At City and Country School, we have three divisions: the Lower School, the Middle School, and the Upper School. Students in the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s and 7s are in the Lower School; 8s, 9s, 10s form the Middle School; and 11s, 12s and 13s are in the Upper School. Instead of “class,” we refer to the children at each age as a “Group.” “Group” suggests the spirit of community and working together that is intrinsic to City and Country. The nature of our program—the collaborative work, the jobs, the shared materials, the cooperative learning, decision making, and problem-solving—provides children with opportunities to experience and understand how to live and work together with care, fairness, and respect.
Middle and Upper School
2s: Nursery Year 5s: Kindergarten
8s: Grade 3 11s: Grade 6
3s: Nursery Year 6s: Grade 1
9s: Grade 4 12s: Grade 7
4s: Pre-Kindergarten 7s: Grade 2
10s: Grade 5 13s: Grade 8
You might notice that we sometimes refer to Groups with Roman Numerals, such as IIs (2s), in publications. This is a long-standing C&C tradition that we maintain within the School.
The first years in school are vitally important for establishing independent work habits and developing social skills. The Lower School Program is designed to provide a firm grounding in these areas, as well as opportunities for cognitive, emotional, and physical growth.
In the Middle and Upper School years at City and Country, children apply and expand the academic and social-emotional skills they have acquired in the Lower School and engage in C&C's widely-known Jobs Program.