Programs & Curriculum Overview
Countryside endeavors to teach more than just the 3 traditional Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. There are 3 additional Rs that we consider to be a critical part of education: Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness. Equipped with these character qualities, a child can better use academic skills for positive change and is better able to handle the joys and challenges of adult life.
It Takes a Community for Character to Grow
Countryside’s mission of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness helps children thrive in their development, from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary school students, to middle schoolers.
Following authentic Montessori practice, our classes are mixed-aged, which is the ideal setting for peer teaching, role modeling, honing leadership, and building a strong sense of community.
16 months – 3 years
Pre-K / Kindergarten:
3 – 6 years
6 – 12 years
12 – 14 years
- Creative writing
- Everyday living skills
- Sensory awareness
- Physical education
Everything in the classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children. There is no limit to what children can learn, and they are able to advance through the curriculum as quickly as they are ready, without being limited by the progress of their peers.
Countryside’s traditional materials have been researched and developed during decades of classroom use. Our teachers take great care in preparing the environment: materials are arranged sequentially, children have comfortable work space, and there is freedom of physical movement.