New Canaan Country School gathered as a community to participate in the national Sept. 11 Day of Service & Remembrance on Friday, Sept. 12. The entire student and faculty body came together around the flagpole as Interim Head of School Peter O’Neill led the annual ceremonial opening of school. This year, the gathering also launched the school’s Day of Service. Following the flagpole ceremony, students heard from a variety of speakers and participated in meaningful service activities all across campus. The theme of the day is Sung, Unsung and Future Heroes/Sheroes and students learned about heroic stories from this important time in history.
Students at New Canaan Country School were greeted with a new basketball court on their first day of school Wednesday. The new area, called Kyle's Court, was redone in honor of Kyle Markes, an 11-year-old from Stamford who attended the school through fifth grade before dying of leukemia last Christmas Eve.
On Sept. 3, New Canaan Country School officially opened the academic year. Interim Head of School Peter O’Neill welcomed more than 1,000 students, parents, faculty and staff with the theme of “Building Community.”
New Canaan Country School welcomes several new faculty members this year. The new teachers arrive at Country School after teaching at independent schools across the Fairchester and the Tri-State region.