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Our application season begins in November for the following fall

An application for admission consists of:

  • parent tour or attendance at an admissions event to learn about the school
  • parent questionnaire
  • teacher recommendation
  • student questionnaire, for applicants to grades 3-8
  • photocopies of the last year's and current year's report cards for applicants to grades 1-8
  • standardized test scores (if available)

Once the written application is reviewed, students for whom there is a potential opening will be invited for a small group visit (for kindergarten applicants) or to a virtual visit in the classroom (for 1st through 8th grade applicants).

NOTE: Safety is our utmost concern. Any in-person student visits will require masks and social distancing.

Applications are available starting each January for admission for school year beginning each August. They must be submitted by the end of February for elementary grades or the end of March for middle school grades. All applications submitted by the due date are evaluated equally, without regard to "first come, first served." Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed until all openings are filled.

If there is no space available for a qualified student, we place them in a wait pool in case an appropriate opening occurs. The wait pool expires when the next admissions season begins.

Countryside does not form a wait pool prior to review of applications. However, we do maintain a list of interested families and their contact information, so that we can send invitations to information meetings and applications when available each winter.

Applications for financial aid should be submitted at the same time as the application for admission. Families will be notified of their aid award in the same packet as their acceptance. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if space remains available.

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Admissions Timeline:

Discover Countryside VIRTUAL Open House
Sunday, November 8, 2020   2 p.m. (webinar)

Individual virtual tours begin
December

Applications available
early January

For applicants to K - 5th grade

Elementary VIRTUAL Information Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2021  7 p.m. (webinar)

Applications due
Friday, February 26, 2021

Zoom visits begin for grades 1-5
March

Small group visits for Kindergarten applicants
Saturday March 6, 2021

Decisions are sent 1-2 week after student visit

For applicants to 6 - 8th grade

Middle School VIRTUAL Information Meeting
Thursday, March 4, 2021  7 p.m. (webinar)

Applications due
Thursday, March 31, 2021

Class visits begin via Zoom
April

Decisions are sent 1-2 week after student visit

Judy Kaplan

 

Judy Kaplan

Admissions Director
217.355.1253
kaplan@countrysideschool.org

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