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.

Congratulations, Class of 2023

Secondary School Destinations for the Classes of 2019-2023

Over the past five years (2019-2023), three or more Country School students have matriculated to the following:

Boarding Schools
Independent Day Schools
Public Schools
Westminster School (15)
Berkshire School (14)
The Taft School (13)
Miss Porter’s School (8)
The Hotchkiss School (8)
Millbrook School (7)
Choate Rosemary Hall (6)
Kent School (5)
Phillips Academy Andover (5)
St. George’s School (5)
The Loomis Chaffee School (5)
St. Paul’s School (4)
Deerfield Academy (4)

St. Luke’s School (42)
Greens Farms Academy (20)
Greenwich Academy (20)
Rye Country Day School (15)
Greenwich Country Day School (13)
Brunswick School (10)
King School (10)
Hopkins School (8)
Fairfield College Preparatory School (4)

New Canaan High School (32)
Darien High School (11)
Brien McMahon High School (8)
Staples High School (3)
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 2016-2020 College Matriculation

University of Virginia (16)
Georgetown University (14)
University of Richmond (11)
Colby College (10)
Bucknell University (9)
Boston College (7)
Southern Methodist University (7)
Colgate University (6)
Columbia University (6)
Cornell University (6)
Elon University (6)
Tulane University (6)
University of Miami (6)
Wake Forest University (6)
Boston University (5)
Duke University (5)
Middlebury College (5)
New York University (5)
Northwestern University (5)
Santa Clara University (5)
Trinity College (5)
Tufts University (5)
University of Pennsylvania (5)
Villanova University (5)
Williams College (5)
American University (4)
Brown University (4)
College of Charleston (4)
Denison University (4)
Indiana University (4)
St. Lawrence University (4)
University of Chicago (4)
University of Colorado Boulder (4)
University of Denver (4)
University of St. Andrews (4)
University of Vermont (4)
Dartmouth College (3)
Drexel University (3)
Gettysburg College (3)
Sacred Heart University (3)
University of Michigan (3)
University of Wisconsin (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.