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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While our students and teachers are continuing their learning online, we continue to welcome the opportunity to connect with new families who are considering their children’s educational future. Please contact the Admission Office or inquire online, and we would be delighted to speak with you! Learn More

A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid
$33,744
From New Canaan Country School

Founded in 1916, New Canaan Country School is an independent, co-educational day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 &4) through Grade 9 from Fairfield and Westchester counties.

The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.

An Inquiry-Based Program

Inquiry is at the heart of our teaching and learning. We encourage children to wonder and explore, to take risks and to be unconstrained by right answers. Our curriculum is deliberately designed to develop our students’ intellectual capacity and nurture their curiosity. We stretch our students and offer them opportunities to innovate, create and play together within a community of learners.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-9
Students
568
Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
109
Part-Time Teachers
7

Students

Students
568
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    84.2%
  • African American
    4.6%
  • Asian
    4.6%
  • Hispanic
    3.5%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    1.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$24,750
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $192,428
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,081
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,420,000
    National
    $184,700

    New Canaan Country School Reviews

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    We have three children in their fifth year at New Canaan Country School and I'm also an alum. I cannot say enough good things about it! The teachers are engaged, delivering a curriculum that is hands-on and appropriately challenging, preparing students well for competitive high schools. The teachers really get to know your kids. They take joy in their successes and work with you to help them succeed. Daily sports, broad exposure to the arts, a wide range of extracurriculars, and many opportunities for leadership and service throughout the journey – all of these enhance the core academic experience to create students who are well-rounded, intellectually curious and socially aware. The strong sense of community helps teach manners / respect for others, community values and social skills. The beautiful 80-acre campus becomes part of the curriculum as the children tap maple trees for syrup or explore the woodlands in science. I could go on … Love this place!
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    We are so grateful to be part of the NCCS community! Our girls have been at NCCS for the past 11 years and you definitely cannot put a price tag on the amazing education they have received year after year. The teachers are always engaged and available if your child has a question. Class sizes are small. Resilience, time management, learning how to advocate and public speaking are all skills intentionally interwoven in the everyday educational program. It's time for our oldest daughter to leave NCCS this year and she is well beyond prepared for her next educational experience thanks to her time at NCCS!
    As a parent, I could not be happier with NCCS. The community is welcoming and vibrant. The teachers are dedicated, warm and nurturing. They know how to motivate, inspire and educate each student to his or her unique full potential while making learning fun. The academics are engaging. The stellar value of NCCS academics lives in its innovative whole-student approach. My children have become confident, curious and capable. They love their friends and teachers and look forward to going to school every day. Children at NCCS are happy!