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.

Kids Come First

Our independence from government management, religious affiliation, and for-profit ownership allows us to focus our full attention and resources on what matters most – the education of our students.

Everything we do here is based on a simple truth – children are naturally curious individual who love to learn – especially in a fun, challenging, student-centric environment like ours, where they feel safe and respected.

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