Countryside School

4301 W Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822-0618
Tel: (217)355-1253
Grades: K-8 | 149 students
Countryside School is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, fully accredited school that offers a challenging and fulfilling academic program in grades K-8 for students who are motivated to learn.
Countryside School combines joy in learning with excellence in education.
Countryside School offers all students small instructional groups in math, reading, literature, spelling, vocabulary, foreign languages and science; a math program that focuses on problem solving and applied learning; hands-on, inquiry-based science; literature-based language arts; extensive emphasis on writing; social studies integrated with literature, art and music; physical education, art and music; team sports; and extended day program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Countryside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 26 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,670
Tuition Notes Tuition for grades 6-8 is $13050. Need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Judith Kaplan

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts and Crafts club, Band, Chess, Chorus, Co-ed Volleyball, Coed Basketball, Cross-Country, Reader's Theater, Tennis, Track Band, Chess, Chorus, Cross-Country, Tennis, Track, Arts and Crafts club,
Co-ed Volleyball,
Coed Basketball,
Reader's Theater,

School Notes

  • Countryside School is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, fully accredited school that offers a challenging and fulfilling academic program in grades K-8 for students who are motivated to learn. Countryside School combines joy in learning with excellence in education. Countryside School offers all students:
  • small instructional groups in math, reading, literature, spelling, vocabulary,science
  • foreign languages (Chinese and Spanish for all grades, Latin in grades 4-8)
  • a math program that focuses on problem solving and applied learning;
  • hands-on, inquiry-based science;
  • extensive emphasis on writing;
  • physical education, art and music; team sports; and extended day program;
  • beautiful 13 acre campus,
  • diverse student body

Profile last updated: 09/22/2015

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is The High School Of St. Thomas More (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Habitat (2.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Habitat (2.9 miles away)
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The average private school tuition in Champaign County, IL is $9,014 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).