Celebrating 60 Years
The 2015-2016 school year marked the 60th anniversary of The Country School's founding, and we celebrated in all sorts of ways!
On the 60th day of school, students and teachers celebrate our anniversary with a special photo
(taken on what will soon be our new tennis courts and with the help of a construction cherry picker).
A major focus for the 60th Anniversary year was start of the Shaping the Future Campaign, an endeavor aimed at transforming campus - and The Country School experience.
Learn more about this transformative project and follow its progress.
Learn more about this spectacular celebration, an opportunity for friends from across the decades to come together and celebrate - and shape - our school's history.
TEDxThe Country School: a 60th Anniversary Celebration
The Country School hosted its first-ever TEDx event, celebrating ideas worth spreading and The Country School's long tradition of public speaking. Learn more
Most Likely to Succeed: A film screening and panel discussion
The Country School invited the broader community to a screening of Most Likely to Succeed, the acclaimed film about the future of education. Learn more about the screening and panel discussion, a 60th anniversary edition of our Parent and Educator Series.
The 60th Anniversary Lois MacLane Poetry Recitation
First held on April 26, 1957, The Lois MacLane Poetry Recitation is The Country School's oldest and most revered tradition. For the 60th Anniversary edition, a special panel of judges - made up of previous MacLane winners, past parents, and former Heads of School - joined us. Learn more
Throughout the year, students helped us mark 60 Years of The Country School, incorporating lessons in history, in art class, and in performances. Learn more
Alumni served as judges for the 60th Anniversary MacLane Poetry Recitation. It was a thrill to welcome back gold medalist Gus Dangremond '06, perennial finalist Daniel Hartsoe '05, and record-breaking four-time 1st place winner John Burt '71.
Birthday Tributes from Alumni
Alumni also shared birthday tributes. Jared Glasser and Peter Burdge, both '09, spent several weeks combing through our school archives. Jared, a student at Loyola Marymount, came up with a series of small posters to represent what he sees as core elements of The Country School mission.