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Alumni Newsletters

Catch up on what our amazing alumni are doing. Each newsletter below is downloadable as a PDF.

If you are Countryside alumni, please let us know where you are now and what you are doing. We would love to add you to our alumni database too:

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We introduce a new dedicated art space

Our international trip took us to Germany

Our first-ever FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team

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Countryside celebrates 30 years of Joy in Learning

Medallion Club honors K-8 attendees

Q&A with retiring Susan Richardson

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Countryside returns to all in-person learning with weekly COVID testing

8th grade trip heads to Washington DC

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Countryside maintains in-person and remote learning with zero COVID transmission at school

New Head of School - Krystal Young

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COVID happens and Countryside switches to remote learning

Our 2nd international trip - middle schoolers visit England

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New Adventure Wall

Chorus sings National Anthem at Harlem Globetrotters game

Middle School institutes "Deep Dive" week

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Countryside celebrates 25 years with gala and other events

Our first-ever international trip - middle schoolers tour Puerto Rico

Students raise over $2,000 for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

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Middle School introduces Maker Faire

New corner sign

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First-ever Chicago alumni reunion

New Head of School - Stephanie Harman

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Countryside receives ISACS accreditation for 3rd time

Q&A with David Kaplan

In Memoriam - Janis Treworgy

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Cathie Webber retires after 20 years as Head of Countryside

Students speak with actor Mandy Patinkin

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Grand opening of our Gym and Performing Arts Center

Daniel Borup (2004) named top University of Illinois engineering student

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Alumni reunion marks final basketball game in the "old gym"

Celebrating 20 years of Countryside with construction of gym and performing arts addition

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Groundbreaking on Gym and Performing Arts Center

Meredith Albrecht speaks to students

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Jonathan Kuck wins silver at Olympics - returns for Founders' Day celebration

Countryside introduces Science and Engineering Club

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Our Odyssey of the Mind team takes 2nd at Worlds

Ben Taylor discusses life at the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

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Sharon Henson retires

Q&A with Mary Breault, Ana Dillman, & Deanna Barthel

eight alumni sitting together at a picnic