Fox River Country Day School

1600 Dundee Avenue,
Elgin, IL, 60120
Tel: (847)-88-8-7910
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

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Summit School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Summit School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Einstein Academy (1.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Elgin Summit School    
    Special Education School
    333 W River Rd
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)468-0490
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  79  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Elgin
    The Learning Tree East
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    845 Summit St
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)741-6880
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.4  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Elgin
    The Einstein Academy
    747 Davis Rd
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)697-3836
    1.5  mi  |  89  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Elgin
    Hamilton Academy
    Alternative School
    665 Tollgate Rd Ste D
    Elgin , IL , 60123
    (847)695-9732
    Alternative School
    1.6  mi  |  19  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Elgin
    Bethlehem Lutheran Child Dev Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    340 Grand Blvd
    Elgin , IL , 60120
    (847)741-7743
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1.8  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 03, 2013 - My son, Mark J. Harmon loved your school 202/333-3484 Tennis instructor Washington, DC - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
 Why Did You Select That School?
Why Did You Select That School?
"Because I heard it is a good school." That may well be, but there are some other factors in the private school selection process we need to consider.
Elements of a Successful YouTube Channel
Running a small to medium sized private school? Can't afford marketing staff and expensive marketing programs? Read on.
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!