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GO BOLDLY. Welcome to New Canaan Country School

THE JOYS OF NOW ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF LATER.

A Country School education is deliberately designed to bring out the unique personal strengths of every child. By embracing the very concept of childhood, we have created an academic program that allows students to progress naturally and confidently from day to day - and year to year - prepared, grounded, joyful and emboldened. Because what a child learns, sees and feels today is the very fiber of what he or she will become.

INVESTING IN THE KEY TWELVE YEARS: A BOLD APPROACH

Country School's program is Pre-K through 9 by design. The ages of three through fifteen are among the most crucial years of a child's academic, creative, moral and physical development. These are the formative years when the foundation must be set properly. Throughout the journey, students are equipped with exactly what they need to take the next leap from subject to subject, grade to grade and to the nation's best high schools, colleges and beyond.

STRONG ACADEMICS ARE ONLY THE START.

A Country School education is much more than gaining knowledge. It is about learning to put knowledge into action. Students are not only taught answers, they are taught to value a well-formed question. Learning is woven together in inextricable ways, combining math, science, literature and other subjects with skills like teamwork, resilience and creativity to examine complex problems and ethical dilemmas through multiple lenses.

TEACHERS ARE THE GUIDES ALONG THE JOURNEY.

In and out of the classroom, on and off the sports fields, our teachers artfully stretch their students further than they think they can go, but do so with the compassion children need to triumph boldly over challenges. This is not easy work. It requires exceptional teachers who fully understand the children they teach, because a child who is deeply known can be deeply taught.

CREATE AN INSPIRING PRESENT AND AN INSPIRED FUTURE WILL FOLLOW.

We celebrate the exuberant curiosity of children. We believe true understanding is acquired when children have time to experiment, collaborate and create. Teachers purposefully design hands-on experiences and direct lessons to provoke thinking, engage conversations, foster relationships and connect ideas and concepts.

QUESTION-ASKERS. RISK-TAKERS. CHALLENGE-SEEKERS. WORLD-CHANGERS.

Philosophers. Scholars. Artists. Athletes. Country School students are all of these things and often all at once. But whatever subjects or pursuits in which they excel individually, they are all defined by their authenticity, creativity, spirit - and a bold, enthusiastic approach to life.

DESTINATION: BOLD OUTCOMES

At the end of their Country School journey, our students have the knowledge, self-awareness and confidence to engage the world head-on and craft fulfilling, vibrant futures. Our graduates consistently have their choice of selection among the most competitive secondary schools in the nation, where they become leaders in their new communities. They are marked by their preparedness and ability not only to seize opportunity - but to make their own.