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Private School Near Essex, CT

Help your little learner get ahead of their peers by enrolling in the leading private elementary school in Essex, CT today! Our innovative, small class sizes and emphasis on social emotional learning help us create self-aware leaders of tomorrow.

Unlike other private schools in Essex, CT, the Country School offers a unique curriculum that emphasizes the development of the whole child. 

We are confident that your child will thrive in a supportive learning environment. Enrolling today will guarantee your child's future success. The curriculum at our private schools near Essex, CT places an emphasis on using STEAM  (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).  This team approach towards these subjects has proven to lay the groundwork allowing our learners to be successful in high school and beyond.  

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

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  • About Essex

    Essex is located in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Stemming from the War of 1812, Essex is known as one of the very few American towns to ever have been attacked by a foreign power.  
    • Essex is one of the only towns in the USA ever to be attacked by a foreign power. 
    • The 1959 film It Happened to Jane starring Doris Day and Jack Lemmon was filmed in Essex. 
    • Essex has three distinct villages that the residents enjoy: Centerbrook, Ivoryton, and Essex.
    • Essex sponsors an annual Groundhog Day parade.
    • The Essex Steam Train is one of the most famous and popular Essex attractions.


Our campus is located in Madison which is just 23 minutes (16.6 miles) west of Essex. To get to our campus, simply head northwest on Railroad Avenue toward Main Street/Middlesex Avenue. Turn right onto State Hwy 621, followed by another right onto CT-153 S for 4.6 miles. You will turn right to merge onto I-95 S toward New Haven for another 6.5 miles. You with then take exit 62 toward Hammonasset/State Park, followed by a right onto State Hwy 450. Turn right onto CT-79 N, and then turn left onto Warpas Road for half a mile. You will then turn right onto Winterhill Road for another half mill before turning right onto Opening Hill Road. Our school is on the left.

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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.