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
6%
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
77%
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
37%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnnie Hasselgren

Sports

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

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

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