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Private School Near Lyme-Old Lyme, CT

If you’re looking for an amazing private elementary school near Old Lyme, CT - then look no further than The Country School!
Our school is located near Old Lyme, CT, and offers a world class education program for students in Pre-K through 8th Grade that is second to none. We are more than just another private elementary school in Old Lyme, CT, area. You'll soon discover that our educators are passionate about education and we strive to encourage every student to embrace their unique strengths while learning to overcome their personal challenges. While other private schools near Old Lyme, CT, may claim to offer a premier education - we invite you to tour The Country School in Madison, CT, to experience what truly sets us apart. 

At The Country School, we tailor your students' learning program to fit  their individual needs as they participate in our research-driven STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program.  From rigorous academics to top-notch after school clubs, The Country School has something for everyone. Our combination of Social Emotional Learning combined with elite academic instruction provides your student with a well rounded education not typically found in the other PreSchools in Old Lyme, CT.

It is our goal to focus on the social emotional components to help our students become self aware leaders in the 21st Century. Our current families tell us that they love the individualized attention that their student receives from our smaller class sizes and lower teacher to student ratios. Before you try other private schools near Old Lyme, CT, we encourage you to visit the Country School and learn what others have already experienced. We want your family to start a new tradition by attending one of the most exciting private schools near Old Lyme, CT.
After a chance meeting with a Country School alumna at Ashlawn Farm in Old Lyme, we decided to tour their PreK for our oldest daughter. We were so impressed we registered our son for PreSchool the same year. Year after year we have been continually pleased with our children's education that includes amazing hallmarks of each grade and unique all-school experiences like the MacLane Poetry Recitations, outdoor education, and reading buddies to name a few. Eleven years later, our daughter graduated 8th Grade and our son will graduate this year. The good news is that our little one, who also started in PreSchool, is now in 5th Grade so we shall continue to enjoy this community for another few years.
-Selma & Keith Goodman P ‘21, ‘22, ‘25

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  • About Lyme-Old Lyme

    Old Lyme is a coastal town in New London County, Connecticut. Local residents enjoy the several beach areas that offer picturesque summer cottages that attract tourists from across the country. Located on the east bank of the Connecticut River, the town was so named in 1857 because of its proximity to the oldest settled portion of minerals in the area. 

    • is well known for its long-standing commitment to the art community.
    • has a population of approximately 8,000 permanent residents and an additional several thousand seasonal visitors.
    • is home to the Florence Griswold Museum, a former artist colony and museum dedicated to American Impressionism.
    • occupies about 27 miles of shoreline, tidal marsh, inland wetlands and forested hills.
Our campus is located in Madison, about a 22 minute drive (19.8 miles) west of Old Lyme, CT. To get to our campus, follow I-95 south to Nortontown Road in Madison. Take exit 60, Mungertown Road. Continue onto Nortontown Road. Then take a slight right onto Opening Hill Road.  Our campus will be on the left hand side, 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.