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New Canaan Country School

635 Frogtown Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840

Inquiry is at the heart of our teaching and learning in Early Childhood. We encourage children to wonder and explore, to step into the unknown, to take risks and to be unconstrained by right answers. Teachers pose questions to help children connect to previous learning, to engage conversations and to deepen and extend understanding. Our curriculum is deliberately designed to develop our students’ intellectual capacity and nurture their insatiable curiosity. We stretch our students and offer them opportunities to innovate, create and play together within a community of learners. In Early Childhood we are passionate about children believing in themselves and their great potential. We encourage children to work independently as well as collaboratively and to understand that they are the primary directors of their own learning. We devote time every day to creating a classroom community where children feel welcome, valued, known, seen and heard. We guide children to further their respect for the rights of others; and most importantly instill a lifelong passion for learning. Our Early Childhood curriculum is deliberately designed to develop our students’ intellectual capacity and nurture their insatiable curiosity. We offer them opportunities to innovate, create and play together within a community of learners. The teachers design a balanced day; one that includes direct literacy, math, science, and writing lessons as well as open explorations.

Enrollment Process & Dates

As a way to get to know us from the safety of your home, we invite you to peruse our website and digital Impression Piece.

While we know that there’s nothing like seeing our program in action and meeting our people to gain a deeper understanding of what Country School has to offer you and your children, we have been offering a variety of virtual programs for families interested in learning more.

Individual Appointments
We invite you to contact us to arrange a time for a parent interview and campus tour with a member of our admission team. Please call 203.801.5608 or email to make an appointment.
Enrollment Events:
Virtual Coffee in the Commons: Weekly Information Sessions

Join us at 9am Thursdays by video conferencing to learn more about Country School. Chat with Head of School Aaron Cooper, a ninth grade student ambassador and a current parent. Ask questions and learn from others! Please register in advance for the video conference and we will send you a link to join the session.

Early Childhood Close-Ups

Prospective parents are invited to take a look at a typical day in the life of our Early Childhood students. Our team of teachers and subject specialists will discuss our academic, arts, music and athletic programs specifically developed for students just beginning their educational journey. Please register in advance for the video conference and we will send you a link to join the session: Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 11.

Enrollment Process:

Full enrollment details can be found here. General enrollment process is:

  1. Inquire
  2. Virtual Parent Interview and Tour
  3. Application
  4. Standardized Testing (Grades 6-9 only)
  5. Virtual Student Visit
  6. Supporting Materials and Other Information

Details & Schedules

Schedules

3 Years

Age: 3 Years
Days/Week: 5
Birthday Cutoff: August 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00

Pre-K

Age: 4 - 5 Years
Days/Week: 5
Birthday Cutoff: August 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
1 8:15 - 2:50 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 2:50 8:15 - 12:00
2 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 2:50 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 12:00 8:15 - 2:50