Greetings from the Admission Office and thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to introducing you to Country School and to connecting with you more personally soon, now that our 2021-22 admission season has begun. 
 
You will find that our admission process is highly personal, just as choosing a school for your child is highly personal. Whether when meeting you at a Coffee in the Commons, a Divisional Close-Up, a Campus Tour, or a Parent Interview, our goal is to provide you with important information as well as create an experience in which you feel known and valued. We hope that you will register for any number of these options! 

As you consider us as a choice for your child/ren, consider that Country School students, from Beginners through Grade 9, are eager participants in their education, thriving in an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and individual attention. A talented and devoted faculty engages our students by delivering a challenging, developmentally-appropriate curriculum that introduces academic skills as well as fosters creative and critical thinking. Diversity of thought, experience and background among students and faculty alike enriches our classrooms and enlivens our campus. Individuality and independence are valued characteristics here; collaboration is an essential skill. Students who graduate from Country School enter secondary school with confidence, ability and character. They look back at their Country School experience with fondness, grateful for the preparation they received in the context of a caring community.
 
Please visit us on the corner of Frogtown Road and Ponus Ridge in New Canaan. We look forward to meeting you and to learning about your child or children, as well as revealing the ways in which Country School's mission emanates from every corner of this remarkable community.
 
Sincerely,  

Pamela J. Safford
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
(203) 801-5608, admissioninfo@countryschool.net

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Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Pamela Safford

    Pamela Safford 

    Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Bio
  • Photo of Nancy Montgomery

    Nancy Montgomery 

    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Cathy Schinella

    Cathy Schinella 

    Assistant to the Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Kathleen Steinman

    Kathleen Steinman 

    Director of Institutional Research
  • Photo of Isadora Machado Lecuona

    Isadora Machado Lecuona 

    Admission Interviewer, Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Jennifer Butler

    Jennifer Butler 

    Admission Interviewer

Country School News & Views

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.
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.