History

Countryside School was founded in 1992 by a group of local families who wanted an independent school with an enriched, projects-based curriculum strong in math, science, and engineering. That vision continues today and has incorporated high academic achievement and balanced whole child growth. Our graduates are confident problem solvers, outstanding communicators, and thoughtful, responsible individuals.

After renting classrooms during its early years, Countryside purchased 14 acres of land in west Champaign, constructed its main building in 1996, expanded its classroom wing in 2005, and opened its new gym/performing arts center in 2012. Enrollment capacity is 148 students.

One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience

Countryside attracts an eclectic mix of culturally diverse families actively engaged in their children's educations. Our unique, nontraditional structure – small class sizes and large, combined, team-taught classrooms - is the heart of Countryside.

With all classes, K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, and middle school interacting along one common corridor, our students become a community, all learning and growing together in a shared Countryside experience.

Countryside School K-8
4301 W. Kirby Ave. Champaign, IL 61822
217.355.1253
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