Country School Starts its 66th Year on a High Note

On September 8 The Country School began its 66th year,  boasting its highest enrollment in the past decade, 223 students from 20 different towns. “Covid helped distinguish us as a school of choice. We have 18 outdoor classrooms and 100 percent of our teachers and employees are vaccinated. Our ability to be creative and responsive during a challenging time highlights the value of an independent school education, ” said Pam Glasser, Director of Admission. 
In addition to its new families, Country School hired a host of teachers with a combined 137 years of teaching experience: Ms. Deb Line, 5th Grade; Mrs. Jennifer Reilly, science; Mr. Paul Birdsall, math; Mr. Stephen Behr, Director of Athletics; Mr. Peter Burdge, humanities;  Mr. Keith Smith, music and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Mr. Chester Sharp, Kindergarten; Mrs. Stacey Koenig, 1st Grade; Mr. Will McDonough, history and Director of Community Engagement; and Mr. Joseph LaMacchia, Director of Innovation and Technology. “The power to attract talented teachers at The Country School always amazes me. It is because of the strength, level of professionalism, and high expectations of our present faculty that we are able to continuously hire such excellent partners,” said Head of School John Fixx. 
Founded in 1955, The Country School serves students in PreSchool-Grade 8 on its 23-acre campus in Madison. The Country School honors students’ creativity, sense of wonder, and intellectual curiosity. The school’s integrated curriculum aligns rigorous academics with a commitment to character and leadership development. Learn more and register for our Virtual Open House, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. or register for our In-Person Open House October 24 from 1:00-3:30 pm.
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.