Annual Fund

A Proud Tradition of Giving

The Country School practices many proud traditions including participation in the Annual Fund.
The Country School depends on the Annual Fund to keep tuition increases as low as possible.

Families who choose The Country provide a tremendous gift for their children – a gift that far exceeds the value of their tuition dollars. As at other private schools, tuition covers only a portion of our school’s operating costs ­─ approximately 85 percent. This difference is called The Gap. The Annual Fund closes that critical gap, so that every student receives more than $2000 support from the Annual Fund each year—this is not scholarship money but rather money that is needed to meet expenses and is obtained through the generosity of many donors.

The Country School depends on a successful Annual Fund to help make up the difference between tuition and the full cost of educating a child. This year, The Gap between tuition and the cost of a Country School education is $2,180. This means that The Country School must receive $2,180 in gifts for every child enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.

To help close The Gap, The Country School must raise $350,000 through the 2020-2021 Annual Fund. All gifts, no matter the size, make an impact and make a statement that our families believe in the mission of our school.

Projected Revenue to Meet $5.16 Million in Expenses

Contact Us

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nicole Cretella

    Ms. Nicole Cretella 

    Director of Institutional Advancement; History
    (203) 421-3113 x124
  • Photo of Joanne Arrandale

    Dr. Joanne Arrandale 

    Constituent Relations Coordinator
    (203) 421-3113 x115

Contributions to the Annual Fund come from many different sources:

  • Direct gifts from current and past parents, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends
  • Outside sponsors-local businesses, foundations, and matching gift companies
  • Fundraising events
341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
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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.