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Countryside Academy is a tuition-free, Young 5s - 12th Grade public school system serving approximately 750 students and their families in Southwest Michigan. We are located in Berrien County, three miles from Benton Harbor on a 98 acre site with a greenhouse, woods, ponds, stream and gardens. Countryside Academy's Early Learning Center at Millburg for Young 5s - 1st Grades sits on 8 acres. We utilize FARE (Food, Agriculture, Renewable Resources, and Environment) activities throughout the district.

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Child Care for Essential Workers

Executive Order 2020-16 calls upon Michigan’s ISDs to coordinate community efforts to support child care needs for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Berrien RESA, Lewis Cass ISD and Van Buren ISD are answering the call and have developed a plan in collaboration with Southwest Child Care Resources and United Way of Southwest Michigan, and in special partnership with the YMCA of Michiana.