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Private School Near Guilford, CT

At The Country School we believe in providing students with a world-class education supported by small class sizes and employing educators who are passionate about engaging the students of Guilford, CT, in the learning process. Discover how private school is done differently at The Country School today!
We’re the private school near Guilford, CT, that you’ve been looking for!

We are a private elementary school in the Guilford, CT, area that offers a quality education to young students of Guilford, Connecticut. Our campus offers programs for students in PreSchool through 8th Grade. 

Our educational programs have a strong focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). This collaborative approach prepares our students for secondary school. Even our youngest students in PreSchool participate in STEAM-focused activities, which is not typically common throughout the preschools in Guilford, CT. 

We offer small class sizes with individualized attention from teachers who are passionate about their work and the success of each student. We also offer after school activities such as sports teams and music lessons to keep our kids active outside of the classroom.

We believe we can help your students excel. With our smaller class sizes and lower teacher to student ratios, The Country School believes we are the best place for New Haven County families. We invite you to explore our mission further and you’ll discover how we shine in comparison to all other private schools near Guilford, CT. 

We are committed to helping Guilford students succeed in every facet of their life: socially, emotionally, and academically. This is why our families consider us the premier private elementary school near Guilford, CT.
We value education and especially one that involves learning key life skills that our children will use to successfully navigate each milestone throughout their lives and careers. We highly recommend The Country School as truly the very best education available for PreSchool through 8th Grade in Connecticut.

-Casey and Amy McGuane, Parents '17, '22 Guilford, CT

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  • About Guilford

    The town of Guilford is situated on I-95 and the Connecticut seacoast along the Long Island Sound. Guilford has a rich history dating back to the earliest European settlers in 1639. 

    Guilford :
    • Offers a public park, two beaches, a historic downtown shopping district; nature trails and boating opportunities.
    • Has tree lined streets that are filled with a collection of historical homes dating back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
    • Is well known for its rolling farmland.
    • Is home to historical museums displaying the rich heritage: the Hyland House (1660), Henry Whitfield State Museum (1639), Thomas Griswold House (1774), Medad Stone Tavern (1803), and the Dudley Farm (1840).
    • Is serviced by the Shore Line East train at the Guildford station; as well as the Connecticut Transit S bus several times each day.
    • Has a population of approximately 22,000, with a size of 47.6 square miles.
Our campus is located in Madison which is about a 10 minute drive (4.9 miles) northeast of Guilford. To get to our campus simply take US Hwy 95 N towards Goose Lane and take exit 59 towards Clapboard Hill Road and Squaw Lane to reach Opening Hill Road in Madison. Our campus is located near the Blinnshed Ridge trailhead and Joseph Flamboyant’s 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.