Josephinum Academy, Chicago: Josephinum Academy is an academically rigorous, private, Catholic, single-sex, college-preparatory school for promising young women of Chicago, consisting of Middle and Upper School. Girls from throughout Irving Park, North Center, Ravenswood and surrounding communities enjoy a first class education taught by skilled and experienced teachers. We are a multicultural, values-based community that strives to empower young women to become leaders by nurturing their talents and instilling within them a social awareness that motivates them to make a difference. We provide a faith-based, single-sex environment which encourages the study of math, science and technology, in addition to the humanities.
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Josephinum Academy is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and accredited by the North Central Association, and is an associate of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
Education Programs (For girls in grade six through to grade twelve):
- Middle School program
- Upper School program
We provide a rigorous curriculum which encourages the study of math, science and technology, in addition to the humanities.
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St. Benedict Elementary School (SBES), a Catholic educational community serving grades Pre-K-8, inspires and cultivates a balance of faith, academic excellence, and individual talents in a diverse, personalized setting. We are located on Chicago's North-Side, near Western Ave, serving Roscoe Village, Irving Park, Avondale, Lakeview, DePaul and surrounding communities.
St. Benedict Elementary School enjoys Full State of Illinois Recognition for non-public schools, as well as certification from the Office of Catholic Schools. We are a member of the National Catholic Education.
For just over 100 years, St. Benedict has provided quality education, and continues to teach and encourage Catholic traditions. Given this history, St. Benedict has proven its on-going commitment to faith-based education and community building in Chicago's North Center. The St. Benedict graduate is well rounded, dedicated to the service of others and prepared for the future.
As a community, St. Benedict Elementary School is committed to service, both to our peers and to those less fortunate. In addition, we seek to enrich the educational experience of our students through extensive extracurricular offerings.
Give your child a head-start by enrolling them in language classes with Language Stars! With 15 centers throughout the Chicagoland area, Language Stars makes learning fun. We provide full-immersion programs for children (ages 1-10) in Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian and German. Languages offered vary by location.
Our conveniently-located centers are in: Chicago - Andersonville; Chicago - Hyde Park; Chicago - Lincoln Park; Barrington; Arlington Heights; Deerfield / Lake Forest; Homewood / Flossmoor; Crystal Lake; Naperville; Park Ridge; Geneva / St. Charles; Orland Park/Palos Park; Wilmette; Hinsdale / Oakbrook and Wheaton.
Language Stars makes learning enjoyable, through an engaging mix of games, songs, puppet shows, arts & crafts, cooking projects, treasure hunts, movement and drama, all in the foreign language. Our unique FunImmersion® method is the best way for children to to enjoy learning a foreign language. We focus solely on a child's Window of Opportunity, between birth and adolescence, to absorb a foreign language naturally.
Testimonial: “All the Language Stars teachers I have experience with have been wonderful, they are excellent teachers because they always have enthusiasm for the class, they understand children and their learning pace and how the children best learn and function in a learning environment, and they pay special attention to each child; this makes the child feel important and therefore eager to learn from the teacher.”
- Julie, Language Stars parent
Language Immersion Programs for Children (ages 1-10)
Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, & German
- Parents and Tots programs for kids ages 1-3
- Language classes for kids ages 3-5 (Kids Only)
- Language classes for kids ages 5-8 (Kids Only)
- Language classes for kids ages 8-10 (Kids Only)
- Language immersion summer camps
"Progressive Education in a Nurturing Environment:"
Chicago Friends School provides an educational environment that meets children’s intellectual, social and emotional needs, nurtures relationships, and that fosters a sense of belonging, social awareness, and personal responsibility.
In our multi-age classrooms, teachers approach each child from a developmental perspective focusing on each child’s next steps. Younger children learn from the older children and older children have an opportunity to take on a leadership role and share their knowledge.
The Peoria Hebrew Day School (PHDS) in Peoria, Central Illinois, is a Jewish Day School offering Kindergarten to Grade 8 programs. We serve the Reform, Conservative, and Traditional communities of the greater Peoria area, and are open to everyone in the community regardless of religious affiliation for students.
Educating children in grades K-8 to reach their highest potential academically, spiritually, inter-personally and emotionally is our passion. Our program focuses on the whole child with an emphasis on academic excellence, values, and ethics. Our broad based curriculum is continuously evaluated by the Principal, Board and Staff to incorporate challenging new areas of study and the most modern teaching methods.
Our Curriculum includes:
- Social Studies, Reading, English, Math, Science, Art, Music and Computer Skills, Jewish Studies, Secular Studies, Holiday Activities, Lessons about the synagogue, Tzedakah, Israel, Holocaust and Kristallnacht lessons, Observances and celebration of Israeli Independence Day & more..
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, Rockford
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St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School (Pre-K-8), located in Rockford in Winnebago County in northern Illinois, is an extension of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. As we share the Church's teaching and history, we hope that our students will be strong spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Students have daily religion instruction and attend Mass weekly. Students are encouraged to participate in the Mass through music, serving, ushering and lectoring.
Our mission is to provide each student with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Faith and to provide a foundation of academic and personal skills that will be necessary to thrive as a responsible member of the school and parish communities as well as the world at large.