Countryside School

Tel: (217)355-1253
  • 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 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Countryside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 26 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,670
Tuition Notes Tuition for grades 6-8 is $13050. Need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Judith Kaplan

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts and Crafts club, Band, Chess, Chorus, Co-ed Volleyball, Coed Basketball, Cross-Country, Reader's Theater, Tennis, Track Band, Chess, Chorus, Cross-Country, Tennis, Track, Arts and Crafts club,
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: 09/22/2015

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