Philosophy & Diversity Statements

Philosophy Statement

The Country School is an independent, coeducational, PK-8 school founded in 1934. We offer a challenging, enriching program in a nurturing environment with individual attention and outstanding teachers as our hallmarks. We believe in educating students academically, socially, emotionally, and morally. By fostering excellence, developing strong character, valuing diversity, and instilling a lifelong love of learning, we help develop confident students who strive to do their best always and realize their highest potential.  As a family school serving a range of abilities, The Country School builds fundamental skills and encourages students to be resilient learners and leaders, prepared for an ever-changing world.

Approved by Faculty, June 9, 2015
Approved by the Board of Trustees, September 28, 2015

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Country School believes that seeking and valuing diversity of ideas, experiences, and identities, developing meaningful connections, and fostering a sense of belonging are vital to each student’s education and growth. A diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community is critical for preparing students for a role in a complex, pluralistic, and interconnected society. We actively see and value the differences of our school community, among them ability/disability, age, ethnicity, faith traditions, family composition, gender identity and expression, learning styles, race, sexuality, and socio-economic status.

We aspire for all -- students, parents, caregivers, faculty, staff, graduates, and Trustees -- to live our core values, especially to:

● Show respect for all, within our school community and beyond
● Demonstrate compassion with both words and actions
● Apply standards of fairness and equity
● Join hands in cooperation
● Strive to meet the challenges that call us to moral courage as we support our students to bring positive change in the world while at The Country School and in their lives beyond.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 31, 2022

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