ROCKFORD’S PREMIERE PRIVATE SCHOOL

PRESCHOOL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to Keith Country Day School where we uniquely combine the academics of the only nationally ranked, independent college-preparatory school for preschool age 3 through 12th grade with the most inclusive and friendly private school atmosphere in the region.
Keith School 100 Years

The #1 Ranked College-Preparatory School in the Region

We’re honored Keith School was again named the #1 private school in the Rockford area and received an A+ rating by Niche, an independent agency which combines rigorous analysis with authenticated reviews to highlight the best places to live and go to school. We’re even more proud of the educational achievements and family atmosphere we offer to our students every day.

We prepare our students for success in college and life beyond their formal education. We inspire them to explore and celebrate their unique abilities through an abundance of enrichment programs and opportunities – from individual and team sports to strong music and theater/arts programs to more than 35 leadership, academic and special interest organizations. In addition to a strong liberal arts curriculum, Keith emphasizes real-world experiences through signature programs, such as senior projects, leadership opportunities, and global awareness. Core values of trust, respect, and kindness permeate all school experiences.

Keith Leadership Team

We are pleased to announce that Charo Chaney and Ashleigh Van Thiel have been selected as Head of School Co-Leads at Keith. Both individuals are well-qualified, highly experienced and passionate about Keith School. Together, their vision and leadership will enhance our students’ education, positively impact teacher development and ensure the continued stability of our school. Mrs. Van Thiel will begin her role at Keith immediately and Mrs. Chaney will join us on Monday, July 1st.

CHARO CHANEY
Head of School Co-Lead

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ASHLEIGH VAN THIEL
Head of School Co-Lead

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Cougar Pride

OUR NUMBERS SAY IT ALL

80
of Keith School's graduating seniors were accepted into their first college of choice.
2,000,000
in merit-based scholarships were offered to Keith School graduates in 2019.
50
of Keith School Students receive a discount through financial aid or scholarships

Students at every level, from preschool (3-year-olds) to grade 12, give back to the community in hundreds of ways, both big and small – from collecting books for underprivileged children, to participating in Amnesty International, to raising money for breast cancer.

The school’s diversity percentage ranks higher than other private schools within a 20-mile radius.

At Keith, our students develop confidence and independence, which provides a strong foundation to flourish in a world well beyond our beautiful campus.

Join us for a campus tour and you will quickly find out: At Keith, you are family.

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