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  • : 635 Frogtown Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
  • : (203) 972-0771
  • : for Admissions inquiries contact (203) 972-0771 ext #292
  • : http://www.countryschool.net/
  • : admissioninfo@countryschool.net
  • : At New Canaan Country School We believe that rigorous academics can be taught in creative, collaborative and dynamic ways that pique students’ natural curiosity and inspire joy in learning. The result is confident and knowledgeable graduates who excel at demanding secondary schools and colleges. They are thoughtful classmates, leaders and team captains, and active participants in their communities. We believe that children are competent and capable. We value what is unique about each child and guide them to reach their potential. We believe education requires active participation and hard work. We know that character skills, such as teamwork, creativity and resilience lead to academic and life success. We expect children to apply what they learn to solve real and relevant questions. We teach them that the world is complex and interrelated. This is a school focused on learning, from Beginners recognizing math patterns to ninth graders skyping with peers in China. The adults are learning too. Teachers participate in annual professional development, from research and coursework to world travel and study. We are home to a nationally recognized teacher training institute. Parents learn together about topics from technology to child development. And the institution is committed to continuous self-evaluation and improvement. It all happens on our beautiful 75-acre campus, where 630 children, ages 3 to 15, eagerly arrive each morning from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties. Teachers, students, administrators and parents together form a diverse, friendly community in which everyone is expected to take risks, take responsibility and take on new challenges. New Canaan Country School Quick Facts Grades: Beginners-Grade 9 Students: 630 Campus: 75 acres Student/teacher ratio: 6 to 1 Tuition Assistance awarded for 2012-2013: $3,200,000 Students receiving tuition assistance: 17% Students of color: 20% Average faculty teaching years: 18 Faculty with graduate degrees: 68% Student to computer ratio: 1.1 to 1 Students reside in: 18 area towns