Countryside School

4301 W Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822-0618
     Tel: (217)355-1253
Grades: K - 8 | 147 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 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 54%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Countryside School Students 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. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,668
Tuition Notes Tuition for grades 6-8 is $12,052 Need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Judith Kaplan

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts and Crafts club, Band, Beginning violin club, Chamber music ensembles, Chess, Chorus, Co-ed Volleyball, Coed Basketball, Cross-Country, Math Olympiad, Reader's Theater, Tennis, Track Band, Chess, Chorus, Cross-Country, Math Olympiad, Tennis, Track, Arts and Crafts club,
Beginning violin club,
Chamber music ensembles,
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: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The High School Of St. Thomas More (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Swann Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Swann Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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