Countryside Day Blog

Myth #1: Good Parents are Entertainers

August 12th, 2016
The changes in the day-to-day living of our lives, automation, technology, and cheap goods and services have had a profound impact on how our children are developing. Add to that the tectonic shift in parenting culture that has convinced us to “do as much as you can for your children, give them every advantage, pave the road for them, and they will succeed.” Continuing our series, here are 3 "good-parent" myths claiming that Good Parents... READ MORE

Give Your Child the Benefits of a Bilingual Classroom

August 10th, 2016
As a parent of a 16-month old, you’re trying to decide which school would be more beneficial to your child. While all your options can be daunting, the choice becomes clear when you learn that our toddler program offers Spanish. Here is why your choice now becomes clear. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that one of the most sensitive time periods for a child to learn was from birth to three years old. During this time... READ MORE

Why Unnecessary Help is… Unnecessary

August 8th, 2016
Dr. Maria Montessori said that every unnecessary help is a stumbling block to developing indepen­dence. It’s Unnecessary in the Morning Oh, dear, your son is going to be late for school. He overslept this morning and you've run out of his favorite breakfast cereal; he almost missed the bus and you forgot to give him his lunch. Gosh, it seems that once a week you're toting the forgotten lunch or homework or boots over to... READ MORE

Struggle Makes us Smarter

August 1st, 2016
Struggle Makes us Smart: An Encouraging Challenge to Typical Parenting Parents want what’s best for their children, and this instinct can often drive us to ensure that our children never have to struggle, exert effort, or even fail in the face of adversity. However, in Forbes (12/2013, p. 46), Rich Karlgaard links struggle to the growth of intelligence, which implies that a parent who tries to make their children struggle-free might be inhibiting critical development.... 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