Class of 2020 Destinations

Brunswick School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Deerfield Academy
Fairfield College Preparatory School
Greens Farms Academy
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Country Day School
Hotchkiss School
Millbrook School
Miss Porter’s School
New Canaan High School
Ohana Institute
Phillips Academy Andover
Rye Country Day
St. George’s School
St. Luke’s School
St. Paul’s School
Sun Valley Community School
The Taft School
Westhill High School
Westminster School
This year’s ninth grade graduates are ready to go boldly and take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
 
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, prepared to contribute to their next school and beyond. 

Read more about Closing Exercises and view photos.
 

Closing Exercises Video - Class of 2020

"Over the last 12 years, Country School has taught me to be a curious student, an engaged participant, a thoughtful classmate, and a confident person who is ready for any challenge."—Ryland Strine '20
"NCCS has taught me to always have an open mind and to be accepting of everyone." — Gracie
NCCS helped me with my academics and prepared me well for next year and years to come. — Jackson
"Not only are the friendships I have made at NCCS in the past 10 years very special to me, but I have also created close bonds with the teachers as well."Kate
"NCCS has taught me to stand up for myself, and for the world. I could not have had a better experience." Fiona
"In order to do your best you need to push yourself outside your comfort zone. When you are out of your comfort zone you learn more." Garrett
"The overarching thing about my NCCS experience was having strong close knit relationships with both peers and teachers. We are really a family and I wouldn’t trade my time at NCCS for anything." Sasha
"Instead of trying to cram our brains with facts, the teachers here try to build an understanding of the topics." Matt
"NCCS really made school about learning and gaining an understanding of the world rather than just getting good grades and passing tests." Jasper
"NCCS showed me what real friends are like, and also forming good teacher student bonds. Daisy
"I gained the self-confidence to stand up for myself." Thatcher
"From being encouraged to speak aloud in class to performing in the Auditorium, NCCS has given me the tools to be my confident and joyful self." Maren
"NCCS has taught me to communicate with confidence and gave me the opportunity to lead my peers." Charlie
"I’ve been at Country School for more than a decade and I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up in any other place." Alanna
"I've learned to take every chance I get." Ben
"The community at New Canaan Country School is like no other and is the reason I have been able to grow socially and intellectually." Brayden
"If you work hard you will succeed." Calvin
"The most important lesson I learned at NCCS is to never be afraid to speak up or use your voice." Payton
"NCCS taught me to think outside the box and that all problems can be solved if you try hard enough." Lilly
"I know NCCS has prepared me for anything that comes my way in the future." Katie
"What I value most from my time at NCCS is the amazing sense of community." Annika
"NCCS has taught me to be a better student. I am happy to learn and love going to school every day." Megan
"It’s not a bad thing to ask questions or for help sometimes." Darla
"Communication with teachers doesn't have to be hard, and it can make being a student much easier." TJ
"I have learned many lessons at NCCS: to be kind, to love to learn, but most importantly, to be myself." Huett
"NCCS truly lives up to its motto of being a risk-taking mistake making community. I have never been judged for answering a question incorrectly and this freedom has allowed me to grow as a person." Mimi Sue
"I feel prepared to take risks and Country School has taught me that it's ok to fail at first." Abby
"I've learned to never stop persevering no matter what situation you are in." Riya
"What I valued most about Country School was the care towards learning that the teachers provided." Tyler
"NCCS has prepared me for the future by teaching me to better manage my time, by making me a better public speaker, and by showing me that the best memories are not determined by what you are doing, but by who you are doing them with." Mac
"NCCS has shaped me into the person I am today and taught me everything I know. NCCS has provided many challenges and helped me overcome my fears." Cece
"I value the way NCCS pushes students to advocate for themselves in the future." Henry
"NCCS has prepared me for the future by giving me challenges and new hard experiences." Ben
"What I value most about my time at NCCS is the relationship I had with my teachers. They are my heroes." Jamie
"Over the last 12 years, Country School has taught me to be a curious student, an engaged participant, a thoughtful classmate, and a confident person who is ready for any challenge." Ryland
"NCCS has taught me how to be a confident lifelong learner and has taught me that I can do whatever I put my mind to." Cassie
"I value the close-knit community and the life long friends I have made." Rett
"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