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Kingswood Academy:
Kingswood Academy is 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.

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Education Programs:
Education programs for grades PreK-3 through to 8th Grade:

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

Our Curriculum:
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. We hope that you will be very involved with your child’s education.  Your help is necessary for your child to reach his or her fullest potential. The curriculum overview should help you work with your children and make it easier to talk with the teacher about their progress.

Virtue-Based Character Education:
Virtues are good habits, acquired through practice and effort. A key aspect of Kingswood’s philosophy is helping our students grow in virtue: to be the best persons they can be.  Natural virtues empower an individual to become a more complete person. It is the growth in virtue that leads to the development of competent, responsible, considerate and committed people.

How our Character Education Program works:

* Each month there is a school-wide virtue featured in the curriculum
* Each grade has a pertinent sub-virtue that is level appropriate on which they focus
* These virtues are then incorporated into the daily curriculum and discussed during homeroom

We provide:
* Catholic faith instruction and formation
* Challenging curriculum following the core knowledge sequence
* Small class size
* Individualized attention
* Virtue-based character education
* Parent education and support
* Community service projects

Additionally:  A wide range of extra-curricular activities are available. Kingswood Academy strives to form the whole child. Our well-rounded curriculum includes art, music, band, physical education, and sports.

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Address: 133 Plainfield Road, Darien, 60561, DuPage County, Illinois , USA
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