Admission Process

Application Steps

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Visit Our School

    Attend a virtual or in-person event to meet the faculty, learn about the curriculum and the admission process.

    Join us for our in-person Open House on January 30 from 1-3 p.m. Meet with teachers, students and parents to learn more about our community.

    Register here.

  • Step 2: Apply Online

    Submit the online application.  Applications are due on February 1, 2022, for March 1, 2022, notification.
    Financial Aid applications are due February 15, 2022.  You can access the application at School and Student Services (SSS).

  • Step 3: Schedule a Student Visit

    • PreSchool and PreKindergarten visit the morning of Saturday, February 5, 2022.  
    • Kindergarten applicants visit for 60 minutes the morning of February 4, 2022.
    • 1st-8th Grade applicants shadow in their current grade.  While on campus, they complete admission assessments and are interviewed by the Head or Assistant Head of School.
  • Step 4: Additional Application Requirements

    • Standardized test results are required for students entering grades 5-8.
    • Acceptable tests include: ISEE, state mastery assessments, ERB, and SSAT.
    • Once enrolled, students may also be asked to complete a placement assessment.
    Prospective students interested in taking the ISEE or SSAT, may register online at or  The Country School offers the exams on campus at designated times of the year.

    This year we will be offering standardized testing on the following dates:
    • SSAT on November 13, 2021
    • SSAT on December 11, 2021
    • ISEE on November 20, 2021
    The Country School admits students without regard to interest in financial assistance.
  • Step 5: Admissions Notification

    Admission notification will be on March 1, 2022 for those applications received by February 1, 2022.

Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Pamela Glasser

    Mrs. Pamela Glasser 

    Director of Admission
    (203) 421-3113 x125
  • Photo of Kathleen Zane

    Mrs. Kathleen Zane 

    Associate Director of Admission
    (203) 421-3113 x151

Start Your Journey

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.