Private School Grades Offered at The County School


Inspiring creativity, discovery, and wonder

Underlying our Early Childhood program for young learners in both private 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.  Our Early Childhood program offers families a private PreSchool and private PreKindergarten experience in Madison, CT, that is rich with experimentation, hands-on learning, and an array of co-curricular classes, including global language, STEAM, and strong leadership.

Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood Program is housed in Clark House, a sunny, inviting building that inspires creativity and exploration with its wide-open spaces while providing a  myriad of opportunities for discovery, reflection, activity, and wonder. Your young scholar will enjoy large, low windows that allow them to look outside, and the outdoors becomes an extension of their classroom, where a focus on the natural sciences helps churn wonder and curiosity about the world. 

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. While you are considering a private Kindergarten experience, keep in mind that most PreKindergarten students at the Country School in Madison, Connecticut, 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.