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)
We give students choices so they learn to think and do for themselves.
We give them responsibilities, so they learn the importance and value of contributing.
We believe in natural consequences, so they understand their impact and learn accountability.
We encourage them to do hard things and take risks, so they learn how to overcome challenges, adapt and persevere.
We foster collaboration, so they learn how to be productive team members and to value the contributions of others.
And we teach them to lead with empathy, compassion and kindness, so they learn to be conscientious contributors to their families, their community and the world.