Admission

Tuition and Financial Aid

Affording TCS

In choosing The Country School for your child, you have expressed an understanding of the value of a quality independent school education. We realize that tuition costs can present a formidable challenge to many families, and so we offer various payment options and also make tuition assistance available when possible. Currently, some 25 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.

2020-21 Tuition Schedule

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  • Early Childhood

    PreSchool (MWF, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): $8,748
    PreSchool (MWF, 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m.): $10,980
    PreSchool and PreK (5 days, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): $14,580
    PreSchool and PreK (5 days, 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m.): $18,300
  • Primary Grades

    Kindergarten: $25,800
    Grades 1-3: $27,600
  • Intermediate

    Grade 4: $28,850
    Grade 5: $30,500
  • Middle School

    Grades 6-8: $32,940

Payment Options

In order to insure enrollment, a 10 percent tuition deposit is required with the return of the enrollment contract. The following options are available for payment of tuition balances.

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  • Three Payment Plan

    You may choose to pay in three payments:

    • 10 percent reservation deposit with return of enrollment contract
    • 60 percent first tuition payment due July 31
    • 30 percent final tuition payment due November 30
  • Monthly Payment Plan

    This plan gives you the ability to spread your payments out over ten months (after the initial 10 percent tuition deposit)
  • Smart Tuition

    We are partnering with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of tuition and fees. Please click here for more information about Smart Tuition and frequently asked questions.
  • Tuition Assistance

    Financial aid is based on need and is determined by The Country School Financial Aid Committee with information from School Scholarship Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools. For more information please visit sssbynais.org or contact the Business Office.
  • Insurance

    An optional Tuition Refund Plan is available to protect the yearly financial obligation under the terms of the Enrollment Contract. For more information about the Tuition Refund Plan, click here.

Financial Aid

While the cost of tuition at The Country School is an expense, the value of an Education that Lasts a Lifetime is priceless. Families who feel the cost of attending The Country School is out of their reach should not hesitate to apply for financial aid. In recent years, financial aid awards have ranged between $500 and 60 percent of tuition.

Financial aid is determined by The Country School Financial Aid Committee with information from School and Student Services (SSS) which is managed by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). SSS analyzes financial data provided by families. To apply for financial aid, go to https://www.solutionsbysss.com.

For more information about The Country School financial aid program, please contact Pamela Glasser at pam.glasser@thecountryschool.org or 203-421-3113, extension 125.

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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.