The Country School

716 Goldsborough Street
Easton, MD 21601-0216
Tel: (410)822-1935
Grades: K-8 | 281 students
The Country School's mission is to provide an outstanding academic experience for our students.
We do so by adhering to some simple, but time-tested and powerful basics: small classes, individual attention, and an appropriate level of challenge for each of our learners all in a warm and nurturing family setting.
Our school, while traditional and structured, is also wonderfully innovative, rich, vibrant, and child-centered.
Our program provides our students with an outstanding faculty and with a firm grounding in essential academic skills yet also engenders a life-long love of learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1934

Student Body

Total Students 281 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(polo or oxford shirts and khaki pants, skirts or jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,995
Tuition Notes tuition is all inclusive
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kim Balderson


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, SoccerArcheryBasketball,
Field HockeyGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cooking Club, Latin Club, School Newspaper, Student Council Cooking Club, Latin Club, School Newspaper,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • The Country School is an independent coeducational, K through 9 school founded in 1934. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a few blocks from downtown historic Easton, we offer a challenging academic program in a nurturing environment.
  • 282 students for the 2015-2016 school year
  • Students of color: 20%
  • Average class size: 16
  • Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Faculty holding advanced degrees: 20
  • Average years of faculty experience: 16
  • Admissions: rolling
  • Financial aid available to qualified families
  • Uniform: polo shirts, khaki pants/shorts/skirts/jumpers
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • Accreditation and memberships: AIMS, NAIS, ESHA, AISAP

Profile last updated: 09/18/2015

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $8,854 for elementary schools and $15,629 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).