Signature Programs

What makes an education last a lifetime?

At The Country School, we are committed to a vigorous academic curriculum – one that prepares students to thrive alongside the top scientists, historians, mathematicians, writers, artists, and thinkers anywhere. But we also believe that to be truly valuable, truly lasting, an education must also foster social and emotional growth.
To address this affective, or social and emotional, aspect of our curriculum, we have developed five mission-driven signature programs: Elmore Leadership, STEAM, Public Speaking, Outdoor Education, and Global Citizenship. Starting with our youngest students, everyone in our school engages in a series of activities and experiences designed to teach collaboration and communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Students learn what it means to be kind, to empathize, and to really listen to others. They learn the value of cooperation and teamwork and what it's like to persevere through challenges.

These are the same sets of skills experts say young people will need for success in the 21st century. To be truly "educated," we believe that cognitive learning and affective learning must go hand in hand. Ultimately, what matters most is not what we know, but our ability to take this understanding and use it to make a positive difference in the world.
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.