Tuition and Financial Aid

As an independent school, Countryside receives no state or federal funding. Tuition is calculated to cover the operating costs of the school. Each fall the Board of Directors approves the amount, after extensive work by the Board's Finance Committee. Fees are set to cover classroom supplies, field trips and special activities.

Tuition and Fees

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Kindergarten-Grade 5
$14,960 + $475 supply fee
Middle School
$15,372 + $570 supply fee

Tuition and Fees information for the next academic year will be posted following our Board of Trustees' approval in January.

Payment Plans
For the convenience of parents, there are four different payment plans available. Payments may be made on an annual, semiannual, quarterly, or monthly plan.

New Student Fee
New students pay a one-time New Student Enrollment Fee of $1,000 (for grades K-6) or $500 (for grades 7-8). This fee is capped at $2,000 per family for families with multiple children attending Countryside.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for families with financial need. The application for aid should be submitted at the same time as the application for admission. We want to stress that admissions decisions are made first and completely separately from decisions about financial aid. However, you will be notified of both your acceptance and your aid award at the same.

After reading the Financial Aid Information, and the Financial Aid Application Procedure, click on the FAST logo on this page to apply for financial aid. Please follow the instructions in the Financial Aid Application Procedure to arrange for Countryside to pay the FAST application fee.


    • ThuFeb04 Elementary Information Night 7:00 PM
    • FriFeb26 Elementary Applications Due
    • ThuMar04 Middle School Information Night 7:00 PM
    • SatMar06 Kindergarten Applicant Screenings
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4301 W. Kirby Ave. Champaign, IL 61822
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