A Proud Tradition of Giving

Endowment funds are similar to savings accounts that generate income from the investment of the principal. When a gift is made to the General Endowment Fund, Founders' Promise Endowment Fund or MacLane Endowment Fund the gift is invested, allowed to grow, and to produce income. At The Country School, all monies and interest earned through endowment are earmarked for scholarship.
For The Country School to endure and thrive for future generations, we depend on the growth of our endowment. The endowment is equivalent to a family’s savings/investment account. Gifts to this endeavor secure The Country School’s future for the generations of students yet to enroll in our great school.

Specific areas in the endowment include:

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  • Founders’ Promise Fund for Scholarship Endowment

    Established during the school’s 55th anniversary to help add to the pool of financial aid money available to students.
  • The David and Marcia MacLane Endowment

    Established by Duncan MacLane ‘64 and his wife JoAnn in honor of his parents. Annual distribution is used to provide financial assistance to deserving students who show great promise, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Teacher Endowment

    Established in 2019, by 10 founding families. The top priorities for the Teacher Endowment is raising faculty salary and benefits: Academic leadership and teaching delivered by our faculty represent the heart of Country School and its Mission. It is imperative that we offer competitive compensation to attract and retain the best faculty.We have talented instructors who are Committed to child-centered learning, Interested in professional development, Devoted to the school’s Mission. To attract and retain the very best teachers
  • To have an inclusive and diverse community
  • To maintain an innovative learning environment
  • To fund ongoing salary increases, continuing education, professional development, advances in classroom resources, and fulfill the hopes and dreams of our educators.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Nicole Cretella

    Ms. Nicole Cretella 

    Director of Development
    (203) 421-3113 x124
  • Photo of Joanne Arrandale

    Dr. Joanne Arrandale 

    Constituent Relations Coordinator
    (203) 421-3113 x115
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.