Go Boldly.

New Canaan Country School, a Pre-K through Grade 9 co-ed, independent day school, serves students from diverse backgrounds living in 18 different towns/cities across Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Our Mission & Core Values

We create an active, joyful learning environment where children are challenged to think deeply, question confidently, and act generously so that they may lead lives of impact and purpose.

Henry Welles, Headmaster 1938

“Childhood is in itself an integral part of life to be lived fully and happily.”

Pre-K Through Grade 9 by Design

The ages of three through 15 are among the most crucial years of a child's academic, creative, moral and physical development.  Throughout the Country School journey, students are equipped with exactly what they need to take the next leap: from subject to subject, grade to grade, and on to the nation's best high schools, colleges and beyond.
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.