About our school
Each house within Cider Mill School incorporates Wilton’s rich history since each of our houses are named after historical schoolhouses once found in Wilton—Kent, Cannondale, Nod Hill, and Belden Hill. Each student progresses through a designated house from the 3rd through 5th grades, creating a smaller, student-centered school community where students are encouraged to create, collaborate, critically think, and building the skills necessary to reach their fullest potential; now and in the future. Within each house, students and staff build a sense of belonging and positive school spirit. Throughout the school year, students and staff work hard to exemplify our 3 Rs - and show they are Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn!
Kent House - Color Green
Belden Hill House - Color Yellow
Cannondale House - Color Blue
Nod Hill House - Color Red
The center of Cider Mill holds our shared resources such as the main office, nurses’ office, guidance offices, music rooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, the stage, science laboratories, library learning commons and the cafeteria. Our cafeteria features a full kitchen and two service lines to insure that students quickly settle down to their healthy lunch. The stage is equipped with full lighting and sound systems which allows for exciting performances by our students and staff as well as various enrichment programs supported by the PTA.
Cider Mill runs on a 6-day rotating schedule. Within that six day rotation students will have two P.E. classes, two Art classes, and two Music classes. Students will also have world language classes every other day.
Different grades have different schedules. Your child’s teacher will share the daily schedule with you. A typical day might be:
7:40 a.m. Morning Work
8:00 a.m. Math
9:00 a.m. Special (music, gym, art, library)
9:40 a.m. Reading/Language Arts
10:40 a.m. Lunch/Recess
11:20 a.m. World Language
11:50 p.m. Writer’s Workshop/Word Work
1:00 p.m. Social Studies or Science
1:45 p.m. Read Aloud