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Private School Near Durham, CT

Discover how education is different at The Country School in Madison, CT, just 17 minutes south of Durham, CT. At The Country School we believe in quality education supported by small class sizes and enthusiastic learning for the students of Durham, CT.
The Country School is a world class private elementary school in Durham, CT. We are an education facility that offers a quality education to young students of Durham Connecticut. Our campus offers independent private programs for PreSchool through 8th Grade. 

Unlike other private schools in Durham, CT, our faculty are dedicated professionals who want to help your child succeed academically as well as socially. They understand how important it is to prepare students for success after they graduate from high school and college. We also offer many extracurricular activities such as sports teams and clubs that allow students opportunities outside of the classroom. And if you are searching for PreSchools in Durham, CT, we are pleased to share that our littlest learners are known to be better prepared for their first day of  Kindergarten than most others in their peer group. 

With our smaller class sizes and lower teacher to student ratios, we believe we can help your students excel! We are here to help Durham students succeed in every way possible from socially and emotionally to academically. 

Explore our mission further and learn about The Country School’s tuition and financial aid options for Durham students.

We invite you to learn more about what makes us ranked among the best private schools near Durham, CT today!
The Country School has been "home away from home" for our two daughters. They were both fortunate to attend Country from PreK through 8th Grade and benefit from a faculty and staff that prioritized their emotional and educational growth at every level. That combined with a bucolic campus, small classes, and endless opportunities for them to develop and pursue academic and creative passions provided an education that has helped them move forward to secondary school with capability and confidence. We’re so lucky they were able to grow up at The Country School, It’s a magical place.

-Jerry Zigmont & Suzanne Sliker P ’19, ‘22

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  • About Durham

    Durham, Connecticut used to be known as a farming village along the Coginchaug River. coastal city along the Long Island Sound located in Connecticut with a rich cultural heritage.

    • Is well known as the home of the largest volunteer Agricultural fair in New England
    • Has a population of approximately 7,113
    • Is the 85th largest city - larger than 59% of other cities in Connecticut
    • Has a town center listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Is near Lyman Orchards, recognized as the 12th oldest family owned business in the USA
Our campus is located in Madison, is just 17 minutes (11.9 miles) south of Durham. To get to our campus, simply head south on Main Street towards Maiden Lane. Head left onto CT-79/Madison Road. At the traffic circle, take the second exit and stay on CT-79 south. Turn right onto Opening Hill Road. Our campus is located near the Blinnshed Ridge trailhead and Joseph Flamboyants’ takeout off Opening Hill Road.

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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.