New Canaan Country School

635 Frogtown Road,
New Canaan, CT, 06840-0684
Tel: (203)972-0771
Grades: NS - 9 | 646 students
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential.
We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life.
Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity.
The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity.
New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 646 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade New Canaan Country School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 68%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Middle and Upper School boys are required to wear collared shirts. Shorts may be worn during fall and spring trimesters.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 20%
Acceptance Rate 20%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy R. Hayes
Admissions Associate Cathy Schinella


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballIce Hockey,
LacrossePaddle Tennis,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cake Boss, Community Service, Computer Building Club, Debate Club, Ecological Task Force Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, Happy Feet Dance Club, Harry Potter Club, Movie Making, Photography 101, Ping Pong Club, Robocode Club, T-shirt Design Club, Taste Around the World, chess Club Cake Boss, Debate Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, Movie Making, Ping Pong Club, Robocode Club, chess Club, Community Service,
Computer Building Club,
Ecological Task Force Club,
Happy Feet Dance Club,
Harry Potter Club,
Photography 101,
T-shirt Design Club,
Taste Around the World,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/30/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is King & Low-heywood Thomas School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is King & Low-heywood Thomas School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is King & Low-heywood Thomas School (1 miles away)
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  • Recommended October 27, 2012 - NCCS is a great school for all ages. My sibling have all gone their and so have I. My kids currently go there also. - Posted by Parent

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