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 (2022-23)

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
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.: 38%
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
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

Endorse The Country School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

A Timeline of Private School Events and History
A Timeline of Private School Events and History
What was the first private school? What's the oldest school? What are some of the educational philosophies commonly found? Some answers here.
Suicide Prevention: Caring For Our Young People
Suicide Prevention: Caring For Our Young People
At last we have a dedicated phone number for suicide and crisis support. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988. More about it and suicide prevention here.
School Safety
School Safety
Seemingly never-ending school shootings prompted me to find out whether private schools were safer than public schools. Some answers and opinions on the matter here.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

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

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Maryland is $13,280 for elementary schools and $17,903 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).

Quick Links