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, as well as revealing the ways in which Country School's mission emanates from every corner of this remarkable community.

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

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Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Pamela Safford

    Pamela Safford 

    Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
  • 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 

    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

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.