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.

Exceptional Teachers

For good kids to become excellent students, they need exceptional teachers to guide them. Countryside attracts and retains some of the best and brightest. Most have earned or are working toward an advanced degree or specialized certification.

We provide the professional development, autonomy, resources and technology our teachers need to transform each class into a learning adventure – and they do it every day.

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