Why Countryside Day School
Countryside is a world-class academic program committed to the development of character, because we understand it to be the single most influential and most powerful feature that any person has to affect change and create a life of his or her choosing.
Children who are given the opportunity to work hard, to accomplish big things, and contribute to their community are better prepared to navigate the joys and challenges of adult life.
The Measure of Academic Progress Test
MAP Test (Measures of Academic Progress created by Northwest Evaluation Association) Score Comparison Graphs
School Year: 2014-2015. Download the full PDF report here.
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What is Countryside’s philosophy?
We think of our children’s development as a path. As parents and educators we have a choice:
We can prepare the path for the child by eradicating all obstacles, eliminating all disappointments, and generally removing every pebble in his way.
We can prepare the child for the path by seeing obstacles as opportunities to develop grit, failures as chances for growth, and generally allowing children carry some of their own rocks.