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St. Benedict Elementary School, Chicago:
St. Benedict Elementary School (SBES), a Catholic educational community serving grades PreK-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. For just over 100 years, St. Benedict has provided quality education, and continues to teach and encourage Catholic traditions.

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Catholic Education Programs for Pre-K through Grade 8:
St. Benedict Elementary School has a terrific professional development partnership with DePaul University, giving our teachers the opportunity to be leaders as well as life-long learners. The partnership gives our students the advantage of having DePaul's finest pre-service teachers assist in the classrooms, which lowers our already tight student-teacher ratio. Our amazing and dedicated teachers provide educational opportunities that employ the best methods.

This includes our Authentic Portfolio Assessment Program and cutting-edge technology. Students work across grade levelPhoto of Catholic Elementary & Middle School in Chicago ILs with their Faith Buddies and other mentoring programs. In addition to our core classes, students receive Spanish, Art, Computers, Music and Religion.

When the school day is over, a whole new set of opportunities await, including scouts, clubs, sports, music, Student Council and more. Simply put, there is something for everyone after school. As a community, SBES 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.

All this is provided in a safe, nurturing environment with faculty and staff committed to educating the whole child, challenging students to develop their God-given talents, honoring each other's gifts and diversity, creating a Christian community by sharing our gifts and serving the Lord and each other.

Athletics:
We strive to offer as much as we can to all the students at our school. Our kickball programs, which began at the beginning of 2007, are now offered to students in Kindergarten through to 5th grade. This is thanks to our parent volunteers who monitor 2 seperate intramural leagues. K-2 meet on Wednesdays after school for an hour and the 3-5 grades meet on Mondays after school for an hour.

We offer sports throughout the school year. Our fall sports include co-ed cross country and girls' volleyball. Our winter sports are 4th-8th grade boys and girls basktball and cheerleading for Kindergarten through to 8th grade. The sports offered in the spring are 4th-6th grade co-ed baseball, 7th and 8th grade boys baseball and 6th-8th grade girls softball, and we'll be offering 6th-8th grade boys volleyball that will not interfere with the baseball season!

Summer Camps:
We also offer fun-packed summer camps with lots of activities and learning games!

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Address: N Leavitt St, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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Allendale Association, Lake County
Courses / Programs
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving troubled teens / adolescents and children with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. We are located in Lake Villa in north-western Lake County, Illinois. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services.

Allendale serves over 700 children, youth and families annually. These children, often victims of abuse, neglect or severe mental illness, come to Allendale with the devastating experiences of failure in the classroom, misunderstanding in the home and isolation in the community. Our programs serve both male and female adolescents and kids ranging in age from eight to eighteen who are experiencing a wide variety of problems.

The more common "labels" are conduct disorder, emotional / behavioral disability, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, post traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
- Allendale Association offers a full-time on campus special education program for elementary and high school students.

- We also offer residential treatment programs for troubled teens / kids.
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, Rockford
Courses / Programs
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.
- St. Bernadette's Pre-K-8 academic program is officially recognized by the State of Illinois.

- We provide instruction in the traditional academic subjects (Math, Reading, Language / English, Phonics, Science, & Social Studies).

- In addition to these curricular areas, students are instructed in Religion, Physical Education, Music, Art, Computers and Library.
Elmhurst Academy
Courses / Programs
Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning is located in Elmhurst in DuPage County, Illinois, approximately 17 miles west of downtown Chicago. We provide professional child care services for ages 3 months through to first grade.

Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Accreditation Commission (NAC). Elmhurst Academy is the only school in Illinois to hold all three of these prestigious honors.

Elmhurst Academy of Early Learning believes that successful experiences early in life lead to a successful future. We assist our students in realizing their potential by promoting academic achievement, character development, self-reliance, self-confidence and independent thought.
Education Programs:

- Infant Program

- Toddler Program

- Preschool Prep Program

- Preschool Program

- Private Kindergarten and First Grade Program
Kingswood Academy
Courses / Programs
Kingswood Academy is an independent Catholic school located in Darien (a suburb of Chicago) in DuPage County, Illinois, serving grades PreK-3 through to 8. Kingswood Academy partners with parents to cultivate academic excellence and human virtues, inspiring each child to become a leader who lives by Christian principles. Our students come from many of the suburbs surrounding Darien. Most, if not all of our families, help each other with carpooling.

Kingswood Academy is dedicated to the academic, moral, physical, and spiritual formation of our students. We provide challenging academics through a classical curriculum in a morally sound and spiritually enriching environment. Teachers will provide a quality instructional program to all of our students. Kingswood Academy supports parents as the primary educators of their children.

Our goal is that Kingswood students become competent and responsible men and women who live by Christian principles. We adhere to the teaching of the Catholic Church and emphasize the philosophy of the laity. At Kingswood, we believe that parents are the primary educators of their own children. We are here to reinforce your beliefs and assist you in this goal.
Education programs for grades PreK-3 through to 8th Grade:

- Challenging academics are provided through a classical curriculum in a morally sound and spiritually enriching environment

- Subjects include Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Religion & Enrichment classes (Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education & Fine Motor Skills)

- Character Education program: Each month there is a school-wide virtue featured in the curriculum

Additionally: A wide range of extra-curricular activities
The Paintbrush, Chicago
Courses / Programs
The Paintbrush, opened in 2005, is a children's art studio owned by sisters Melanie and Mindy Apel in Lakeview on the North Side of Chicago, Cook County, IL. At The Paintbrush, kids do more than just paint. Starting at 18 months old, kids learn about famous artists, listen to music and create their own inspired works of art and projects inspired by the artists' styles.

The Paintbrush offers a selection of classes geared to different ages along with workshops and summer camp. Classes are ongoing, so kids can join anytime.

The mission of The Paintbrush is to introduce young children to the wonderful world of art. The main goal is to teach kids to love art and have an understanding of the artists they study and whose works inspire their own creations.
Art Classes for Children Ages 18 months to 8 years:

- Tiny Artists: 18 months - 4 years (parent / tot interaction)

- Apprentices: 3-4-years with participting parent (45 minutes)

- Little Masters: Drop-off for children ages 4-8 years (1 hour - Any class with fewer than 2 children enrolled will meet for 45 minutes)

- Drawing Class: 5 years+ (1 hour - FALL I: 6 weeks; FALL II: 9 weeks; FALL I&II Combo Pack: 15 weeks)

- Water Color Workshop: 5 years+ (1 hour - FALL I: 8 weeks)

- Summer Art Camp
Child's Play Touring Theatre
Courses / Programs
Child's Play Touring Theatre, based in Chicago, Illinois, is a private touring theatre company offering workshops, residencies, after school programs, and summer camps across the USA. Child's Play Touring Theatre travels all over the country performing stories and poems written by children. Our mission is to share, encourage and validate the creativity of children by performing original works of theatre, music, and dance adapted from literature written by young authors.

Through performances, workshops and intensive residencies, Child's Play is a touring company that has reached an audience of over 4.2 million children, teachers and parents in 38 states. We see arts as an educational tool with lifelong benefits and teach not only in the schools, but at our studio and our summer camps. Child's Play Touring Theatre is a not-for-profit organization.
- Young Author workshops
- Artists-In-Residence programs
- The Writing Our World workshop
- After school programs
- Summer camps
- Performances
- Teen classes
- Sunday “FunDay” classes