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New Canaan Country School

Private | PK-9

 

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Posted May 2, 2014

We have been at NCCS for 3 years and have a 2nd grader and Beginner student. There truly is something magical that happens on a campus that strives to 1) let children be children 2) fosters a love a learning and 3) seeks to develop a child not only academically but also to develop their character. I've never been on a school campus where you consistently come into contact with students who are self-confident, respectful, engaging and happy to be there. NCCS does a wonderful job of not only educating children and preparing them for the future, but also teaches them the value of being a contributing part of a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

We love the inclusiveness of the school - it really welcomes and cherishes diversity in all of its dimensions, including religious and ethnic diversity of the families, and the various communication and learning styles of the students. It's this factor, as well many other parts of its identity, that fosters creative and curious younger students, who become confident and high-performing older students and adults.
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Posted April 29, 2014

Dedicated, talented teachers; school honors the K-9 years as an educational journey capped off by powerful leadership opportunities in the 9th grade year; each child is nurtured and challenged; learning is by doing, rather than by rote; curriculum diverse and inspiring; successively more academically rigorous as students rise through each grade; public speaking is a core value along with community, resilience and teamwork.
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Posted April 29, 2014

Both my kids have attended NCCS since they were 3 and we have been at the school 8 years. It is the best place and I really wish they had a school like this when I was young.
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Posted November 8, 2013

New Canaan Country School's motto is Respect for Childhood, and it offers a loving, respectful environment for children. The downside is that academics are sometimes weak, and the school's curriculum is no more challenging or engaging than the local public schools. Teachers are very inconsistent, both in the quality of instruction and the amount of homework given. Some teachers are amazing, but some are checked out, and there's no oversight or accountability for them. Strong sports culture if your child is an athlete.
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Posted October 2, 2012

My daughter has just started 4th grade here and has never once said, "mom, I don't want to go to school". She has been at NCCS since Kindergarten. This school fosters a love of learning. The teachers are happy, engaged and motivated. Tim Bazemore is a great leader for teachers, staff, and students. We are pleased.
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Posted June 28, 2011

My daughter has spent the last two years in pre-school at NCCS. The teachers and faculty are highly qualified and care about the children. They instill confidence in the students. Most important, she loves going to school every day.
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Posted July 8, 2010

My daughter just completed her first year of JPK and loved it. NCCS has given her increased confidence and a strong foundation in traditional skills (ie, spelling, vocabulary, organization, etc) using non-traditional methods. Rather than standard classroom instruction or simple playing at the JPK level, the NCCS teachers use a very child-focused methodology that pays particular attention to individual development and learning through engaging a child's particular interest in an open classroom setting. I would highly recommend NCCS to anyone.


Posted June 2, 2006

It would be hard to find anything adverse to say about this school (K-9). The dedication, professionalism and sheer pleasure each of the faculty seems manifest, the frequent laughter of the children, the demanding academic standards, and yet an overall relaxed atmosphere belie the excellence of the entire program. They make it all look effortless! The administration is strong, effective and well led -- albeit quietly -- by Mr Bazemore; the all-around academic, social, and psychological welfare of each student is obviously paramount and the succes level is very high.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 62%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 4% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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649 Frogtown Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: (203) 972-0771

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