Countryside Day Blog

Steve Cummings

January 11th, 2015
Chief Executive Officer, Hewitt EnnisKnupp, Inc., Chicago, IL When my wife and I found Countryside five years ago, I had never heard of the Montessori method of teaching. Since then, I have come to value (and be amazed by!) these learning methods; their intuitive nature, their accessibility to young children, and their effectiveness. Even more impressive to me are the citizenship lessons my children have learned. They are willing teachers/coaches to younger children; they have a genuine and... READ MORE

Linda Murakishi Whitted

January 10th, 2015
Linda Murakishi Whitted Testimonial about CDS Northbrook, IL Of Counsel, Whitted, Takiff & Hansen, Sorry, the link is no longer working ... READ MORE

Stella Ullmann

January 9th, 2015
Stella Ullmann Parent Testimonial Deerfield, IL Dentist, The Dental Professionals My husband and I have been extremely fortunate that our children are able to attend CDS. The curriculum along with the great staff have provided them with an environment which promotes the highest standards of education as reflected by their enthusiasm of their school life.CDS instills the values and ideals of independence, responsibility, and accountability within the school; as these same traits have been clearly... READ MORE

Lauren MacBlane

January 8th, 2015
Lauren MacBlane Parent Testimonial Glenview, IL West IP Communications My children attend Countryside for so many reasons but there are two that drew me to the school four years ago when they were three. First, the school's goal of teaching my twins to be resourceful, responsible and respectful.Second, the passionate commitment of the teachers and staff to instill the love of learning I see developing in my children every day. → See next parent testimonial... READ MORE

Could this be True? Share your Thoughts.

January 6th, 2015
I came upon this post while on Facebook last night (I know, nobody uses Facebook anymore), and I paused to really think about it. Is it an exaggeration? A silly rant written by someone who didn't do well in school?  Or is there truth in it? If there is truth in it, is it true for all schools? Is it true for CDS? Before I share my thoughts on the subject, I would really love... 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