Admissions at Countryside
Welcome to Countryside! We are excited to begin this process and look forward to getting to know you and your family. Countryside has open enrollment, so students can be accepted at any time during the year that space is available. Here is a sketch of the admissions process.
Step 1Schedule a Virtual Tour or Apply Now
Whether you are just exploring or are ready to apply, a Virtual School Tour of Countryside Day School is the best way for you to find out about our unique educational experience. We would love to show you our community.
Although CDS facilities are currently closed following Illinois State Mandate, a virtual admission process has been established. Please schedule your virtual tour below.
Click here to schedule a School Tour.
Click here to access Ravenna to submit online application and select Countryside Day School from the school directory.
Step 2Parent Interview
Once you have submitted your online application through Ravenna, the next step is a two-hour Parent Interview (for both parents in two-parent households or two-household families). During this time you will:
• Observe in your child’s prospective class
• Meet your child’s prospective teacher
• Meet with the Head of School
Parent Interview is not for students – parents only.
At least a week before attending the interview, we require that you have turned in: Application Form and Personal Development Form.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-498-1105 to schedule your Parent Interview.
Step 3Student Visit or Shadow Day
Schedule Child Visit (Toddler and PreK/K Students) or Shadow Day (Elementary and Middle School students).
• Toddler and Pre-K/K Students – half hour visit with parent.
• Elementary and Middle School Students – shadow day 8:30-3:30, students only.
Contact email@example.com or 847-498-1105 to schedule your child’s visit or shadow day.
Step 4School Records and Recommendations
For students coming from another school or program, you will be prompted in Ravenna to submit appropriate documents and recommendations.
Step 5Admission Notification
Once parent and student interviews are completed and school records and recommendations (if children are transferring from another school/program) have been received, and child visit (Toddler and PreK/K students) or Shadow Day (Elementary and Middle School students), an admission decision will be made by the admission committee. Parents will be notified by email upon decision.
Note: Completion of the Admission Process does not imply admission to the school.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-498-1105
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
Get the bigger picture. Come visit our beautiful campus.
Our admissions director Karen is ready to schedule your tour and a class observation. Countryside offers open enrollment. Families can apply for admission any time of year. LEARN MORE