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.
Country School alumni are a diverse and talented group who work in a wide range of fields, including the arts, education, government, environmental protection, law, medicine, finance, and journalism. Some of our alumni have been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards; others have volunteered to serve on Country School boards and committees and generously donated time, talent, and/or funds to their alma mater. Still others have enrolled their children at The Country School, showing that they truly understand the value of an education that lasts a lifetime.

The Country School has an active Alumni Association which oversees reunion planning, alumni communications, and other activities involving former students. The Alumni Association also identifies and nominates the recipient of the 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.