Academics

Philosophy

Our Academic Philosophy

The Country School recognizes that a challenging and exciting PreSchool through 8th Grade curriculum is the foundation for lifetime learning and love of school. Our program balances rigorous academics with vital offerings in the arts and athletics and an equally strong commitment to affective education.
The Alumni Association welcomes all former Country School students, from the 13 children who enrolled in 1955 to the school’s most recent graduates, from those who have attended The Country School from PreSchool-Grade 8 to students who were with us for just one year. Any former student is automatically a member of the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Association governs the actions of the Alumni Association and helps fulfill its mission to:
  • Promote a continuing, active relationship between the School, its Alumni, and their families
  • Maintain a spirit of fellowship among members
  • Work as ambassadors to support the best interests of The Country School

The primary goal of the Alumni Association is to maintain connections and/or reconnect with alumni, plan reunions and events, and identify and select candidates for the Distinguished Alumni Award. Each spring, the Alumni Association welcomes members of the graduating class into the Alumni Association at a special ceremony, during which we also present our Distinguished Alumni Award.

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  • Commitment to the Individual Student

    Commitment to each child is the hallmark of The Country School experience. Dynamic teachers form positive and supportive relationships with each student. At The Country School, we strive to nurture each child, valuing their unique gifts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Commitment to Community

    The Country School takes great pride in being a community of learners and doers. We relish and celebrate our diversity. Relationships among students, faculty, parents and administrators are strengthened through all-school meetings, family events, community service projects, Reading Buddies, our Parenting Series, Team Time, and more.
  • Spirited Learning

    Our learning is dynamic and engaging. Classrooms at The Country School exude an energy and vitality as students and teachers dialogue, explore, and discover together.
  • Honoring Childhood

    Each day, children at The Country School stretch themselves academically, socially, creatively, and physically. Teachers encourage students to discover and pursue their personal passions. Every student, whether age 3 or age 14, enjoys recess every day.

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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.