The Country School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 298 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,350
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Country School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
wide range
Year Founded
1934
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
298 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(polo or oxford shirts and khaki pants, skirts or jumpers)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
tuition is all inclusive as has 3 tiers: PK, K, and 1-8
% on Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,500
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Annie Hasselgren

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Latin Club, Lego Club, Math Counts, Mathletes, Peer Advocates, School Newspaper, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Madrigals

School Notes

  • The Country School is an independent coeducational, PK through 8 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.
  • 298 students for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Students of color: 24%
  • Average class size: 16
  • Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Faculty holding advanced degrees: 23
  • 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

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 298 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,350
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $12,420 for elementary schools and $16,535 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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