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.
Orange Community Nursery School 525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT06477 Founded in 1956, the Orange Community Nursery School, located in the High Plains Community Center on Orange Center Road,…More has been a cooperative organization involving teachers as well as parents. It prides itself as a developmental center-based program focusing on social skills for the three-year-old group and kindergarten readiness for the four-year-old group. The children experience art, music, movement, storytelling and creative play in a bright and fun environment. The well-equipped playground is safe and gated.
Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood, Amity Regional Middle School in Orange is home to the town's 7th and…More 8th grade students.
Principal Kathi Fuller-Cutler brings a fresh perspective to nurturing students and preparing them for the transition to high school. "These two years are two of the most important years in the children's development," she said.
Amity Middle School Orange is part of Connecticut's Region 5 school district, along with Amity Middle School Bethany campus and the Amity High School in Woodbridge.
Suzuki Music School of Orange 480 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT06477 Suzuki Music School of Orange is a non-profit music school offering lessons and instruction according to theSuzuki…More method. The school offers instrumental instruction in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, piano, voice, chamber music, music theory and ensemble. It also offers a variety of classes and programs for children up to age five. Instrumental classes involve one private and one group lesson per week.
The Department of Special Education falls under the Board of Education.
New Director of Special Services Kai…More Graves, who was hired in 2010, is a respected, caring leader who listens to parents of special-needs children and works with the three elementary schools and kindergartens to provide the children with the services they need.
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.
Race Brook School serves elementary students from the east side of the town of Orange. In each hallway are…More hand-painted murals that teach different geographical lessons using the school mascot, Racy the Raccoon. Bottle and can recycling boxes are strategically placed throughout the school to encourage the students to "go green." Bright classrooms and new technology make Race Brook School an exciting learning environment for young minds.
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.