Academics
Divisions

Intermediate (Grades 4-5)

Intermediate Grades Academic Overview

At The Country School, 4th and 5th Grades are a time of transition. As students in our private Intermediate school, move from the more sheltered world of their Primary years to the more independent realm of Middle School, their academic and personal responsibilities increase. With these growing responsibilities come growth opportunities to learn about self-advocacy, responsibility, and leadership.

Example Growth Opportunities

At the beginning of the school year, our 5th Grade private school students run the weekly Lower School meeting, using a radio show format, WTCS, that fosters public speaking and leadership skills. In the latter part of the school year, our private 4th Grade students demonstrate their leadership skills when they take over the show.

Some of the student growth opportunities that exist for our 4th and 5th Grade scholars include the following: 
  • Fourth Graders oversee the school's recycling program.
  • Fifth Graders tend to the kitchen garden.
  • Fourth Graders begin to participate in clubs
  • Fifth Graders can join teams such as Robotics.
  • Fourth Graders join the 5th Graders for outdoor education activities in the fall.
  • In the spring, 4th Graders experience an overnight "tent in" on campus, while 5th Graders excitedly head off campus for the first official Outdoor Education overnight trip.

Country School 5th Grader

I love The Country School because all the teachers and students are really friendly and helpful. The teachers are always willing to give you extra help or help you catch up with your homework or school work. You have more one-on-one time with your teachers and you get to call and/or email them if you have any questions or do not understand something.
341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
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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.