The Country School is called The Country School for a reason. Set on 23 rural acres in an area of winding roads, open spaces, woods, and residential homes, the campus offers students the freedom to safely celebrate, explore, and learn about the natural environment.
Campus is laid out in a village-like fashion, with seven separate buildings arranged in a gentle arc. The buildings progress by age grouping, from Clark House, a specially designed center for early childhood on one end, to Jones House, the headquarters for most Middle School classes, on the other.
The Blatchford Learning Center houses Elmore Library, science laboratories, a STEAM lab, and a large history classroom. The Farmhouse, our campus's original building, serves as our administrative headquarters. DeFrancis Gymnasium provides space for indoor athletic events as well as theatrical and musical performances. Other facilities include the art studio, two additional STEAM Labs, a music room, and dining hall.
Students spend much time outdoors, walking between buildings to classes and playing outside during recess, which is part of every child’s day, PreSchool through Grade 8. The campus offers its own ropes course, a climbing wall, a community garden, several age-appropriate playgrounds, multiple outdoor gathering spaces, two full-sized athletic fields, four tennis courts, a baseball and softball diamond, outdoor basketball court, cross country course, and scenic nature trails through the woods.
The Country School is a happy place, a setting where students feel comfortably at home and where it feels natural to "honor the creativity, sense of wonder, and exuberance of childhood."
Shaping the Future: Transforming TCS
In honor of our school's 60th Anniversary, The Country School campus embarked on a dramatic transformation. The first phase of the Shaping the Future campaign resulted in a magnificent new outdoor athletic complex, including:
- side-by-side athletic fields
- four state-of-the-art tennis courts
- a baseball and softball diamond
- a new, expanded playground
- an outdoor basketball court
Phase two has shifted vehicles and parking away from the center of campus, creating a pedestrian village for learning at the core. With additional aesthetic and programmatic enhancements, the end result will be a campus that has a look and feel similar to those existing at the colleges and leading secondary schools our graduates attend.