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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

The Country School facilitates an understanding of and engagement with the broader world through deliberate programs and activities designed to encourage students to embrace differences, explore new perspectives, and find common ground in a complex, ever-changing world. Our Global Citizenship work is grounded in the belief that when people with different backgrounds, talents, and experiences come together, new ideas and opportunities are born. We honor and harness the power of our differences, as we prepare students to take proactive roles as leaders and partners in our interconnected, multicultural world.
Students gain an appreciation for experiences and perspectives beyond their own through:
  • Our school-wide IDEA initiative (IDEA = Inclusion Diversity Empathy Action) 
  • Global and cross-cultural explorations in the classroom at all grade levels
  • A PreSchool-Grade 8 Global Language curriculum
  • The International Students Program 
  • The Elmore Leadership Teaching Fellows Program 
  • The Elmore Leadership and IDEA Speakers Series
  • The R.J. Julia/Country School author series
  • Service learning projects
  • Innovative curricula, from the Witness Stones Project (restoring the history and honoring the humanity of individuals who were enslaved in Madison, Connecticut) in 8th Grade to Open Circles in the younger years 
  • Extracurricular offerings, including Model UN, international student trips, global language expos, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference 
  • An intentionally diverse and inclusive school community
Our school mission calls upon students to work collaboratively and serve the common good, while one of our three major school rules asks them to take responsibility for themselves and their world. Developing global citizens is an essential goal of our 11-year program, aimed at preparing graduates to lead in the global environment they will inhabit.
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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.