Congratulations, Class of 2018!

This year’s ninth grade graduates are ready to go boldly and take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
For more than 100 years, Country School has provided an intentional journey that balances strong academic preparation with social emotional development for children age 3 through grade 9. The result is alumni who are confident leaders and bold thinkers, who are prepared to contribute to their next school and beyond. Read more about Closing Exercises

"Country School has taught me to take risks and to push outside my comfort zone.”

—Sydney Coffield of Stamford will attend Rye Country Day School

“I have built a foundation that will help me for the rest of my life.”

—James Kontulis of New Canaan will attend St. Luke’s School

“I’m ready to embrace new leadership roles.”

—Hannah Nightingale of Rowayton will attend Brien McMahon High School

“NCCS has prepared me for the next level of sports, whether that’s on the ice, on the field or in the locker room.”

—Alex Byrne of Darien will attend Berkshire School

"Country School has emboldened me with the skills and mindset to take on any challenge.”

—Lauren Walsh of Wilton will attend The Taft School

"I’m ready to be unapologetically myself.”

—Deyante McKinstry of Norwalk will attend Choate Rosemary Hall

2018 Secondary School Destinations

Berkshire School
Brien McMahon High School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Deerfield Academy
Greens Farms Academy
Greenwich Academy
Hopkins School
The Hotchkiss School
King School
The Loomis Chaffee School
Millbrook School
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy
Rye Country Day School
St. George’s School
St. Luke’s School
The Taft School
Westhill High School
Westminster School
Williston Northampton School

Over the past five years (2013–2017), Country School students have matriculated to 
these schools

94% of the graduates from the Class of 2018 were accepted to their first choice school

"We know that the students who come to us from NCCS will be superbly prepared academically, active learners in the classroom, and eager and able to serve our mission of serving as ‘partners’ in our community."Ann R. Miller, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, Greens Farms Academy 

“NCCS students who enroll at Choate come well prepared in all realms – academically, athletically and artistically – and are thus wonderfully engaged community members. At the heart of it all is a true love of learning and curiosity that makes them exceptionally proactive and engaged both inside and outside of the classroom.”—Jeffrey Beaton, Senior Associate Director of Admission, Choate Rosemary Hall