Countryside follows the Montessori model established by Maria Montessori. All teachers hold diplomas granted by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).
Countryside is also accredited by ISACS, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, which involves review and oversight of our governance, administration, finance, curriculum, and programming. Requirements for full accreditation status from ISACS can be found through this link: ISACS Requirements.
Countryside is also a member of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools.
The school is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education.
See our Annual Report 2013-14.