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The Country School

The Country School, a coed day school located in Madison, Connecticut, educates students from Pre K – grade 8.

Mission: The Country School was founded in 1955 to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of children. In the family-like environment, students undertake a curriculum designed to develop character, promote self-reliance and individual growth, and prepare them for further education and the responsibilities of citizenship. Spirited teaching, hands-on learning, and a balanced program of academic, artistic, and athletic challenges are hallmarks of The Country School educational experience.

Private Schools in Connecticut are regulated by the Connecticut Department of Education, and as of the 2006-2007 school year, there were 397 private schools in Connecticut. A total of 74,627 students were enrolled in private schools in Connecticut. This represented 10.7% of the population.

The Connecticut Department of Education has established a procedure for a private school in Connecticut to become approved by the state. A private school in Connecticut must get accreditation by an agency recognized by the State, provide a copy of that accreditation report and comply with health and fire regulations established where the private school is located.

Private Schools in Connecticut are allowed to operate without state approval but must submit attendance records to the Connecticut Department of Education in order to establish compliance with the compulsory school attendance laws.

The Country School
School Location
Address 341 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 6443
County New Haven
Contact Information
Phone 203-421-3113
School Information
Grade Levels Preschool
Middle School
Specific Grades Supported Prekindergarten - Grade 8
Total Enrollment 285
Student / Teacher Ratio 9.64:1
Gender Coed
School Type Nonsectarian
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