The Country School

341 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443-0644
Tel: (203)421-3113
Grades: NS-8 | 233 students
At The Country School, we are committed to creating an environment which is both academically challenging and responsive to the social and emotional needs of growing children.
Encouraging close relationships among students and teachers and cooperation between home and school, we foster a feeling of family.
The school community strives to nurture each child, valuing his or her unique gifts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
The traditional disciplines of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language form the core of our academic program.
Because we seek to educate the whole child, the school is also committed to a vital arts program, strong offerings in physical education, and challenging opportunities for individual growth.
Our teaching is spirited and promotes active learning.
We provide experiences which are sensitive to different learning styles and stages of development.
We guide students to discover their own strengths and develop confidence in their abilities to learn.
Our program is rich and flexible, offering many pathways to success.
We recognize our responsibility to prepare students to meet not just academic challenges, but personal and ethical ones as well.
Our faculty provides leadership for character development, guiding students toward self-reliance.
We encourage our students to look beyond themselves, to work cooperatively with others, and to serve their communities and the larger world.
We expect much of our students, because we believe they have much to give.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1955

Student Body

Total Students 233 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Claire Kinkade


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Grove School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Madison (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Madison (2.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison
    Grades: NS-K | 23 students
    2.2 miles
    213 Green Hill Road
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Madison
    Grove School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 110 students
    2.9 miles
    175 Copse Rd
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Madison
    Grades: PK-K | 79 students
    2.9 miles
    42 Old Post Rd
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Madison
    Grades: K-9 | 210 students
    3.7 miles
    149 Neck Rd
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Guilford
    Guilford KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 53 students
    4 miles
    1445 Boston Post Rd.
    Guilford, CT 06437

School Reviews

The Country School is an inspired school! Both my husband and I attended public schools, but after visiting the public schools in our town and then The Country School, there was no comparison whatsoever. This school teaches children to love learning, not to take standardized tests. The STEAM program focuses on some of the most critical learning areas - science, technology, engineering, arts and math. There is nothing like their outdoor education program in the state - it helped my kids build confidence and make lifelong friends - surprising even themselves with what they could do! The campus is beautiful and more important, safely tucked away in the Madison, CT suburbs. Thank you Country School, for helping me raise two beautiful, intelligent, young adults....
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
All four of my children graduated from The Country School. They have gone on to an array of great secondary schools, colleges, and now even graduate school, but I think each of them looks back on the early years at The Country School as a golden time. For all four of my children, school was something they looked forward to - every day. They truly grew to love learning, because Country School teachers make learning fun, even when asking students to stretch and take on new challenges. They also discovered art, athletics, drama, music, foreign language, writing, public speaking, and community service. The Country School is a small school set on 23 rural acres in Connecticut, but it opened up the world to my children. As a mom, I feel incredibly lucky that they got to grow up in a place that truly values each individual, that makes young people think about their place in and responsibility to the larger world, and that inspires children to reach their highest, in school and in life.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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