Countryside Day Blog

Bobbi Ann Fulk

January 31st, 2015
Bobbi Ann Fulk Parent Testimonial Des Plaines, IL At the end of sixth grade, Renata was starting to develop a good sense of who she wanted to be, but it wasn’t fully formed nor focused. By having an opportunity to stay at CDS for Middle School, she was able to continue to nurture that growth. ... READ MORE

Jamie Thorsen

January 31st, 2015
Jamie Thorsen Parent Testimonial Winnetka, IL Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products and China Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets Dear Wendy, ... READ MORE

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce has named Countryside Montessori the Small Business of the Year

January 29th, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Northbrook, IL - Countryside Montessori School. The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce has named Countryside Montessori the Small Business of the Year.   Parents speak highly about how their children's experiences at Countryside prepared them for life. "Countryside Montessori is not just a place to send your children to school. It is where the children and parents learn together to form a functional family unit towards becoming valuable participants in society," comments... READ MORE

Dante Calise

January 26th, 2015
6th Grade Class of 2010 We feel that one of the most meaningful ways for you to know about the outcomes of a CDS education is to hear it from our graduates themselves. As we interviewed CDS alumni, we observed 5 prominent themes from their outcomes: [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible" margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="10px" background_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_separator style_type="single solid" sep_color="#ededed" icon="fa-leaf" width="" class="" id=""/] What are our... READ MORE

Peter Villa

January 26th, 2015
6th Grade Class of 2000 We feel that one of the most meaningful ways for you to know about the outcomes of a CDS education is to hear it from our graduates themselves. As we interviewed CDS alumni, we observed 5 prominent themes from their outcomes: What are our graduates doing now?   Peter Villa went to Stevenson High School followed by the University of Illinois, into their Accounting Program. And finally went on to complete an Accounting Certificate Program. He currently works... READ MORE

Eric Anderson

January 26th, 2015
6th Grade Class of 2007 We feel that one of the most meaningful ways for you to know about the outcomes of a CDS education is to hear it from our graduates themselves. As we interviewed CDS alumni, we observed 5 prominent themes from their outcomes: What are our graduates doing now?   Eric Anderson attended Glenbrook North High School and now attends Michigan State University where he is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. In 2014 Eric was elected Treasurer of... READ MORE

Linda Horwitz

January 11th, 2015
Linda Horwitz Parent Testimonial Northbrook, IL Co-Owner, Be.Ology   Our daughter, Madison (Maddi), is in 8th grade at CDS.  Maddi had been in the public school setting until 7th grade.  She and our family made the incredibly difficult decision to move her and give her one year of the Montessori experience. As Maddi was getting closer to high school, we really felt that she would benefit from experiencing a year of school that embraces the... READ MORE

Carla Garfinkle

January 11th, 2015
General Counsel, Donlen, Northbrook, IL Unlike most Montessori families, my daughter transitioned into Montessori when she was already in second grade. Although the public school in my area is considered exceptional, it was clearly not nurturing my daughter's innate desire to learn or cultivating her natural abilities. In addition, the public school was not addressing my daughter's social and emotional needs. Countryside Montessori has made a profound difference to my daughter as a person and... READ MORE

Kalissa Hugger

January 11th, 2015
Lead Quality Assurance Engineer, j2 Global, Chicago, IL We transferred our Kindergarten daughter from a typical play based program to CDS seven months ago after looking at several Montessori programs. Of all the schools we visited, CDS offered everything we were looking for in a program. To name a few: They have an extremely well educated and very experienced staff Focused on educationally sound individualized plans for each child balanced with meaningful group activity work... READ MORE

Lisa Laing

January 11th, 2015
Lisa Laing Testimonial Owner of Laing Marketing Services, Chicago, IL Countryside Montessori is special. We have moved several times and tried all different types of school (daycare, traditional preschool, public school, even different Montessori schools) for our three boys. We have yet to find a school that can compare to Countryside. Their commitment to developing responsible, respectful, and resourceful children is reflected in every aspect of the school. If we're lucky enough to move back... 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