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.

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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