Transition Outcomes

How students transition from Countryside to their subsequent schools is a natural question to ask when considering enrollment at an independent school.

What advantages do the students have after attending Countryside?

“ The CDS experience is so unique because it doesn’t just teach you facts you need to know to pass a few tests. It teaches you how to treat others and how to be the kind of student who excels in life outside of the classroom too”

— Elizabeth Shank

How do they integrate socially?

“ I am so thankful I went to CDS because it gave me fundamental tools to succeed in life. It really did prepare me for life. Montessori really does give you tools for life. Outside of just work. How to interact with people and treat people”

— Jordan West

Do they have an academic advantage?

“ Countryside increased my personal initiative on so many levels. I feel like without CDS I wouldn’t just feel motivated to push through some of the more difficult topics that I’m learning in school”

— Beckett Cummings

Do the students struggle to adjust to more conventional educational settings?

“ At Countryside you were just like immersed in that leadership role so when I went to my next schools I wasn’t afraid at all to get involved in different things, like being leader of a club. I feel like some of the other students don’t have the courage sometimes. I was living that at CDS for two years being the leader, and having those positions was fun.”

— Jackie Cortopassi

What schools do they attend after?

STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL
Lincolnshire, IL

PHILLIPS ACADEMY ANDOVER
Andover, MA

PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY
Exeter, NH

WISCONSIN VIRTUAL ACADEMY
McFarland, WI

BEACON ACADEMY
Evanston, IL

CHICAGO JEWISH
DAY SCHOOL

Chicago, IL

HERSHEY MONTESSORI
FARM SCHOOL

Huntsburg, OH

LAKE FOREST
ACADEMY

Lake Forest, IL

LOYOLA ACADEMY
Wilmette, IL

MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL
AT UNIVERSITY CIRCLE

Cleveland, OH

NORTH SHORE
COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Winnetka, IL

NORTHRIDGE
PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Niles, IL

ROYCEMORE SCHOOL
Evanston, IL

WILLOWS ACADEMY
Des Plaines, IL

THE GLENBROOK
ACADEMY OF
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Glenview, IL

GLENBROOK SOUTH
HIGH SCHOOL —
STEM LEARNING COMMUNITY

Glenview, IL

BUFFALO GROVE
HIGH SCHOOL

Buffalo Grove, IL

DEERFIELD
HIGH SCHOOL

Deerfield, IL

GLENBROOK NORTH
HIGH SCHOOL

Northbrook, IL

GLENBROOK SOUTH
HIGH SCHOOL

Glenview, IL

NEW TRIER
HIGH SCHOOL

Winnetka, IL

See Countryside student outcomes from three perspectives:

Alumni Perspective
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Parents’ Perspective
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Performance
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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

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