Admission Process

Application Steps

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Visit Our School

    Complete an inquiry form and our Admission Team will contact you to schedule an on-campus tour or a virtual presentation.

  • Step 2: Apply Online

    Submit the online application.  Applications are due February 1, 2023 for March 1, 2023 notification.
    You can access financial aid applications at School and Student Services (SSS).

  • Step 3: Schedule a Student Visit

    Admission visits for PreSchool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten last approximately 30 minutes.
    • PreSchool and PreKindergarten applicants visit the morning of Saturday February 4, 2023.
    • Kindergarten applicants visit for 60 minutes the morning of February 3, 2023.
    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 This year we will be offering standardized testing on the following dates:
    • SSAT-November 5, 2022
    • SSAT-December 10, 2022
    • ISEE-November 19, 2022
    The Country School admits students without regard to interest in financial assistance.
  • Step 5: Admissions Notification

    Admission notification will be on March 1, 2023, for those applications received by February 1, 2023. After February 1, notifications are on a rolling basis.

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.