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.

Dynamic Curriculum

Countryside's curriculum is unlike any other in the region – incorporating hands-on projects, creative simulations, teamwork, performance, world languages, and physical activity.

Countryside teachers collaborate to map an evolving nine-year curriculum interwoven with dynamic classroom experiences designed to challenge and engage inquisitive, high-performing students.

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