Darien Summer School & Enrichment

How To Register

Darien Summer School provides you with two ways to register your child: online and hand-written. No reservations are accepted, so please register as early as possible for the best chance at placement in your desired classes!  Registration begins on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Please register your child for classes based on the grade they are entering in the fall.  Our programming is open to Darien residents AND non-residents.

All registrations require updated emergency medical information.  Registrations missing emergency medical information will be placed on hold until the information is received.  For additional information related to your child’s health, see the Medical Information section of our website.

1. Online at DarienSummerSchool.com

Online registration is the preferred method. It is fast and easy!  *All registrations will be charged a 3.5% processing fee.*

2. Hand-Written Registrations

Download Registration Form › Download Medical Form ›

Registrations completed by hand should be completed in a legible manner. Incomplete and illegible registrations may delay enrollment in a choice offering. Online registration is highly recommended to avoid unnecessary delays.  Payment with hand-written registrations can be in the form of credit card or check.  *All registrations will be charged a 3.5% processing fee.*

Walk-in Delivery:
Board of Ed. Offices
35 Leroy Avenue

Mail Delivery:
Darien Summer School
P.O. Box 1167
Darien, CT 06820

All walk-in and mailed registrations will be processed as quickly as possible, in the order they arrive at the secretary’s desk. The program secretary must first create and complete a profile for each of these registrations, select the courses listed for each child, and process a credit card, if necessary. This will take time, depending on the number of walk-in and mailed registrations that must be processed.

Therefore, it is possible that a parent registering online could secure a place in a class before a walk-in or mailed registration even though they may register later than parents who choose the aforementioned options. This is because the parent has chosen to expedite their child’s registration by entering the data themselves. Those parents who hand-deliver or mail their registrations have chosen to have the DSS enter the data for them; when that data is processed depends on how many must be processed by the program secretary.

Due to poor legibility, no faxed registrations will be accepted.

***Darien Summer School offers an employee discount for all Darien Public Schools staff members.  Please contact Vickie Festo at vfesto@darienps.org BEFORE registering in order to receive the discount.***


Full tuition must accompany registration – no partial payments can be accepted. Please include a check or credit card number (MasterCard or Visa). 

A $35 fee will be assessed for any checks returned by your bank.

Please note: DSS does NOT prorate any classes, camps or programs.