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.

First and Only Accredited Independent School

Countryside School is the region's premier, private elementary school. Founded in 1992 by parents who expected more of elementary education, Countryside was Central Illinois' first ISACS-accredited school.

Over two decades later, Countryside is still Champaign-Urbana's only nonprofit, nonsectarian, ISACS-accredited independent school.

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