Our alumni go on to lead lives of impact and purpose - and look back on their days at the corner of Frogtown and Ponus as some of their happiest. We are a first alma mater for most and hope our alumni will stay in touch as they continue their journeys beyond Country School.
Here are some of their stories - and some opportunities to stay in touch with our vibrant community and each other. Please reach out to Director of Alumni Affairs Holly Donaldson Casella '04 with any questions or to get involved as an alumni volunteer. We can't wait to hear from you!
Stay tuned for 2021-2022 events
NCCS Alumni Award Winners
The Alumni Award is presented each year to honor an alumna or alumnus who best embodies the statement from the school’s mission: New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.
The Alumni Council reviews all nominations during the council's fall meeting. The award recipient is determined by majority vote.
New Canaan Country School is pleased to announce that Olympic gold-medal winning athlete and an ESPN and MSG ice hockey analyst A.J. Mleczko ’90 will be presented with the 2021 Alumni Award. A.J. will accept the honor and share highlights of her career with students, alumni and guests during the 2021-2022 school year.
Our young alumni continue to transition beyond Country School with ease, pursuing a wide variety of academic, athletic and artistic passions with the courage and confidence that we have come to expect from our graduates. Here is a round-up of some of their recent adventures and achievements.
New Canaan Country School 2012 Alumni Award recipient, Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman ’98 directed, produced, shot and edited The First Wave, a feature documentary film with exclusive access inside one of New York City’s hardest-hit hospital systems during the harrowing first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Taft School varsity lacrosse team, including NCCS alumni Thomas Ricciardelli ‘19, Jeffrey Ricciardelli ‘18,Nick Lancaster ‘19 and Teddy Schoenholtz ‘17 defeated St. John's College High School to win the 2021 GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals. The final score was 10 to 6.
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.