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Independent, College Preparatory School in Elgin, Illinois

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Elgin Academy:
Elgin Academy, chartered in 1839, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school located in Elgin, a suburb approximately 40 miles north-west of Chicago. Most of Elgin lies within Kane County, with a portion in Cook County, Illinois. Elgin Academy serves preschool through to Grade 12 students from Elgin, Barrington, St. Charles, Dundee, Algonquin and approximately 35 other communities.

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Elgin Academy is dedicated to a classical curriculum, the development of high moral character and a true spirit of community. Needs-based financial aid grants to qualifying families; Merit Scholarships for qualifying students applying for 9th Grade.

Our Mission:

Elgin Academy is committed to developing the full potential of each of its students. Through a proactive partnership among faculty, parents and students in a nurturing, dynamic, challenging and diverse community, the Academy creates an environment where students may acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become intellectually engaged and confident about their place in the world.

Education Programs:

Preschool through to Grade 12 College Preparatory programs:

- Preschool program
- Pre-Kindergarten program
- Lower School program (Grades K-4)
- Middle School program (Grades 5-8)
- Upper School program (Grades 9-12)

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Address: 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL, 60120, USA
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Lincoln Park Preschool
Courses / Programs
Lincoln Park Preschool (LPP) is a private, early childhood program / day care center located on W. Belden Avenue, at Belden and Lincoln Park West in Chicago, Cook County, IL. We have another school, Lincoln Park Preparatory School, located at Germania and Clark Street – just south of North Avenue in the city. Our early childhood programs (for children ages 2 - 6 years) primary focus is the growth and well being of the child. We provide this best by having a warm, open, nurturing atmosphere that is conducive to learning.

Our school is a place where children can develop self-confidence and build a commitment to learning. They take part in discovery-based activities that are developmentally appropriate. We provide a healthy balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities.

Children are encouraged to build upon problem solving skills, as well as their creativity and socialization skills. Our teachers take into account the individuality of each child. Activities that are stimulating to the child’s imagination and creative development can then be provided.

LPP is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited and state and city licensed.
Early Childhood Programs for children ages 2-6 years:

- Programs for children ages 2-5 years at Belden location.
- Programs for children age 2 years through to Kindergarten at Germania location.
- 2, 3, and 5 day schedules
- Hours 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
- Theme based learning activities with developmentally appropriate learning in math, science, language arts, dramatic play, music, gross & fine motor, art & sensory
- Foreign language immersion program – Language Stars Spanish instruction
KC's Academy of Early Childhood Education, Chicago
Courses / Programs
For quality preschool, kindergarten, and infant / toddler programs, KC’s Academy of Early Childhood Education is the premier choice on the North Side of Chicago in Cook County. We are situated blocks from the Lakefront, conveniently located to serve our neighbors in Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Uptown. We are committed to education and providing excellent child care for your little ones.

At KC’s Academy of Early Childhood Education, we accept and embrace the fact that children construct their learning through playful interaction with objects, activities and people in their environment. We believe that these interactions result in your child’s acquisition of knowledge within their social, emotional, physical and cognitive developmental areas. This can positively influence the development of a strong educational foundation.
Education programs for children ages 2-6 years:
- Infant programs
- Toddler programs
- Preschool programs
- Kindergarten programs
- After School programs

* Opening hours 6:30 am - 6:30pm, low child-teacher ratio, emphasis on reading readiness & on building strong math & science foundation
* Bilingual programs also offered (Introduction to the English / Spanish language)
Language Classes Ad Opportunity here
Courses / Programs
• Note to parents & guardians: Unfortunately, the language program provider that previously was listed here has closed their language training business. This listing is now void, and program inquiries cannot be processed.

• Note to language class providers: - Contact us if you offer beginner to advanced level Spanish language courses to children and / or adults.

• Potential ad locations in Chicagoland, including Hyde Park; Lincoln Park; Barrington; Mt Prospect / Arlington Heights; Deerfield / Lake Forest; Naperville; Park Ridge; Geneva / St. Charles; Wilmette / Evanston; Hinsdale / Oakbrook and Glen Ellyn / Wheaton IL.

Further Language Instruction:
• French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Arabic
Full Immersion Spanish Programs:
• Parents & Tots programs for kids ages 1-3
• Spanish for kids ages 3-5 (Kids Only)
• Spanish for kids ages 5-8 (Kids Only)
• Spanish for kids ages 8-10 (Kids Only)
• Spanish for kids ages 10-12 (Kids Only)
• Private / One-on-one Spanish classes
• Spanish Immersion summer camps
British School of Chicago
Courses / Programs
British School of Chicago is located in the popular Lincoln Park area in Chicago City in Cook County, Illinois, with easy access from I-90/94 and the CTA Red Line. We offer nursery to year 12 programs consisting of a style of learning that's New World innovative and Old World refined. We approach every student's needs in a way that's as unique as they are. The student is at the centre of everything we do, and we help them build on their strengths, grow their talents and explore all the possibilities.

The unique and international style of the school has proven popular and attractive to a wide variety of American, British and international families in the Chicago metro area. The combination of three distinctive curricula, the International Primary Curriculum, the UK National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program provides a comprehensive, international programme of study which aims to equip every student with the essential skills for lifelong learning and meet individual learning needs.

Today, our enrolment comprises of approximately 485 students. British School of Chicago is accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA).
- Early Years program
- Primary School program
- Middle School program
- High School program

The British Schools of America prepares students to meet the growing challenges of a rapidly changing world. The BSA academic programme is based on:

* The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
* The UK National Curriculum
* The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
Adirondack Learning Academy - Accredited Homeschool Online Programs
Courses / Programs
• Enroll in an accredited online homeschool course from Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA), and give your child or teenager the opportunity to benefit from quality online education from the comfort of their own home in Illinois and throughout the U.S

• We deliver comprehensive, NCAA-approved study-at-home academic programs to kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students. 

• A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program, and an official transcript that states that they have completed the requirements for graduation in their state.

• We provide anytime online access to our online courses. Tailored to appeal to today’s web-savvy kids, this makes studying convenient for all schedules.

• Our staff is skilled at easing the transition from high school to college. We have experience in what it takes to get you accepted at the college of your choice.

ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online K-12 Homeschool Programs:
For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

• Core courses, electives & and career-technical courses
• College entrance assistance
• Advanced Placement (AP) classes
• Individualized curriculum with each student assigned a personal learning coach
• Programs for students with special needs

A homeschool diploma is awarded to high school seniors on successful completion of the program
Sonshine Christian Preschool
Courses / Programs
A Ministry of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sonshine Christian Preschool offers half day preschool programs for children ages 3-5.

Our school is situated in Dundee, Kane County IL, 45 miles north-east of Chicago.

The philosophy of Sonshine Christian Preschool is to provide children with a developmentally appropriate and positive learning environment that is Christian based.
Half-day Preschool Programs for Children ages 3-5:

3 year old morning class:
- Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am-11:30am

3 year old afternoon class
- Fridays 12:30pm-3:00pm

4 year old morning class:
- Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am-11:30am

4-5 year old afternoon Pre-Kindergarten
- Monday-Thursday12:30pm-3:00pm