Inspiring creativity, discovery, and wonder

Underlying our Early Childhood program for students in PreSchool and PreKindergarten is the philosophical belief that each child has unique gifts, that all children can learn, and that learning should be a joyful process. This Early Childhood program offers students an academic program rich with experimentation, hands-on learning, and an array of co-curricular classes and experiences, including global language, leadership, and STEAM.

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Our Early Childhood Program is housed in Clark House, a sunny, inviting building that inspires creativity and exploration with its wide, open spaces and myriad opportunities for discovery, reflection, activity, wonder, and quiet time. Large, low windows allow small children to look outside, and the outdoors becomes an extension of the classroom, where a focus on the natural sciences helps churn wonder and curiosity about the world. Clark House has its own room dedicated to STEAM, and students have regular opportunities to explore these areas while
developing their own design thinking and critical thinking skills.

Co-curricular courses are taught by specialists, and our young learners experience multiple learning environments and teachers, with regular visits to the library, science lab, STEAM lab, gymnasium, Children's Garden, and campus trails.

Our admission process uses a developmental approach and most PreSchoolers are three years old by September 30. Most PreKindergarten students are four years old by September 30. All children are expected to be toilet trained. 

Flexible Scheduling

Half Day
M - F
8:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
MWF, PreSchool only
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Full Day
M - F
8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MWF, PreSchool only
8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.