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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedwide range
Year Founded1934
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students298 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(polo or oxford shirts and khaki pants, skirts or jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,350
Tuition Notestuition is all inclusive as has 3 tiers: PK, K, and 1-8
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnnie Hasselgren


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballField Hockey,


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:

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Easton
    Grades: PK-12 | 171 students
    1.1 miles
    1009 N Washington St
    Easton, MD 21601
    (410) 822-7600
    1.1 PK-12
  • Easton
    Grades: PK-8 | 398 students
    0.8 miles
    900 High Street
    Easton, MD 21601
    (410) 822-2251
    0.8 PK-8
  • Chestertown
    Grades: K-12 | 95 students
    31 miles
    401 Morgnec Rd
    Chestertown, MD 21620
    (410) 778-5855
    31 K-12
  • Upper Marlboro
    Grades: PK-12 | 635 students
    40 miles
    1133 Largo Rd
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    (301) 249-7000
    40 PK-12

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $10,586 for elementary schools and $16,465 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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