The mission of Countryside Day School is to provide an education that assists students in developing the qualities of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness so they become great students and exceptional adults.
Our Commitment to you:
We will get to know each individual child, learning his or her passions, strengths and challenges. (RESPECT)
We will encourage children to be active contributors to the community and hold them accountable for their choices. (RESPONSIBILITY)
We will provide opportunities for students to work on difficult tasks and learn academic concepts requiring perseverance in order to succeed. (RESOURCEFULNESS)
Your Commitment to the School:
You will set limits for your child in your home that will help him or her be successful honoring the limits of broader society. (RESPECT)
Your child will contribute to caring for him or herself and have responsibilities that make a contribution to the life of your family. (RESPONSIBILITY)
You will consult and collaborate with CDS faculty and staff on issues regarding parenting and education, taking advantage of their expertise. (RESOURCEFULNESS)
Our classrooms are carefully prepared by Montessori teachers to provide activities for your child at each developmental level. We follow the Montessori philosophy of learning, as taught by Dr. Maria Montessori. A classroom experience at CDS is an “internship to adulthood” that will encourage your child to become more than a great student but also an exceptional adult with a strong sense of agency and empathy. This is accomplished by:
Providing classrooms that closely resemble real life with collaborative work, mixed age groups, opportunities for failure and repetition to achieve earned success, real challenges to overcome, accountability for choices and time management, student teaching and mentoring, self-directed learning, and important activities that contribute to the well being of the community.
Allowing your child to experience the excitement of learning based on his/her interests.
Providing curriculum that places a strong emphasis on academic rigor.