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Morgan Park Academy, Chicago:
Founded in 1873, Morgan Park Academy (MPA) is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school dedicated to preparing students for college and inspiring them to strive for excellence and realize their full potential, both academically and as individuals. We are located in the Morgan Park residential area of Chicago in Cook County. Families come to MPA from communities throughout Chicago, the southern and western suburbs in Cook, DuPage, Kankakee, and Will counties, as well as northwest Indiana. Our highly motivated faculty is complemented by a stimulating, time-tested curriculum. We have some of the smallest class sizes among the top schools in Illinois.

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Academics:
Morgan Park Academy provides a continuous education from Preschool through 12th grade. While many of our students join us somewhere in the middle of our thirteen-year program, all students benefit from the open communication between our teachers and the sequential academic plan that develops our students intellectually, socially and physically, throughout their academic career.

Lower School Program
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The Lower School's goals are to develop and foster a positive self-image, master basic educational skills and academic habits, and to balance intellectual, creative and physical growth, all to help students develop a lifelong love of learning.

Emphasis is placed on linking reading and writing, promoting an understanding of math concepts, and using science and social studies to expand the child's perception of his or her Photo of Private School in Chicago, Illinoisenvironment.

Middle School Program:
This is when our students apply the skills and habits learned within the nurturing environment of our Lower School to develop the independent talents that will carry them into and through high school and college.

The Middle School employs an advisory program. Each student chooses a faculty advisor with whom they regularly meet to discuss academic and other issues. This program, added to ongoing studies, arts, sports and community interests, round out the personalized curriculum and helps determine strengths and interests.

Upper School Program:
The Upper School is the culmination of college preparation at Morgan Park Academy. Courses are taught at three levels: college preparatory, honors and advanced placement (AP). Learning is authentic and engaging. The dialogues and interchanges between the faculty and students, all set against an ivy-league style campus, are true hallmarks of MPA.

Step into any classroom and listen. Discuss aImage of Private School in Chicago, Illinoisny subject with any one of our high school students. In these moments you will hear and learn what sets MPA apart. Our high school students are, quite simply, some of the most engaging, most interesting people you will ever meet. It's no wonder MPA's SAT and placement rate are the envy of Chicago high schools, and why more than 80 top-name colleges visit our campus each year.

After & Before Care (ABC) Program Program
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The After and Before Care Program (ABC), is an extended day care program that services Preschool thru Middle School students during non-school hours. This program is provided as a service to parents and is staffed by MPA faculty and other qualified persons. The approximate pupil-teacher ratio is 10:1 for PK and K, and 15:1 for Lower School and Middle School.

Athletics Program:
Interscholastic sports are an integral part of the total program at MPA. We believe that each student is a valued individual with Photos of Morgan Park Academy, Chicagounique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. MPA prides itself on teaching the whole child. We offer many choices for our athletes here at MPA.

Fall sports offered to our students in high school are: boys’ soccer, boys’ golf, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. For students in the middle school we offer: boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball. Winter sports for high school are: boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, cheerleading and co-ed club bowling. Middle school winter sports offered are: boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball. Spring sports for high school are: boys’ baseball, boys’ tennis, girls’ softball and girls’ soccer. Middle school spring sports are: boys’ baseball, girls’ softball and girls’ soccer.

Wellness Program:
The Wellness Program at MPA is organized around the concept of "wellness": Taking an educational and preventative approach to building skills to enhance the academic, social and emotional growth of all students.

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Lincoln Park Preschool
Courses / Programs
Lincoln Park Preschool (LPP) is a private, early childhood program / day care center located on W. Belden Avenue, at Belden and Lincoln Park West in Chicago, Cook County, IL. We have another school, Lincoln Park Preparatory School, located at Germania and Clark Street – just south of North Avenue in the city. Our early childhood programs (for children ages 2 - 6 years) primary focus is the growth and well being of the child. We provide this best by having a warm, open, nurturing atmosphere that is conducive to learning.

Our school is a place where children can develop self-confidence and build a commitment to learning. They take part in discovery-based activities that are developmentally appropriate. We provide a healthy balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities.

Children are encouraged to build upon problem solving skills, as well as their creativity and socialization skills. Our teachers take into account the individuality of each child. Activities that are stimulating to the child’s imagination and creative development can then be provided.

LPP is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited and state and city licensed.
Early Childhood Programs for children ages 2-6 years:

- Programs for children ages 2-5 years at Belden location.
- Programs for children age 2 years through to Kindergarten at Germania location.
- 2, 3, and 5 day schedules
- Hours 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday
- Theme based learning activities with developmentally appropriate learning in math, science, language arts, dramatic play, music, gross & fine motor, art & sensory
- Foreign language immersion program – Language Stars Spanish instruction
The South Side School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
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. 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, is 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.
- Elementary School program
- Lower School program
- Middle School program

* Our curriculum includes Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Spanish, Chinese, Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Music, Movement, Handwork and Outdoor play.
* In the Waldorf tradition, we intend for our classroom teacher to remain with the class until the children reach 8th grade.
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
Parliament Tutors | Private Tutoring, Test Prep & Admissions
Courses / Programs
Parliament Tutors is dedicated to bringing students the most customized learning experiences from the most highly qualified tutors. We have private tutors based throughout Chicago, Illinois, offering academic tutoring and test preparation for students of all ages and academic backgrounds trying to reach their highest potential grades and target scores. We cater for K-8, high school and college / university students.

While our private tutoring and test prep philosophy stresses the importance of independent study and practice, Parliament's Chicago tutors are equipped with the most effective learning strategies and highest level of knowledge in their fields. In addition to our private tutoring, we offer summer crash courses for various standardized exams.
- K-8 tutoring for Math, Science, English, Social Studies & Foreign Languages
- High school tutoring for Math, Science, English, Social Studies & Foreign Languages
- College course help
- College Prep Tutoring for PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT II & AP exams
- Postgraduate Prep Tutoring for GRE, GMAT, MCAT & LSAT exams
- TOEFL test preparation
- Language lessons including Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese and more
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
Jolly Fun House Playschool, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Jolly Fun House Playschools cater for kids ages 6 weeks to 5 years through our Infant program, Toddler / Two Years program, Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten program, and more. We have three locations in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago City, Norridge and Prospect Heights). Our facility in Chicago enjoys a central location serving Irving Park, Albany Park, Avondale, Hermosa and Belmont communities. Our students achieve great results. Strong academic performance on standardized tests, on average, place our students in the top percentiles nationally.

Since 1942, the JFH Educational Academy has provided the highest standard of care and educational opportunity for children from infants through to preschool and the early grades. At JFH, our past, present and future commitment is to provide the highest standard of care and education that has been the hallmark of this family-owned and operated business.

Jolly Fun House Playschool is accredited by the National Childcare Association (NCCA) and National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission (NECPA).
- Infant Program
- Toddler Program / Two Years Program
- Preschool Program / Pre-Kindergarten Program
- Kindergarten Program
- Before and After School Programs

- All of our programs include Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies, Spanish (grade school), Computer Access and Training and Science Experiments (4 year-olds through grade 6).

- Activities include art, music and sports in our large gymnasium.

- We also offer Day Camps and Holiday Vacation Play Clubs.