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Notes for Prospective Students
City and Country School, for children ages 2-13, was founded in
1914 by the poineering educator, Caroline Pratt, during the dynamic
period of progressive education.
Believing the education is
fundamentally a social process, we strive to create a vital school
community that supports each child's innate passion for learning
while also expanding his or her understanding of communities and
cultures that exist beyond school and home.
The teacher's place is
alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative
thinking, problem-solving and decision making in pursuit of a
In the partnership of learning among children
and teachers, community is lived through purposeful expriences that
foster responsibility, cooperation, active participation, care and
respect-qualities necessary to the life of a democrative society.