Fox River Country Day School

1600 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Tel: (847)888-7910
Grades: PK-8
The mission of Fox River Country Day School is to educate the whole child through a values-based curriculum conducted in a home-like environment combining academic excellence with individual character development.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1913

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Chuck Harvout

School Notes

  • What sets our school apart? An accelerated academic curriculum is the springboard for additional special features at our school.
  • The School is unique and charming
  • Outstanding faculty who know and love their students
  • Beautiful 53 acre campus
  • Small Class sizes
  • Emphasis in all areas on character building values of charity, cooperation, courtesy, creativity, good judgment, gratitute, honesty, humility, reliability, resourcefulness, respect, and self-control.
  • Foreign language
  • Swimming
  • In-depth environmental education program
  • Art, drama and music
  • Interscholastic sports in Middle School
  • Homelike international boarding program and day school
  • Diversity in student community ESL (English as a Second Language) support
  • Before and After School Care
  • After School enrichment Program, varies and has included Bhangra Indian dance, horseback riding, piano, clay sculture, computers, drawing, baseball, dance, chess, scouting programs, and more.
  • Fun Summer Program
  • Character Building
  • We are committed to contributing to the positive growth in character of each of our students, a pursuit that begins in Preschool and continues on through Grade 8. This focus encompasses everything from how we share toys in the sandbox to how we make good decisions about friendships and behavior. Our list of Character Building Qualities gives the community a shared language. An awareness of the importance of good character permeates the curriculum.
  • Environmental Education happens every day here on our unique campus of gently sloping land, beautiful trees, and rare wetland ecosystems.
  • Imagine your child?
    • learning about freshwater ecology at our streams, springs, and pond
    • observing a flying squirrel, blue heron, great-horned owl, or a passing flock of cranes
    • identifying the tracks of mink, fox, and coyote
    • learning land stewardship practices by clearing invasive species
    • keeping a journal about a favorite site in our Forested Fen
  • The Arts provide many opportunities for exploring creativity.
  • Imagine your child?
    • using the pottery wheel
    • learning about Matisse and Monet
    • creating 3-D objects with hand-made paper
    • making a texture collage with leaves collected on a hike
    • drawing and painting from life and from imagination
    • making an origami mobile
    • learning about color theory, perspective, and proportion
    • participating in a community piece of artwork
  • Music and Drama provide other rich avenues for expression.
  • Imagine your child? performing with poise and joy
    • experiencing drama in a radio play, an improv performance, or a musical
    • playing in a recorder consort
    • being part of a hand-chime choir
    • learning the principles of composition
    • experiencing the stage through the eyes of a dancing flower or a singing firefly
    • singing in several languages, in three-part harmony
  • Profile last updated: 05/19/2016

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