Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the age requirements for students entering The Country School?

    Although we view this more as a guideline than a requirement, children entering our PreSchool are 3 years old and potty trained by September 30. Students entering PreKindergarten are 4 years old by September 30.
  • Is transportation available?

    • Madison residents are able to take a Madison bus for free.
    • Families from the towns of East Haddam, Essex, Chester, Deep River, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook can take the East Bus. Fees for this service are based on participation.
    • We offer a bus for families west of Madison, depending on interest.
  • What does tuition cover?

    Tuition includes books and materials, all curricular and co-curricular classroom activities, most field trips, and participation in clubs, athletics, and arts productions.
  • Is there a dress code?

    The Country School expects a standard of dress during the school day that respects the atmosphere of learning and sets a proper tone for the work day. All clothing should be neat, clean, modest, and in good taste. The simple rule of thumb is “dress up, not down.” A more detailed description of our dress code is available in our Student Handbook.
  • What are the school's hours?

    All students must arrive between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m, when the school day begins. Dismissal times are as follows:

    • PreSchool and PreK: flexible dismissal between 12:30 and 3 p.m.
    • Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: 3:05 p.m.
    • Grade 4: 3:10 p.m.
    • Grades 5 - 8: 3:14 p.m.
  • Do you offer any ancillary programs?

    We offer an array of ancillary programs, both before and after school or, in the case of hot lunch, during school. Fees for these programs are based on participation. These programs include:

    • Owl’s Nest, our before- (7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.) and after-school (until 6 p.m.) program.
    • Homework Haven, an after-school program for Middle School students until 5 p.m. Located in the Elmore Library, Homework Haven provides a quiet area, monitored by a Middle School teacher, where students can do homework or work on projects with any necessary resources at their finger tips.
    • Intramural sports
    • Before- or after-school activities such as the Robotics Team, Model UN, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, Chess Club, Tennis Club
    • Hot lunch program
    • Young Musicians Program
  • Where do your graduates typically attend high school and college?

    The Country School provides an education that lasts a lifetime, preparing graduates to go on to a range of high schools, including Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall, Daniel Hand, Ethel Walker, Exeter, Fairfield Prep, Guilford High School, Hamden Hall, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Kingswood Oxford, Lauralton Hall, Loomis Chaffee, Lyme Old Lyme High School, Mercy, Miss Porter’s, Pomfret, St. Paul’s, Suffield Academy, Taft, Westminster, Williams, Xavier, and more.

    Recent college choices include: American University, Amherst, Barnard, Bates, Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Colby, Colgate, Columbia, Connecticut College, Cornell, Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Haverford, Kenyon, Lafayette, MIT, NYU, Oberlin, Princeton, St. Andrews (Scotland), St. Lawrence, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Trinity, Trinity College Dublin, Tulane, UCLA, University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, Villanova, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Yale.

Admissions Team

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  • 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

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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.