Countryside School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1992
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students141 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeCountryside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,870
Tuition NotesTuition for grades 6-8 is $14250. Need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJudith Kaplan

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts club, Band, Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Co-ed Volleyball, Coed Basketball, Cross-Country, Tennis, Track

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

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