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North Park Elementary, Chicago: In 1980, North Park Elementary was established to create an affordable alternative for parents who wanted to provide top quality kindergarten through eighth grade elementary school education within the City of Chicago. A group of founding parents in the North Park neighborhood banded together to create the fledgling school with hope, high expectations and a great deal of hard work. Given our convenient Northside location, we typically serve families on the north side of Chicago, from Lake View, North Center, Lincoln Square, Old Irving Park - even Evanston.
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Our challenging, well rounded curriculum combines the best elements of traditional instruction with the whole child approach to ensure each child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. North Park Elementary is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), the Illinois Board of Education (ISBE) and Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS).
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary program
- Lower School program
- Middle School program
- Athletics program
We emphasize a strong academic curriculum integrating the fine arts. We are committed to teaching basic education skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social science and critical thinking, using the best of contemporary and traditional techniques.
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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.
The Einstein Academy is a school for academically talented students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through to High School located in Elgin, a suburb approximately 40 miles north-west of Chicago in Kane County in north-eastern Illinois, close to Naperville and Aurora (One block south of I-90 and Route 31 on Davis Road in Elgin). Our accelerated curriculum is taught one year in advance, but our children our encouraged to learn at the level that most challenges their minds.
Our founder, Cathryn Ilani, realized an unfulfilled demand for a school that was able to provide an exceptional education for advanced students as well as being well-rounded and affordable. Co-operation between parents, students and teachers is the foundation of The Einstein Academy. Our students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Our goal at The Einstein Academy is to uphold a standard of excellence in creating an environment that is creative and engaging to all students, making them enthusiastic and life long learners. In order to achieve an optimal academic environment, testing is required, as well as a teacher referral and a personal interview with our Program Co-ordinator.
- Pre-Kindergarten program
- Kindergarten program
- Education programs for 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade & 8th Grade
- High School program
* In addition to our standard curriculum, Latin is part of our daily routine, as well as our weekly specials of physical education, life skills, drama, art and music. Computer class is also taught once a week.
Cosmic Montessori Community is a Montessori school located in Aurora, which is within Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will counties, and part of the Chicago metropolitan area (35 miles west of Chicago, Illinois). Cosmic Montessori Community provides educational and childcare programs to children aged 0 - 6 years. Our preschool caters to children between 3 - 6 years of age and we offer programs for infants and toddlers as well as prenatal classes for parents.
Cosmic Montessori Community provides a full range of resources to help families prepare for a new child and for the education of young children. Our campus is an ideal place for exploration, constructive experiences, movement, discovery, communication, and friendship.
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.
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.
The British School of Chicago (BSC), located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, is a co-educational, college preparatory, accredited day school offering Nursery School to Year 13 (Pre-K to Grade 12) programs. There are over twenty nationalities represented at the school with the majority being British and American.
All BSC teachers are recruited from the United Kingdom or international schools worldwide, and are of the highest calibre. Every teacher is experienced in the National Curriculum (England) and has a variety of academic specialist skills. All teachers at the BSC take part in a continuous programme called In Service Training (INSET).
The British School of Chicago is accredited by Fieldwork Education as a Learning-Focused School; the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA); and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The British School of Chicago is also accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
- Nursery & Reception (Pre-school & Junior Kindergarten)
- Year 1 & Year 2 (Kindergarten & Year 1)
- Year 3 to Year 6 (Grade 2 to Grade 5)
- Year 7 to Year 9 (Grade 6 to Grade 8)
- Year 10 - Year 13 (Grade 9 to Grade 12)
Our academic program is based on:
- The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
- The UK National Curriculum
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
- The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)