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The South Side School, Chicago:
The South Side School is an affordable independent elementary school with a Waldorf-inspired curriculum near Chicago's Loop in the vibrant urban environment of East Pilsen and we are happy to serve Lower West Side, Pilsen and South Side communities. We draw on an 90-year-old teaching tradition that engages the "whole child" - intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically - in time with the natural developmental stages of childhood. We are focused not simply on the college your child will attend, but rather the person your child will become: curious, compassionate, self-reliant. We are a new elementary school in Chicago, whose curriculum is inspired by Waldorf education.

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Waldorf-Inspired Education & Curriculum:
The South Side School brings affordable, Waldorf-inspired elementary education to the near south side of Chicago. Our curriculum, focused on engaging the whole child, integrates practical skills, artistic experience, and academic discipline.The uniqueness in a Waldorf education can be found mainly in how and when the students are taught-not in what they are taught. First comes the experience of the subject and from this experience comes the understanding of the concept. This genuine learning process, from perception to feeling to idea, Photo of Private Elementary School in Chicagois the basis for later abstract and intellectual learning. We teach our children in the deepest manner possible, allowing lessons to become fully incorporated into the individual.

Waldorf education strives to educate the full range of human potentialities within children. In a Waldorf school the practical and artistic subjects play as important a role as the full range of traditional subjects that the school offers. All students learn to read and to write clearly as well as focusing on their handwriting and cursive writing. They learn math, science, geography, literature and two foreign languages. All students are taught singing, a musical instrument, drawing, painting, woodworking, and hand crafts. Children garden and have extended outdoor time as well as movement classes.

Waldorf education understands, celebrates and supports the very important role of the teacher in a student's life. Ideally a teacher stays with his or her class from Grade One through Grade Eight providing extraordinary continuity in curriculum. Remaining with one class for eight years allows the teacher time to gain valuable insight into each child, to fully understand and appreciate the gifts and challenges each child brings to the classroom.

- History and Literature:

* Fairy tales (Grimm, Asbjornsen and Moe)
* Nature stories

- English and Grammar:
* Pictorial introduction to the alphabet
* Writing simple words and sentences
* Reading approached through writing
* Word families
* Oral poetry, tongue twisters and alliterative verses
* Oral recitation

- Math:

* Four operations (0-24)
* Multiplication tables through movement and recitation
* Qualities of numbers
* Counting to 100
* Roman numerals
* Rhythmic patterns
* Number sequences and relationships
* Odds and evens
* Word problems
* Mental arithmetic

- Natural Science:
* Introduction to nature through stories
* Experience of the natural world through observation and exploration
* Cooking
* Gardening

- Foreign Language:
* Mandarin Chinese
* Spanish

- Fine Arts:
* Drawing (curves, lines, patterns, letters)
* Watercolor painting (wet painting with primary colors)
* Beeswax modeling (scenes from fairy tales)

- Handwork:

* Knitting (with two needles to make a scarf, hat or flute bag)

- Music:
* Pentatonic flute
* Singing (all songs in pentatonic scalImage of Private Elementary School in Chicagoe)
* Lyre

- Physical Education:

* Eurythmy
* Games
* Extended outdoor play

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- Junior Kindergarten programs starting from age 3 years
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Westlake Christian Academy, Lake County
Courses / Programs
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- Fine Arts program
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Smart Love Preschool
Courses / Programs
Located in North Side Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, near Irving Park and the Lake, Smart Love Preschool offers a play-based curriculum within an eco-friendly environment as five day or half day (morning and afternoon) care programs for toddlers and children of 3-5 years. Families from Lakeview, Ravenswood, Irving Park, Avondale and surrounding Northside communities can be sure of the strength of our Smart Love philosophy which has been successfully applied by trained professionals in a broad range of settings for over three decades.

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The Stage School
Courses / Programs
The Stage School is a part time performing arts school for children ages 4-16. Our classes for kids and teens are held in Park Ridge IL, 20 minutes north-west of Downtown Chicago.

The Stage School nurtures your child’s potential as they experience fun activities in drama classes, dance classes, and singing classes every Saturday.

In our classes, students will develop the core fundamentals of acting, singing, and dance. All students receive top quality, personalized instruction in all three disciplines.

Our classes consist of a variety of fun and engaging activities which help kids succeed both on and off the stage.

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Part-time Performing Arts Classes for children ages 4-16:

The Premier Program (Ages 4-6 years)
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The Company Classes (Ages 6-16 years)
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Holy Angels Catholic School
Courses / Programs
Holy Angels Catholic School is a private elementary school located in Aurora within Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will counties, offering pre-school through to eighth grade education programs. We are a community of priests, educators and parents dedicated to providing a combination of religious and academic excellence.

In addition to basic academic subjects, Holy Angels offers other educational opportunities, including computer classes in grades K-8 and accelerated math classes in grades 6-8. The school, with an enrollment of over 600 students, is the largest Catholic school in the Rockford diocese.

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Education Programs from Pre-school through 8th Grade (K-8):

- As well as basic academic subjects, we offer computer classes (K-8) and accelerated math classes (6-8)

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- Remedial classes
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- Athletic programs
- Extended care program
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Northside Catholic Academy
Courses / Programs
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- Primary School program: (PreK- Grade 5)

- Middle School program: (Grades 6-8)

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