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 1Prospective Parent Class and Tour

Register for Prospective Parent Classes & Schedule a Tour | Contact Admission Director Karen O’Malley

Step 2Submit Application

Submit application to Karen with your $100 non-refundable application fee.

Note: Families who wish to be considered for financial aid should complete the Financial Aid Application after submitting the Application for Admission.

Click here to learn more about Countryside’s financial aid program.

Financial aid decisions are made independently from admissions decisions and do not affect an applicant’s opportunity for enrollment.

Step 3Student Records and Recommendations

Students 4 years and older who are transferring from other schools need Academic Records sent from previous school. Students in Kindergarten and older need teacher recommendations filled out as well.

Step 4Parent Interview

Plan for about two hours. This part of the process is for parents only. Both parents must attend.

  • Observation in your student’s prospective class
  • Meeting with prospective teacher
  • Meeting with the Head of School

Step 5Student Visit

Toddler and Pre-K/K Students: half hour visit to prospective class with parent.

Elementary Students: Shadow Day from 8:30-3:30.

Middle School Students: Shadow Day from 8:30-3:30

Step 6Admission Notification Sent by Email

Once parent and student interviews are completed and school records and recommendations (if children are transferring from another school/program) have been received, 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.

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

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

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