The New Canaan Country School campus bustles with activity all year long – and summer is no exception. This summer, 266 children in Kindergarten through eighth grade from primarily Stamford and Norwalk will participate in the Horizons Student Enrichment Summer Program. Founded more than 50 years ago, Horizons provides low-income, public school students use of the 75-acre campus for a unique blend of academics and enrichment.
New Canaan Country School Head of School Tim Bazemore gave his 14th and final Closing Exercises speech Wednesday, June 11, 2014, commending the 34 ninth grade graduates of the Class of 2014 for their collaboration, teamwork and resilience. The students presented Mr. Bazemore with a certificate of appreciation in return.
“In your opinion, has global warming affected the weather, and if so, how?” “Wow, that’s a big one. My answer is absolutely, yes.” Steve Vilanueva, meteorologist with NBC 4 New York’s weather team, was invited to speak to Grade 5 science students last week and ended up fielding some fairly difficult questions.
Country School eighth graders addressed some of the world’s most pressing and complex issues facing our society during the school’s annual World Congress. For two days, students took the podium to present on topics including water scarcity, global health, alternative energy, the environment and human rights. “What they are learning is vital preparation for a generation of leaders who will have to bring knowledge, empathy, and creative thinking to inescapable global challenges,” said Head of School Tim Bazemore.