Student Outcomes

Parent Perspective

When parents are making the decision about where their children will attend school, their most trusted source for information is usually other parents.

  • Is a school what it seems to be?
  • Does it offer the experience it suggests on its website and during the interview?
  • How to students do when they transition?
  • Is the investment worth it?
  • Why would I choose an independent school when I live in an area with such well regarded public schools?

See what current and former CMS parents have to say about their experiences at Countryside.



Tom & Andrea Hawes

Wilmette, IL Managing Director, Sandbox Industries    We struggled with the decision to move our children from our local public school to a more [...]

Bobbi Ann Fulk

Des Plaines, IL   At the end of sixth grade, Renata was starting to develop a good sense of who she wanted to [...]

Jamie Thorsen

Winnetka, IL Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products and China Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets   Dear Wendy,   Yesterday I met with all [...]

Linda Horwitz

Northbrook, IL Co-Owner, Be.Ology   Our daughter, Madison (Maddi), is in 8th grade at CMS.  Maddi had been in the public school setting [...]

Pam & Eric Myers

Highland Park, IL Developmental Therapist, LEEP Forward Inc Principal, Avison Young   Our decision to move our children from public school to Countryside [...]

Linda Murakishi Whitted

Northbrook, IL Of Counsel, Whitted, Takiff & Hansen,   When our children entered CMS as toddlers, we were looking for a school where [...]