What Makes The Country School Different?
Researchers have found that students in K to 8 schools achieved higher scores on standardized tests and GPAs, especially in math. They also found that K through 8 students participated more in extracurricular activities, showed greater leadership skills, and were less likely to be bullied.
Physical fitness is integral to a Country School education. Our physical education program is skill based and designed to build confidence, cooperation, but most of all, to be fun!
In the Lower School we use games and exercises to build coordination, trust, sharing, and sportsmanship. Upper School students may participate in our no-cut interscholastic team sports program when they reach sixth grade.
Each student is a part of a year-long service learning project in our community starting in Kindergarten. From visiting with elderly neighbors to cleaning up our local waterways, students learn how their individual contributions can make a difference.
They tend to the Healing Garden at Hospice. They make lunches for the Neighborhood Service Center. Beyond fundraisers or drives, our kids go out into local organizations to form lasting relationships.
Our values are honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, generosity, commitment, cooperation, fairness, and moral courage. These aren’t just words. They shape our interactions as a community on the playground, in the hallways, on the sports fields, and in the classroom.
Each month, our entire school focuses on a different value.
- Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Certifies The Country School as a Maryland Green School
The Country School is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a 2016 Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools.
- 2016-17 CSPA Volunteer Forms Available
If you are interested in being a room parent, please return this volunteer form to the main office by May 16th. This is the primary way our Chairs & Coordinators create their volunteer lists, so please return it by the deadline. Some events do have a maximum number of volunteers.
- Register NOW for Summer Fun! Click HERE for full listings and online registration for this summer’s offerings of summer day camp sessions. Find something your child will love!
- New LS Head Appointed Click here to read Headmaster Neil Mufson’s letter about the selection of Kitty Davis for our next Lower School Head.