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Secondary School Counseling

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 2018-2022

Over the past five years (2018-2022), Country School students have matriculated to the following:

Boarding Schools
Independent Day Schools
Public Schools
Westminster School (16) 
The Taft School (14)
Berkshire School (13)
Millbrook School (8)
Phillips Academy Andover (7)
The Hotchkiss School (7)
The Loomis Chaffee School (7)
Miss Porter's School (6)
St. George's School (6)
Deerfield Academy (4)
Kent School (3)
St. Paul's School (3)
St. Luke’s School (36)
Greens Farms Academy (20)
Greenwich Academy (18)
Rye Country Day School (15)
Greenwich Country Day School (13)
King School (11)
Brunswick School (9)
Hopkins School (5)
Fairfield College Preparatory School (4)

New Canaan High School (26)
Brien McMahon High School (8)
Darien High School (8)
Westhill High School (3)


"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, Chief Enrollment Officer, Choate Rosemary Hall 

Classes of 2015-2019 College Matriculation

Colby College (15)
University of Virginia (14)
Georgetown University (14)
University of Richmond (11)
University of Pennsylvania (9)
Boston College (9)
Bucknell University (9)
Cornell University (9)
Colgate University (8)
Trinity College (7)
Tufts University (7)
New York University (7)
Southern Methodist University (7)
University of Michigan (7)
Wake Forest University (7)
Columbia University (6)
Middlebury College (6)
St. Lawrence University (5)
Boston University (5)
Harvard University (5)
Tulane University (5)
University of Denver (5)
Duke University (5)
University of Miami (5)
Williams College (5)
American University (5)
Santa Clara University (4)
University of St. Andrews (4)
Dartmouth College (4)
Elon University (4)
Northwestern University (4)
Bowdoin College (4)
Denison University (4)
University of Wisconsin (4)
Villanova University (4)
Colorado College (3)
Sacred Heart University (3)
University of Notre Dame (3)
Brown University (3)
College of Charleston (3)
Gettysburg College (3)
Pomona College (3)
Quinnipiac University (3)
University of Chicago (3)
University of Vermont (3)
University of Colorado at Boulder (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.