Admission Process for Grades 5 - 9
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Fill out an Inquiry Form
Click here to complete an inquiry form so that we may get to know your family and include you in our future mailings.
Schedule an On-Campus Visit Experience
CAMPUS TOURS
Parents and guardians are invited to take a tour of our 85-acre campus and see our program in action. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about what your child’s experience could be at Country School.
Individual Tours are led by an admission representative and last approximately 45 minutes. Please call the Admission Office (203) 801-5608 to schedule.
Group Tours are led by a current parent and will resume in the spring. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
Submit an Application
Click here to begin your Standard Application Online (SAO). If applicable, complete Parents' Financial Aid Statement (PFS) and upload to School and Student Services for Financial Aid.
Submit a Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
The Parent/Guardian Questionnaires are an opportunity for you to tell us more about what your family is looking for in a school community. Your reflections also provide us with a deeper understanding of your child, specifically what sparks their interest and fuels their curiosity.
Schedule a Parent/Guardian Interview
The Parent/Guardian Interview is a one-to-one opportunity for us to get to know your child and family and for you to ask questions about Country School. The interviews, conducted either over Zoom or in person, may be self-scheduled once you have submitted your student profile in SAO.
Schedule a Student Interview and Tour
We are excited to get to know your child and we are sure your child has many questions for us. The student interview is a one-to-one opportunity for your child to meet with the Division Head or a member of the Admission Team. Following the interview, students can take a tour of the divisional building.
Submit the following Supporting Materials:
  • For Grade 5 applicants
    • One Teacher Recommendation completed after November 1.
    • If your child’s school does not provide teacher recommendations, submit a Personal Recommendation
    • Student essays
    • Principal/ Counselor Recommendation completed after November 1. (If your child’s school does not provide a Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, submit an Extracurricular Recommendation.)
    • Official School Transcripts: Current year and previous two years
    • Standardized Testing: ISEE or SSAT
  • For Grades 6 - 9 applicants
    • English Teacher Recommendation completed after November 1.
    • Math Teacher Recommendation completed after November 1.
    • Principal/Counselor Recommendation completed after November 1.
    • If your child’s school does not provide teacher recommendations, submit a Personal Recommendation
    • Student essays
    • Official School Transcripts: Current year and previous two years
    • Standardized Testing: ISEE or SSAT Key Dates for the 2022-23 Admission Season
Key Dates for the 2022-23 Admission Season
September 15, 2022 Beginners - Grade 9 Applications Open
October 3, 2022 On-Campus Tours Begin
January 15, 2023 Completed Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline for Beginners - Grade 9
*Applications received after January 15 are accepted on a rolling basis and are not guaranteed to have a decision by February 22.
February 22, 2023 Admission Decision Notifications via Email
March 6 - 9, 2023 Revisit Shadow Days for Accepted Students in Grades 5 - 9
March 10, 2023 Enrollment Contracts Due
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.