Countryside Day Blog

A Small Window into a Big Heart

July 30th, 2014
It is a very short walk from Max’s classroom to the gym. He passes through the toddler room on the way, and it takes every ounce of self-control he can muster not to sprint the distance. One day several months ago, one of the youngest toddlers knocked a plant off the shelf.  Before an adult could offer help, four-year old Max noticed as he walked back to class from gym. Max found a dustpan and... READ MORE

Raising Generous Children

July 21st, 2014
Being very rich so far as I am concerned is having a margin.  The margin is being able to give. - May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude Raising children who conduct their lives according to a moral or ethical standard has never been easy.  Yet today’s parents and teachers – even those of us who continue to delight in our work with children – wonder if something significant about childhood is missing.  We suspect our... READ MORE

If You Give a Child a Chore

July 15th, 2014
If you give a child a chore, she’s going to smile and ignore you. She’ll dance and play in the usual ways.   When you remind her she has a chore she’ll probably stomp to her room and shut the door. When she’s bored, she’ll ask to use the computer. Then she’ll want a snack.   When you say “no,” she will wonder if you are serious. So she’ll consider doing the chore. Then she’ll... READ MORE

There Have Always Been Bullies

July 7th, 2014
There was a time when bullies were easy to spot.  On playgrounds and sidewalks, in swimming pools and cafeterias, they were the biggest boys.  A “good bully” usually had at least one flunky on his left, one on his right, a few thugs skulking behind.  Bullies knew how to avoid teachers, throw a punch, identify weakness, and instill fear. Today’s bully could be a geek or a girl, an old-fashioned tough-guy, a fourth-grade kid with... READ MORE

Countryside Programs

We offer a continuous program from 16 months through 8th grade — inculding an all year program option for Pre-K/K and elementary school. LEARN MORE

TODDLER — Ages 16 mos.-3yrs

PRE-K/K — Ages 3-6

LOWER ELEMENTARY — Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3

UPPER ELEMENTARY — Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6

MIDDLE SCHOOL — Ages 12-14, Grades 7-8

SUMMER PROGRAMS — Ages 16 mos.-12 yrs., Toddler-Grade 6

ALL YEAR FULL DAY — Ages 3-12, Grades Pre-K/K-Grade 6