The Country School Presents First Student Science Symposium

The Country School recently presented its first student science symposium. All Upper School students, which consists of sixth through eighth grades, participated in the symposium and presented projects they completed this year.

The event was not a competition, but rather an opportunity for students to share and showcase some of their creative and compelling work product.

John Melton, head of the Upper School, remarked, “The topics presented were both varied and impressive. Students showcased different topics from the fields of physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology. In total 52 projects were presented by 104 students which included everything from the digestive system to Archimede’s Principle to pulleys.”

Lower School Head, Susan Wheeler, said, “Students in grades three through five and parents of presenters were invited to participate as spectators. It was a great opportunity for the younger students to preview and support the Upper School science program while learning about the world around them. It was also nice to see so many parents present so they could see their respective child in action.”

“The Country School excels in its academic program overall but we thought it important to add a strong science related event to ensure the school continues to remain a local leader in its science curriculum.” said Headmaster, Neil Mufson. He continued, “The learning opportunities the science symposium allowed for our third through eighth graders provided an incredible immersive experience in ‘all things science’ for each student involved.”

About The Country School
The Country School is an independent, coeducational, Kindergarten through eighth-grade school founded in 1934 that embodies its motto, “The way school should be!” Its mission and philosophy is to offer a challenging program in a nurturing environment with small classes, individual attention, and outstanding teachers as its hallmarks. A traditional, structured, responsive, and age-appropriate curriculum focuses on building basic skills and serves a range of student abilities within a family school context. The school strives to educate the whole child in an atmosphere that fosters high academic standards, instills a love of learning, and provides a solid foundation for future education. Enrichment in the arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities offers additional arenas for individual achievement and leadership. By emphasizing the importance of strong values and character, the faculty consistently reinforces responsible behavior, self-discipline, and positive attitudes. Working in concert, The Country School teachers and parents help students develop confidence and competence and reach toward their highest potential. To learn more about The Country School, visit or contact Kim Balderson, director of admissions, at 410.822.1935, ext. 130 or