Our Mission

Welcome to The Country School

The Country School honors our students’ creativity, sense of wonder, and intellectual curiosity. Our integrated curriculum aligns rigorous academics with a commitment to character and leadership development. We nurture every student’s unique role in the community, empowering each to serve the common good. Graduates of The Country School face the future with confidence and an education that lasts a lifetime.

We Live Our Mission By:

  • Inspiring lifelong learners with a dynamic and rigorous curriculum.
  • Celebrating the whole child by emphasizing social and emotional growth through coordinated programs.
  • Integrating leadership opportunities that enhance student learning in and beyond the classroom.
  • Facilitating an understanding of the world through deliberate programs and experiences that encourage students to embrace differences, explore new perspectives, and find common ground in a multicultural world.
  • Recognizing the value of service as a learning opportunity and a responsibility we all have to our greater community.
  • Providing inclusive artistic and athletic opportunities for every student.
  • Developing strong partnerships among students, teachers, parents, families, alumni, and our greater shoreline community.
  • Honoring our community traditions and values.
  • Utilizing every aspect of our 23-acre country setting to deliver and strengthen our program.

Our Core Values

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  • Creativity

    As we honor creativity, the sense of wonder, and exuberance in childhood, we inspire enthusiasm for learning as an exciting, lifelong activity. We value imagination and diverse ways of thinking.
  • Resilience

    Knowing that improvement requires a willingness to take risks, persevere, and learn from mistakes, we encourage and support students as they stretch their limits both in and out of the classroom. Through appropriate challenges and reflection, our students learn that adversity offers opportunities for growth.
  • Confidence

    We teach students that their voices matter. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect where children feel comfortable speaking and acting with vision and conviction.

List of 2 items.

  • Kindness

    “Be kind” is our guiding principle. We practice empathy by considering different perspectives and making all members of the community feel welcome, included, and respected. Our students look beyond themselves to work collaboratively and serve others.
  • Integrity

    Our community is built on trust. We prepare students to meet not only academic challenges, but personal and ethical ones as well. As we tell our students, we all must do the right thing, even when no one else is watching.
Our three simple rules that we know children will be able to memorize and easily recite.

  1. Be kind to others.
  2. Respect everyone’s right to learn.
  3. Take responsibility for yourself and your world.
341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
P. 203-421-3113  |  F. 203-421-4390  |  Health Office F. 860-469-2550
Founded in 1955, The Country School is a coeducational, independent school serving students in PreSchool-Grade 8. The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child.