About the Host Site: Countryside Montessori School
Countryside Montessori School, founded in 1967 by Frank and Annette Kulle, was a fully recognized AMI school for over thirty years. All teachers in the school hold AMI diplomas for the ages they teach. Countryside serves children from infancy through middle school.
It is situated on just under four acres with two buildings.
The classrooms at Countryside Montessori are beautifully decorated with particular attention to detail. Educators from around the world come to gain inspiration from these exquisitely appointed classrooms.
Countryside Montessori has been a pioneer school integrating physical education, music, art and foreign language instruction into the formal school day within the framework authentic Montessori methodology. In addition CMS has successfully developed a model for an All Year Montessori classroom which is also consistent with Montessori pedagogy.
Countryside’s staff members have an average tenure at Countryside of 13 years, with 5 teachers who have been at the school for 20 years. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) for over 20 years and is an NAIS member school.