We are often asked, "Why The Country School? What do you have to offer that other schools don't?" This can be a challenging question to answer. because what makes TCS what it is lies in the ethos of our school: Do your best always.
We expect this mantra to inform everything our students do, from interacting with peers and faculty to studying and participating in class. Country School students are part of a small but tight-knit community comprised of themselves, their families, and TCS faculty and staff. With an average class size of 16 (and some much smaller), they do not enjoy the luxury of anonymity here. Just as kindness and hard work are noticed and rewarded, conduct that does not fall within the parameters of our 9 core values
will be addressed.
What makes our school the community it is and gives our students a sense of fulfillment comes down to relationships. Our teachers know every single one of their students (their strengths, weaknesses, family life, etc.) and do a lot of differentiation, meaning grouping kids together strategically to bring out the best in those who are struggling, challenging the ones who are excelling, and never overlooking those kids in the middle. When students feel "seen," they will rise to meet the expectations set forth for them.
After events such as Parent Night, we receive many calls, emails, and comments from particularly new parents as to how incredibly passionate our teachers are and how engaging they make their classes. And when our students see their teachers doing their best always, they simply follow suit.