Upper School students are heading to various destinations around the country as part of their annual “Trips Week.” Ninth graders are retracing the Civil Rights movement in the Deep South, exploring the rich culture and history of New Orleans, and studying coral reef ecology in the Florida Keys. Seventh graders are traveling to Boston as part of their study of the American Revolution, and eighth graders are heading to Camp Dudley, Westport, NY.
In an ongoing partnership with AmeriCares, New Canaan Country School students and teachers gathered as a community on April 3 for a “kitting” event, assembling family hygiene kits which will replenish stocks used during Typhoon Haiyan and other recent emergencies.
New Canaan Country School will lead a cohort of 22 independent school educators from across the country on a trip to France and Finland March 29-April 5 to meet with administrators of The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which evaluates global education systems, and to visit some of the highest-performing school systems in the world as measured by PISA.
The Alumni Council and Parent Association Mothers-at-WorkCommittee hosted “Women Returning to Work” featuring Kathryn Sollmann, a Huffington Post contributor, author of the award-winning 9 Lives for Women blog, and a work + life expert who empowers women to find work that fits all ages and stages on Tuesday, March 4.
Every year, the entire Country School community holds a friendly competition to reduce its carbon footprint. This year, the Northern Alliance – comprised of Lower School, Thacher Building and Grace House – won the annual Green Cup Challenge. As a reward, they earned a dress down day and a lunch menu of their choice—breakfast for lunch.