The ten-member board is elected by the town during the municipal elections. Each is a resident of the town of Orange.…More The board works with the Orange Superintendent of Schools and public school principals in making decisions that helped earn the Orange school system the reputation of being one of the best, most desirable in the state.
Turkey Hill School 441 Turkey Hill Rd, Orange, CT06477 Turkey Hill School was established in Orange in 1964. It is one of the three public elementary schools in…More town. Under the leadership of Principal Colleen Murray, the students learn about community service and respect for others. The school's logo is, "Turkey Hill School, This is where I belong." It is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence with small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology.
Orange Historical Society 605 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT06477 The city of Orange was incorporated in 1822 named after the William Prince of Orange in appreciation for benefits…More received. The land was purchased from the the Paugussett Indians in 1639 and was settled after 1700. The Orange Historical Society was founded in 1964 with artifacts dating back earlier than incorporation, and rigorously aims to protect and preserve the history of this era and subsequent eras. The artifacts can be seen on the Sunday tours of the Stone-Otis House - built in 1830 by Dennis Stone, an early prominent figure of Orange, and restored by the Orange Historical Society — and The Academy - originally serving as a school for the Orange community, an assembly room and later as the town hall until 1967. These two buildings of significance in the history of Orange today serve as museums for the town. In addition, a third museum — The Bryan-Andrew House — acquired by the town, belonged to the Bryan family. Richard Bryan, Jr. purchased 208 acres of land in 1700 and it was known as Bryan's Farm. Aside from the three museum houses, the society itself has nearly 350 members and meets a handful of times a year featuring speakers, exhibits and other educational and restorative projects which are open to the public as well. Orange does not appear to have any local legends or folklore or really any notable historical happenings other than a reputation for being a quiet little haven remaining in relative peace since its beginning.
New England Ballet School 200 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT06477 New England Ballet School & Company is committed to the belief that the performing arts is a vital element in the…More education of our children. Working under the initiative: DANCE: Developing Appreciation and Nurturance in Cultural Arts Education, we exist to promote arts education and to serve the community by giving performing opportunities to dancers of all ages and levels, children through adult. The purpose of the company is an educational one for the dancers and the community. The community dancers benefit from the experience of working with professional faculty, choreographers and guest artists, as well as professional directors, dancers, lighting, costume and set designers. The community benefits from having its own ballet company whose local school and public performances enhance arts awareness, promotes arts education in the schools and showcases local talent.