Dear prospective family,
Thank you for visiting our website. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our community.
At The Country School, you will find children of all ages who are actively engaged in their own learning, collaborating with teachers and peers, and making connections to new ideas. We encourage our students to ask questions, and solve problems through hands-on, project-based learning.
At TCS, we lead by example, measuring academic understanding and social-emotional health to define our success. We determine academic rigor by how engaged our students are and their depth of understanding beyond the lesson or activity. We pay close attention to best practices in education, and as current research recognizes that homework has no correlation to student achievement in Elementary School, we eliminated it in our Kindergarten through first semester of Fifth Grade. The result has been well-slept, well-read, happy children who have seen their standardized test scores continually rise each year.
True academic rigor asks teachers to individualize their instruction, and design curriculum that teaches not to a test, but for a lifetme. When our students matriculate, they are empowered with the skills and habits they need to be successful.
We value meaningful, important work that allows our students to be collaborative, creative, independent and critcal thinkers while also teaching them to face the world with kindness, compassion, and empathy.
I look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you to our community. Come and experience for yourself what makes TCS so special!
Holly Novick Head of School