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The Country School provides students of Branford, CT, with a world class education by employing passionate educators. Discover private school at The Country School today!
Say goodbye to your average private elementary school near Branford, CT, and come see what makes The Country School in Madison the premier education choice for your learner.

At The Country School we believe in teaching our students the foundations of life–character, values, and empathy. We equip them with the skills they need to navigate life's challenges and to become productive members of society. From PreSchool through 8th Grade, our campus separates itself from other private elementary schools in the Branford, CT, area by providing a safe and nurturing environment where students can develop their talents and skills in a way that encourages creativity and innovation.

We understand that success doesn't just come from academics–it also comes from being well-rounded. That's why we offer one of the most robust STEAM programs in the country, one that challenges and enhances students in all areas of learning. Our approach is collaborative; students are heavily engaged. From hands-on projects to class debates, our program is different from other PreSchools in Branford, CT. At The Country School, you’ll find our learners fully immersed in a strong program that prepares them for success. 

The Country School provides the perfect balance of urban and rural education. Nestled in the heart of New Haven County, we offer a unique educational experience that fosters a love for learning. You’ll soon discover that what separates the Country School from other private schools near Branford, CT, is our small class size, along with a teacher:student ratio that provides our students the one-on-one attention they need to reach their full potential. With a focus on social emotional development, we help our students become self-aware leaders in the 21st century.

Schedule your tour at The Country School today and see what makes us one of the highest rated private elementary schools in the Branford, CT area!

We are committed to helping Branford students succeed in every facet of their life-- socially, emotionally, and academically. We invite you to experience the difference we will make - enroll your student today!
The Country School is the best decision we have made for our children. They love going to school each day because they are surrounded by a great group of children and a caring and devoted faculty, while engaging in interesting and immersive study.  Each day at The Country School is like a dose of good medicine, where kids are taught to be lifelong learners, leaders and well-rounded people. The Country School’s holistic approach to learning creates kids who are resilient and ready to tackle the challenges of high school and beyond.  We could not be more pleased with our experience at The Country School!

Hallie and Isaak Aronson, Parents '23, '25

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  • About Branford 

    • Branford is a shoreline town in New Haven County, Connecticut, along the Long Island Sound. 
    • Branford was first established by the Mattabesech Indians before the first English Settlers set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River.  
    • The town's deep roots date back to the 17th century when the first permanent settlement took place in 1644 after the land was purchased from the Mattabesec Indians in exchange for some winter clothing. 
    • It was originally named Brentford after a town in Middlesex County, England.
    • Consists of 28 square miles: 22 square miles of land and 6 square miles of water; including the Branford River, Queach Brook and the Branford Supply Ponds.
    • Had a population of approximately 28,273 as of the 2020 census.
    • Offers several town-maintained parks and beaches owned by private foundations, including hiking trails along Lake Saltonstall and more than 20 miles of coastline hiking that includes 12 marinas.
    • Used to be known as a popular resort and vacation destination, but has developed into a more northeastern suburb in the 20th century. 
Our campus is located in Madison, CT, a quick 17-minute drive (12.3 miles) northeast of Branford, CT. To get to campus, merge onto I-95/US-1 N via the ramp toward New London. Follow I-95 N to exit 59, Goose Lane in Guilford. Turn left onto Goose Lane and then right when onto Clapboard Hill Road. Turn left again onto Podunk Road and then right onto Squaw Lane. Continue onto Blinnshed Road for half a mile. You will then take a slight right onto Opening Hill Road.  There is an entrance on Blinnshed Road. Our address is 341 Opening Hill Rd, Madison, CT 06443.

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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.