This holiday season, New Canaan Country School has provided food essentials to many local families in need. Upper School students took the lead in collecting and donating Dove Bags, which provide a full day of food for a family, as well as a gift certificate for meat. Working in coordination with Person-to-Person, a social service agency based in Darien, and New Canaan Social Services, Country School distributed Dove Bags to 63 lower Fairfield Country families. This is Country School’s largest Dove Bag donation to-date.
Eight Country School ninth graders travelled to Indianapolis for the annual Student Diversity Leadership conference. “In the 21-year history of this conference, there has never been a more important time for us to convene,” said National Association of Independent School president John Chubb as he opened the conference.
Kerry Y. Stevens of Darien has been named the Executive Director of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at New Canaan Country School, an educational nonprofit program that serves more than 400 students from primarily Stamford and Norwalk.
Without a doubt, Willy Oppenheim ’01 has been busy since his Country School days. A Bowdoin graduate and Rhodes Scholar who is in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Oxford, Willy has dedicated his life to both service and education. Willy, who founded the nonprofit omprakash.org, truly embodies the mission of Country School and continues to make “a positive contribution to the world” each and every day. Read a Q & A with Willy
New Canaan Country School ninth grade students recently moderated a discussion among the entire Upper School about the ebola virus outbreak in an effort to unpack some of the misconceptions surrounding the virus. To aid their discussion, a representative from AmeriCares, a locally based international relief organization, shared first-hand information about the work that AmeriCares is doing to fight the spread of the ebola virus.