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The Country School Association for Pre-Kindergarten through second grade offers a state of the art education with parental freedom and choice at its core.  Its purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for school age children to grow and thrive.  Students gain a strong foundation across subject areas through hands on project based learning.  Through our unique, standards based curriculum students learn how to walk through the world mindfully, being aware of themselves and others with kindness and equity at the forefront.  Through a daily rhythm of guided play, academics, the creative arts we foster the imagination of the young child. 

SCHOOL MISSION

The Country School Association’s mission is to provide an innovative and preeminent educational choice for families in our community. The Country School’s objective is to cultivate confident, ethical, responsible, life-long learners that have the power to change the world. Our unique approach to learning is based on connecting a child’s natural world to academic success using an interdisciplinary curriculum. The Country School nurtures the whole child to create student success. The Country School respects and embraces children’s diverse backgrounds, their heritage, cultures, and linguistic experiences. We strive to create a program where all children can flourish.

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PHILOSOPHY

The Country School Association provides an active learning environment with our primary approach to learning focused on intentional planning and learning experiences that encourage participation, involve multiple contexts, and engages the senses that help children explore their environment. Our multi-dimensional curriculum is integrated and occurs simultaneously across all domains.

Students are encouraged to solve problems by critical thinking and apply creative solutions. We provide ample time for children to learn through play by encouraging small and large group socialization activities as well as direct class instruction and one-on-one support. Teachers work side by side with students to promote optimal learning. Our “whole child” curriculum integrates wellness, academics, creative arts and life building skills to provide a well-rounded basis for learning and growing. We promote independence, good decision-making skills, and self-esteem building activities to create a superior foundation in early childhood and elementary education for each student.

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OUR STAFF

A certified teacher and an experienced assistant teach each class. We also offer programs such as science and music taught by qualified teachers.

Class sizes are small, affording critical one-on-one support and guidance. Teachers foster independence and work side by side encouraging all children in a positive way to work, grow and play together.

OUR FACILITY

Our school is designed for children to explore, learn, create, grow and play inside and out! Along with classrooms, library, multi-purpose room, fully equipped kitchen, our space has bright indoor play areas as well as wonderful outdoor space. Outdoors there is a sports field, age appropriate playgrounds, an enclosed swimming pool and picnic area. The Country School is a licensed facility by the State of New York. We love to show off our facility. Contact us for a tour.
 

Visit our gallery to see how our kids explore, learn, create and play

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