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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 2015-2019

Over the past five years (2016–2020), Country School students have matriculated to the following:

Boarding Schools
Independent Day Schools
Public Schools
The Taft School (19)
Choate Rosemary Hall (14)
Westminster School (13)
Millbrook School (11) Berkshire School (9)
Phillips Academy Andover (9)
Deerfield Academy (8)
The Loomis Chaffee School (6)
The Hotchkiss School (5)
Phillips Exeter Academy (4) 
St. George’s School (4)
St. Paul’s School (4)
St. Luke’s School (36)
Greenwich Academy (20)
Greens Farms Academy (16)
King School (16)
Rye Country Day School (12)
Brunswick School (10)
Greenwich Country Day School (6)
Fairfield College Preparatory School (5)
New Canaan High School (31)
Brien McMahon High School (11)
Darien High School (9)
Westhill High School (4)

Secondary School By the Numbers

  • 91% of those members of the Class of 2020 who applied to independent schools were accepted to their first-choice school.
  • 80% of all 2020 graduates are on AP math track (AP or BC Calculus or AP Statistics).
"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 2012-2016 College Matriculation

University of Virginia (12)
Cornell University (11)
Middlebury College (11)
University of Pennsylvania (11)
Trinity College (10)
Colgate University (9)
Georgetown University (9)
Tufts University (9)
Colby College (8)
Dartmouth College (7)
Harvard University (7)
New York University (7)
Boston College (6)
Colorado College (6)
Santa Clara University (6)
University of Michigan (6)
Williams College (6)
Boston University (5)
Columbia University (5)
Duke University (5)
Elon University (5)
Hamilton College (5)
Northeastern University (5)
Tulane University (5)
University of Denver (5)
University of Michigan (5)
American University (4)
Bowdoin College (4)
Brown University (4)
Bucknell University (4)
Lehigh University (4)
Princeton University (4)
St. Lawrence University (4)
Southern Methodist University (4)
Wake Forest University (4)
Yale University (4)

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