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

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$150

Student Body

Total Students
153 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Countryside School Student 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. 26 / Mar. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for grades 6-8 is $15620 Need-based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Judith Kaplan

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
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 and critical thinking skills
  • physical education, art and music; team sports; and extended day program;
  • beautiful 13 acre campus,
  • diverse student body
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