An Education for a New Century of Leaders

In September of 2020, we opened the doors of our new Athletics & Wellness Center! This Center will serve students at every grade level for decades to come, and it will function as a space for the entire community to come together. Our Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education programs are active and joyful, and they help to develop mission-critical skills such as teamwork, leadership and resilience. Our new facilities will match the caliber of our program.

Long Range Master Plan

• Over the past 15 years, the school has invested more than $20 million in building or modernizing all of our core academic facilities.
• In 2018, we opened the new Susan Haigh Carver ’51 Dining Hall &  Commons, a spacious hub of campus life and a community gathering space for students, faculty and parents.
• In September 2020, we will open our new Athletics & Wellness Center, a space that will enhance the school experience for all students and contribute to our strong sense of community.

Read more about Boldly Forward, The Capital Campaign for New Canaan Country School

A New Athletics & Wellness Center Opened Fall 2020

Opened in Sept. 2020, this new facility:

• Serves students at all grade levels

• Greatly reduces off-campus travel and increase practice time by bringing all of our athletic and wellness programs under one roof

• Strengthens our sense of community by encouraging different teams and grade levels to intersect and support each other

• Enhances programmatic offerings, including yoga and fitness, to further promote the principles of health and wellness across all grades

• Serves as a community gathering space, where we can strengthen our ties with each other and host large and small events for students, teachers, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and many others


Two full-size basketball and volleyball courts (which can turn into
four practice courts)
Retractable bleachers for spectator seating
Four squash courts, with viewing areas for spectators
Expanded fitness center
Direct access to the playing fields
Two multipurpose spaces for health and wellness programs
New locker rooms for students
Physical education spaces for students across all grade levels
Locker rooms for faculty, staff, and coaches
Additional new storage for field equipment and a new maintenance facility
Convenient parking for athletic events and community gatherings
Updated and expanded audio/visual systems for events

Construction Videos

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.