am here to guide you through the admissions and placement process and explain Pinnacle’s philosophy, our strategies for success, and how we partner with you in your child’s education.

We believe that children are trying their best every day, even if some of those days are better than others. Through our multifaceted, research-based program and excellent faculty, we support our students to reach their true potential.

We work closely with families and school districts. Our admissions process is designed to determine which students will thrive at Pinnacle academically, socially, and emotionally. Ask as many questions as you need to, and if you don’t find something in these pages that you seek, let us know. We want this to be a positive experience and a smooth process.

Sunan Jones
Director of Admissions


How To Apply

  1. Call or email the Director of Admissions for an informational phone interview (usually 30-45 minutes)

  2. Parent tour and meeting with Director of Admissions and Head of School

  3. Student meeting and tour

  4. Submit the release of information form, application, parent statement and student statement

  5. Student shadow day with a student ambassador

  6. Complete the rest of the application (see details below)


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Completed parent tour, student tour, and student shadow day at Pinnacle

  • Application

  • Release of Information Form

    • Please Include previous school(s), outside therapists & service providers

  • Academic records (3 years), including an official transcript, grades, standardized testing, academic evaluations, neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluations

  • Other evaluations – e.g. Speech and Language

  • Writing Samples(s)

    • Recent Representative Work from School

    • Creative / Personal Piece (Optional)

  • Academic recommendation from a teacher or administrator

  • Parent Statement

  • Student Statement

  • Recent photograph

  • Application fee ($75)


After the application is complete and we have conducted the necessary consultations, the admissions committee will convene and determine if Pinnacle is able to meet the student’s needs. Admissions are on a rolling basis until the school is fully enrolled, at which time accepted students will be placed on a waiting list.


To inquire about The Pinnacle School for your child, please contact us at or (203) 409-0068 x 226.

Pinnacle School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by CT state and or federal nondiscrimination laws. Pinnacle School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries should be directed to GEG’s Title IX coordinator, Robyn Whittingham, COO, 44 Commerce Road, Stamford CT 06902, 203-661-1609,