HYBRID schedule still in effect

  • Side by Side Spring Break is March 15 - 19.

  • Tentative return to full-time, in-person school for all students: Mon, 3/29


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We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please watch this video for additional information: https://youtu.be/vl2BJL6xTYU

Applications must be submitted by 4 PM on Monday, April 5.

Over the summer, Side by Side Charter School formed a committee of diverse stakeholders in order to plan our re-opening for the 2020-2021 school year.

Click here to view our Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan that we have prepared as required by the Connecticut State Department of Education or click here for the Spanish version.

Click here to view our revised 2020-21 School Year Calendar.

If you haven't done so, please fill out this form to request a bus stop for your child no later than Monday, 8/24.

Si no lo ha hecho, complete este enlace para solicitar una parada de autobús para su hijo a más tardar el lunes 24 de agosto.


Side by Side Charter School is seeking donations for the purpose of assisting other SBS families facing significant hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  100% of all donations made to Side by Side Charter School during this period will be used to provide support to those families. 

Thank you.

Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk. As specified in our charter, our integrated student population reflects the diversity of our surrounding community. The 235 students of Side by Side, grades Pre-K through 8th, represent several surrounding Connecticut towns and cities.

Like all charter schools, Side by Side functions independently from any local or traditional public school system. At Side by Side, our innovative approaches toward education allow us to actively and equally involve parents, teachers, and students in our day-to-day operations.

Fall 2020

Due to COVID-19, Side by Side Charter School will be operating with a hybrid model of instruction including a combination of both in-person learning and at-home, remote learning for students.  

All students, PreK-8th grade will be assigned a Cohort.

  • Cohort "A" students will attend school, in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays; and will have at-home remote instruction on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Cohort "B" students will attend school in-person on Thursdays and Fridays; and will have at-home, remote instruction on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.