Admission Process

Application Steps

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Visit Our School

    Bringing Country to You:
    • Complete an inquiry form and our Admission Team will contact you to schedule a conversation or a personalized, grade-specific, virtual presentation.
    • Register for a virtual info session.
    • Register for our virtual Fall Open House, October 26.
  • Step 2: Apply Online

    Online Application
    Applications for March notification due February 1, 2021.
    Rolling admission after February 1, based on space available.

    Financial Aid
    Apply by February 1, 2021
  • Step 3: Schedule a Student Visit

    PreSchool and PreKindergarten applicants spend 60 minutes interacting with peers and teachers. 

    Kindergarten applicants visit 60 minutes in a PreKindergarten classroom.

    First through eighth-grade applicants spend a full school day in their current grade and are interviewed by a member of the Educational Leadership Team.

    Contact us at or call 203-421-3113 x125 to schedule your applicant's visit.
  • 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 school offers the exams on campus at designated times throughout the year. This year we are offering the SSAT on November 14, 2020, and December 12, 2020, and the ISEE on November 21, 2020.

    The Country School admits students without regard to interest in financial assistance.
  • Step 5: Admissions Notification

    • Notification packets mailed by February 26, 2021.
    • Enrollment contracts due April 10, 2021.

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.