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Life Beyond Country School

Our graduates are sought after by the best day and boarding schools in the country and have excellent public school options as well.

For more than 100 years, Country School has provided an intentional journey that balances strong academic preparation with social emotional development for children age 3 through grade 9. The result is alumni who are confident leaders and bold thinkers, who are prepared to contribute to their next school and beyond.

Learn more about how our Secondary School Counseling Office partners with families.

Secondary School Destinations for the Classes of 2017-2021

Over the past five years (2017-2021), Country School students have matriculated to the following:

Boarding Schools
Independent Day Schools
Public Schools
The Taft School (20)
Westminster School (15)
Choate Rosemary Hall (13)
Berkshire School (12)
Millbrook School (9)
Andover (8)
The Loomis Chaffee School (8)
The Hotchkiss School (7)
Deerfield Academy (6)
St. George’s School (6)
Kent School (5)
Miss Porter's School (4)
St. Paul’s School (4)
Blair Academy (3)
Pomfret School (3)
St. Luke’s School (35)
Greens Farms Academy (16)
Greenwich Academy (16)
Rye Country Day School (13)
Greenwich Country Day School (11)
King School (11)
Brunswick School (9)
Hopkins School (6)

New Canaan High School (28)
Brien McMahon High School (13)
Darien High School (11)
Staples High School (3)
Westhill High School (3)


Secondary School By the Numbers

  • 89% of those members of the Class of 2021 who expressed a first choice preference when applying to secondary schools gained admission into their top school.
  • 95% of respondents in the NCCS Class of 2018 Alumni Survey indicated that they maintained an overall GPA exceeding 90% throughout their high school experience.
"We know that the students who come to us from NCCS will be superbly prepared academically, active learners in the classroom, and eager and able to serve our mission of serving as ‘partners’ in our community."—Ann R. Miller, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, Greens Farms Academy 

“NCCS students who enroll at Choate come well prepared in all realms – academically, athletically and artistically – and are thus wonderfully engaged community members. At the heart of it all is a true love of learning and curiosity that makes them exceptionally proactive and engaged both inside and outside of the classroom.”—Jeffrey Beaton, Senior Associate Director of Admission, Choate Rosemary Hall 

Classes of 2014-2018 College Matriculation

University of Virginia (15)
Colby College (14)
Georgetown University (10)
University of Pennsylvania (10)
Boston College (9)
Bucknell University (9)
Colgate University (8)
Columbia University (7)
Cornell University (7)
St. Lawrence University (7)
Trinity College (7)
Tufts University (7)
University of Richmond (7)
Boston University (6)
Harvard University (6)
Middlebury College (6)
New York University (6)
Southern Methodist University (6)
Tulane University (6)
University of Denver (6)
University of Michigan (6)
Wake Forest University (6)
Duke University (5)
Santa Clara University (5)
University of Miami (5)
University of St. Andrews (5)
Williams College (5)
American University (4)
Colorado College (4)
Dartmouth College (4)
Elon University (4)
Northwestern University (4)
Sacred Heart University (4)
University of Notre Dame (4)
Bowdoin College (3)
Brown University (3)
Carnegie Mellon University (3)
College of Charleston (3)
Denison University (3)
Gettysburg College (3)
Hamilton College (3)
Lehigh University (3)
Miami University (3)
Pomona College (3)
Princeton University (3)
Quinnipiac College (3)
University of Chicago (3)
University of Southern California (3)
University of Vermont (3)
University of Wisconsin (3)
Vanderbilt University (3)
Villanova University (3)

Alumni News

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.