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Northside Catholic Academy:
Northside Catholic Academy (NCA) is the official, Catholic parish school of six Catholic parishes in three Northside Chicago neighborhoods in Cook County, IL: Andersonville, Edgewater and Rogers Park. Northside Catholic Academy has two campuses which are both located in the Edgewater neighborhood, approximately 7 miles north of the Loop. Our Primary School Campus (PreK-5) is located at 6216 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60660, and our Middle School Campus (6-8 and PreK), 5525 N. Magnolia, Chicago, IL 60640. We have an outstanding retention rate - 97% of our Kindergarten through to 8th graders continued on at NCA from last year.

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Photo of Private Primary & Middle Schools in Chicago, IllinoisEducation Programs:
-  Primary School program: (PreK- Grade 5)
- Middle School program: (Grades 6-8)

* Programs include:  Language Arts, Spanish, French, Everyday Math, Computer Technology, Athletics, Music, Art, Religious Education, Science Lab, Band, Strings, Advanced Literature, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Whiz Kids, Reading Specialist, Tutoring

Curriculum:
Schoolwide learning expectations in each content area unite the Northside Catholic Academy curriculum. This means that at graduation, students will have received instruction, experienced activities, and demonstrated competencies in each of the schoolwide goals. Each grade level’s curricular outline delineates specific, age appropriate skills that ultimately lead to the achievement of the major outcomes. As a result, at every grade level students work in a progressive manner to acquire knowledge and learn skills which are inter-related and which build upon one another.

At NCA, students study five major content areas at every grade level. These are Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Special classes in Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, Computer Technology, and Spanish Language are also offered in many grade levels.

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Latin School of Chicago
Courses / Programs
Latin School of Chicago located adjacent to Lincoln Park on the North Side is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in junior kindergarten through to grade twelve. Latin is the oldest independent school in the city of Chicago. The school was designed to provide students with a rigorous college-preparatory education in the classical tradition, with a curriculum that was heavily influenced by classical studies and the study of the Greek and Latin languages, hence the name “Latin School." Latin is still taught at the school today and is offered from sixth-grade onwards.

This academic load is balanced by a wide array of outside opportunities to play sports; be in the Middle School play; participate on a competitive math, science, or chess team; work on the student newspaper; perform in the band or chorus; be a member of student government; do community service; or participate in any number of other activities.

Latin School of Chicago is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
- Kindergarten Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
- Upper School Program

* Each student takes a core set of courses in mathematics, English, science, social studies, fine arts and physical and affective education.

* Older students then may choose to continue with their Latin study or begin another language: French, Spanish, or Chinese. Computer and technology skills are taught throughout the Middle and Upper School years.
St. John Berchmans School
Courses / Programs
St. John Berchmans is located on historic Logan Boulevard in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. We are just seconds from the Kennedy Expressway, ten minutes from downtown Chicago, and easily accessible by public transportation. Our philosophy is to encompass all facets of Christian living in the education of the whole child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical.

We strive to build a sense of self-esteem, confidence and love of learning. We value and respect the cultural and academic diversity of the school community. Our students Terra Nova test scores consistently exceed the Archdiocese averages across the board. All our classrooms have computers with internet access. Our graduates have gone on to some of the state's best high schools and Ivy league colleges. Your child's academic success starts here.
- 3 and 4 year old NAEYC accredited preschool program

- Kindergarten through to Eighth Grade program

* Subjects include: Reading, Social Studies, Science, Computer Science, Math, Spanish, Physical Education, Music, Religion.

* After school programs include Drama, Art, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading and Book clubs.
Joliet Catholic Academy
Courses / Programs
Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) is a co-educational Catholic college preparatory high school located in Joliet in Will and Kendall Counties, Illinois, approximately 40 miles south-west of Chicago. We are co-sponsored by the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and the Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Academic excellence is one of the hallmarks of Joliet Catholic Academy; students are well prepared to attend the college of their choice after moving through our education programs.

