Illinois Coalition of
Countryside School Founded
in 1992, Countryside School is a co-ed, independent,
nonprofit, K-8 school that offers an accelerated,
hands-on curriculum in a warm and nurturing
environment. We encourage high academic achievement
and emphasize balanced growth – intellectual,
emotional, and social – for every student. The
school’s beautiful 13-acre campus in west Champaign
includes a full size gym and performing arts stage.
Our mission is simple: “Joy in Learning, Excellence
Countryside is the only ISACS accredited, nonprofit
independent school in the C-U area. Countryside
offers a rigorous, highly engaging, hands-on
academic curriculum balanced with physical
education, fine arts, and character education.
Foreign language instruction begins in kindergarten
for all students. Our unique, nontraditional
structure features multi-age, team-taught classrooms
with low student-teacher ratios. A positive, warm,
and nurturing school culture is the heart of
Countryside. Financial aid is available.