Mission and Philosophy

As a non-profit school, we put children first.


Our mission is to combine joy in learning with excellence in education.

We believe that students thrive in a school where intellectual stimulation is high and where individual attention is given in a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment.

We offer a program of strong academics combined with a focused development of study skills. Through a program that emphasizes hands-on, applications-based learning, we seek to involve each student in an active process of discovery, invention, problem-solving, and mastery. The curriculum is designed for students working at or above grade level in all subjects.

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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