Our diverse curriculum helps students to achieve their maximum intellectual potential, through three academic programs: College Prep, Upper College Prep and Honors / Accelerated. Each year, we have a 100% graduation rate. With an enrollment over 750 and a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, personal and individualized attention is afforded to students.

JCA has graduated over 21,000 alumni in the US and abroad. Professional excellence is a hallmark on all levels with over 50% of the faculty holding a Master's degree and beyond.

JCA is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, and a member of the East Suburban Catholic Conference.
Academic Programs:

- College Prep program
- Upper College Prep program
- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated program
- Learning Resource program

- Honors Program: The intent of the Honors Program is to challenge academically gifted and talented students and provide them with a rigorous program to meet their needs.

- Advanced Placement & Honors / Accelerated Program: Courses are offered in English IV, U.S. Government, Calculus, Biology, European History, U.S. History, and Chemistry.
Delphi Academy of Chicago
Courses / Programs
Delphi Academy of Chicago is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school that offers a preschool through to eighth grade program. The campus is located in Lombard, a suburb just 30 miles west of Chicago. Delphi Academy of Chicago is one of several schools in the Delphi Schools Network, a group of independent schools sharing uniquely developed curriculum and teaching methods. Children may be enrolled as soon as potty trained. Academics focus on providing students with a solid grounding in the basics, a rich and challenging hands-on curriculum, and the ability to study purposefully and independently.

The Delphi program includes a fully rounded curriculum available for all age levels. Even the very youngest students are exposed to basic concepts of science, history and the various humanities. In addition to traditional academic subjects, students get training in practical areas such as communication, manners, computers, nutrition and organization. Ethics, logic and research, often considered advanced topics, are not only offered but are begun early on.
Education Programs:

- Lower School Program

- Elementary Program

- Middle School Program

- Music and Arts Program

- Athletics Program

- Summer Camps Program
Alpine Academy of Rockford
Courses / Programs
Alpine Academy of Rockford, located in Rockford in Winnebago County in northern Illinois, is a private, Christian grade school, serving students from preschool (3 years) to 6th grade. Our students test 1 - 4 grades higher than the national average. Alpine Academy was founded on the ideal that children who are enriched spiritually and academically have a dedication to lifelong learning and are well prepared for their journey towards a successful adulthood.

With small classes, our students are provided with the individualized attention, they need to achieve their academic and spiritual potential. A strong curriculum in reading, mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and religion prepares the child for the demands of middle and high school. In addition to the core curriculum, each child receives weekly classes in computer technology, physical education, music, art and Spanish.
- Preschool program

- Kindergarten - 6th Grade program

- Extended Care program

Subjects include: Spanish, Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, Computer Technology, Science & Religion
Westlake Christian Academy, Lake County
Courses / Programs
Located in Grayslake, a northern suburb of Chicago in Lake County, IL, Westlake Christian Academy (WCA) is approximately 40 miles north of Chicago’s downtown, 14 miles west of Lake Michigan, and 15 miles south of the Wisconsin border. Westlake Christian Academy is a non-denominational private school for Pre-Kindergarten through to 12th grade students, within a convenient commute from Zion, Wadsworth, Waukegan, North Chicago, Gurnee, Round Lake, Lake Villa, Mundelein, & Libertyville.

The Academy seeks to provide a well-rounded education which includes scholastics, athletics, the arts, and community service in a nondenominational, evangelical context. In a personal and prayerful manner, WCA intends to educate children in partnership with home and church, striving to be a school "where faith and intellect have the freedom to mature together, at the same time, in the same place."

If you are searching for a school committed to an academically strong Christian education, we invite you to check out our academy. We are confident that you will be pleased by what you find. Westlake Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
- Preschool program
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary School program
- Junior High School program
- Senior High School program
- Fine Arts program
- Athletics program

* The Kindergarten academic emphasis includes number concepts, reading readiness, socialization and motor development.
* We provide a rigorous curriculum covering Math, Literature and Composition, Science, World Geography, American History, Spanish and Physical Education.