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ICNS Member - 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 in Education.”

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.


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