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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,850
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1967
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
149 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Countryside Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
4%
Average Class Size
30 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Karen 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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 149 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,850
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,602 for elementary schools and $16,147 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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