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Game on! New Athletics & Wellness Center Opens

At the start of the school year, we opened the doors to our spectacular Athletics & Wellness Center, and the building has already had a tremendous impact on our students, teachers and coaches. 
Wellness and Physical Education programs will continue to grow and thrive in this new space for decades to come. Students across all grade levels have been enjoying the spacious new gym for PE classes and indoor sports training. And while we cannot use fully as intended yet due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are thankful that many of the spaces have allowed us to have our campus completely open. The space that will eventually serve as our new Fitness Center has been converted into a temporary music classroom, and the fields storage area has been turned into a great, light-filled new art studio. (Take a virtual tour of the building.)

This new home for Athletics and PE at Country School – and this new gathering space for our entire community – would not have been possible without the generous support of our early Capital Campaign donors. We are grateful to the more than 150 parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and current and former faculty and staff who have helped the school raise more than $17 million to date - and we look forward to working together with the entire community to continue to support this effort, and to support the innovative, active and joyful programs that will take place inside the new building. There are still opportunities to name spaces within the Athletics & Wellness Center, and there are many opportunities to help beautify our campus by supporting the landscaping around the new building. Learn more here. Gifts to the Campaign can also help to support Country School’s endowment. 

Come see the new Athletics & Wellness Center for yourself! We continue to offer tours of the new building, and we hope you will join us. For more information, please contact Director of Advancement Ryan Smith at (203) 801-5633 or
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