Countryside Day School

  • The mission of Countryside is to provide an environment which emphasizes the development of character, particularly the virtues of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.
  • Countryside has been providing an exceptional learning environment for children for over 50 years. Countryside has no religious affiliation and welcomes students of every race, sex, color, and national or ethnic origin.
  • It is a not-for-profit corporation with financial assistance available to those who qualify.
  • Each applicant is individually considered for admission and offered the opportunity for enrollment.
  • The school draws students from Chicago's North and Northwest suburbs.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students149 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Countryside Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
4%
Average Class Size30 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,200
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaren O'Malley

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Gymnastics, Math Club, Science Club, Spanish, Sports and Games

School Notes

  • The mission of Countryside Day School is to provide an environment which emphasizes the development of character, particularly the virtues of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.
  • Countryside has been providing an exceptional learning environment for children for over 50 years. Countryside has no religious affiliation and welcomes students of every race, sex, color, and national or ethnic origin.
  • It is a not-for-profit corporation with financial assistance available to those who qualify.
  • Each applicant is individually considered for admission and offered the opportunity for enrollment.
  • The school draws students from Chicago's North and Northwest suburbs.

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,226 for elementary schools and $11,917 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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