Snow day? Early dismissal? Delayed opening? Safety is our priority.

When weather is questionable, our intention is to make a decision by 5:45 a.m. If we need to cancel school or announce a delayed start or early dismissal, we will send an emergency alert. 
You may also find the information you need by
  • calling school,
  • visiting our website,
  • watching local news channels. 
If we are in session on a day that Madison Public Schools are closed, Madison buses are not available. 
On days we have to announce an early closing of school:
  • Owl’s Nest After-Care is closed.
  • Buses will arrive on campus for an early dismissal.
  • All students must be picked up from campus and Owl's Nest within 30 minutes of school closing so that teachers and staff members can arrive home safely.
  • If Madison Public Schools dismiss early and The Country School does not, we will notify you and give you the option of an early dismissal so your child may take the bus. 
We understand and support your family's decision to keep your children at home for part or all of the day because you judge the traveling conditions unsafe. Students will not be penalized if they cannot make it to campus because of weather. 
Teachers anticipate the possibility of days school is called off and prepare the students accordingly, so that, in an age-appropriate manner, students can spend the day off-campus with a balance of relaxation and academic work. In the case of two (or more) consecutive days out of school, the balance of relaxation and academic work will shift noticeably in favor of academic work. Teachers will be available by email off and on from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on days-out-of-school when academic work is expected.
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.