Academically prepared. Confident. Well-balanced. Those are the characteristics of a Country School graduate and of a child with a solid foundation for success in life. 
- Head of School Robert Macrae
Through all my years as an educator, I have come to believe deeply that the kind of bold approach we take at New Canaan Country School, guiding children ages three to 15 through a deliberate and progressive academic journey, provides the strongest foundation for future success in a child's life.
As parents, our number one job is to provide our children with that solid foundation and an excellent academic education is a critical component. But it is not the only one. Careful attention to their social and emotional development is just as critical. This double emphasis, academic and life skills, is exactly what Country School does better than any other school. Country School was founded specifically on this premise nearly 100 years ago and has remained on the leading edge of education by constantly evolving to provide what is best for today's children.
 
Country School's learning environment, at each grade level, is deliberately designed to balance the right combination of academics with nurture, socialization and support for that level. In the earliest years, we encourage children to be children — to learn through play, be outdoors and to develop a love for school as they progressively master more challenging work.  As they mature, we increase workloads and expectations, while still cultivating the wonder of learning. Our Upper School students are developmentally ready for intensive critical thinking, analysis and preparation for high school.
 
Look no further than our alumni as proof. Secondary schools tell us that our students are not only the most academically prepared, some of the best writers and analytical thinkers in their classes, but that they are active participants in the classroom and in their communities.
 
Academically prepared. Confident. Well-balanced. Those are the characteristics of a Country School graduate and of a child with a solid foundation for success in life.
 
We would love to welcome you to our campus to see for yourself.
 
Warm regards,
Dr. Robert P. Macrae