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. 

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"Starting at Beginners, Country School has taught me how to question, notice, and think. Country School has instilled in me the values and skills to be a curious, independent, and engaged student." — Jane Walsh '21

Class of 2021 Secondary School Destinations

Berkshire School
Brien McMahon High School-Marine Science Academy
Brooks School
Brunswick School
Greenwich Country Day School
Hopkins School
The Hotchkiss School
Kent School
King School
The Loomis Chaffee School
Millbrook School
Miss Porter's School
New Canaan High School
Pomfret School
Rye Country Day School
St. George's School
St. Mark's School
The Taft School
Westminster School
"The things that I valued the most about my NCCS experience are the teachers and the tight-knit community."John
"NCCS has prepared me for the future by giving me the confidence to take risks and I know that all the lessons I have learned here will serve me well in the future."Ben
"NCCS has taught me to be resilient and to always try my best."Will
"An important lesson I learned at NCCS is to treat everyone with respect."Walker
" I have learned that no matter how big the obstacle is ahead, it can be achieved."Miller
"NCCS has prepared me for the future by teaching me many important life lessons I will carry with me."Ben
"My eleven years at Country School have taught me to be a better student and person."Conrado
"I truly believe that NCCS has set me up for such success in the future, not just at my next school but life." — Frances
"I value the discussions I've been fortunate enough to take part in at NCCS."Julia
"The thing I value the most about NCCS is the friends I have made."Campbell
"NCCS has taught me the importance of hard work and friendships."Maria
Lorny
"NCCS has taught me that it is not too late to try new things!" —Fiona
Hunter
"NCCS has taught me resilience, time management, and organization, which are important lessons that I will take with me throughout my life." —Jamie
"One thing I value most about my NCCS experience is the close bond between both students and teachers." —Alina
"What I value most about my Country School experience is the relationships that I have formed with my teachers and coaches." —Ella
"An important lesson I have learned at NCCS is to treat people how you want to be treated" —Madelynn
"Over the years at Country School we have had many opportunities to speak in front of large audiences. It wasn’t easy, but I think this practice in public speaking has prepared us well for the future." —James
"An important lesson I learned at Country School is to take risks and be yourself." —Oliver
"The sense of community at NCCS is what I value most. Everyone is inclusive, and the teachers are willing to help students out no matter what. Country School makes it easy to speak up in the classroom and build friendships." —Cece
"Country School has prepared me for my future by showing me how to enjoy learning." —Sam
"In my years at NCCS I have learned many new skills including courage and resilience." —Wilder
"What I value most about my NCCS experience is the sense of community." —William
"I value the friends that I made during my time at NCCS." —Anna
"What I value the most about NCCS is the friendships I have made, whether they be with teachers or friends." —Henry
"We've laughed and we've cried, made it through, survived, and class after class now we're here at last!" —Annie
"The relationships and memories I have gained from my 10 years at NCCS are ones that I will value for the rest of my life. " —Charlie
"One thing that NCCS has taught me over the years was the importance of teamwork, and how to communicate to help that teamwork." —Ned
"NCCS has taught me the importance of community. Especially with the pandemic, I have felt so lucky to be part of such an amazing community like NCCS." —Harper
"The thing I value most about NCCS is the connection that I’ve made. I know that some of the friends I’ve made here are friends for life, they will continue to be a part of my journey and be a part of whatever may come next." —Kathryn
"Starting at beginners, Country School has taught me how to question, notice and think. Country School has instilled in me the values and skills to be a curious, independent and engaged student." —Jane
"NCCS has made me confident in my public speaking abilities, which is a skill I will use for my whole life." —Wave
"The most important lesson I learned is to step outside my comfort zone." —Henry
"NCCS has prepared me by providing a safe learning environment and being there to help me succeed." —Bradley