Intercultural Montessori Language School 301 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 Intercultural Montessori Language School is an immersion school for pre-school and elementary school-age students. Dual…More language programs are available in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. This school offers before and after-school programs, as well as a summer language immersion camp. Pre-school, lower elementary and upper elementary programs are available. The elementary program covers language arts, science, history, ecology, geography and art with a curriculum in both languages. The pre-school program focuses on motor coordination, perceptual skills, language skills and pre-reading concepts. There is an additional location for this institution in Chicago's West Loop.
Lincoln School 511 Park Ave, River Forest, IL60305 This River Forest elementary school is located adjacent to the River Forest Public Schools District 90 offices. The…More school, which underwent renovations in summer 2010, serves grades kindergarten through fourth and boasts a dedicated faculty and staff to serve the students, who learn the traditional subjects of study and have a number of extra curricular options. District 90 officials strive to implement an educational initiative at the school that includes a "structured language arts approach, support for student needs, extra help, enrichment activities," and "hand-on science instruction."
Abraham Lincoln School 1111 S Grove Ave, Oak Park, IL60304 Abraham Lincoln School's educators work hard to incorporate District 97's mission to offer students an education that…More promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to meet student's needs. At Lincoln, school officials offer all kinds of inclusive activities, like the Global Virtual Classroom, Olympic Day and the all school dance.
Founded in 1918, Trinity High School is billed as the area's premier Catholic college-prep school and a decades-old…More institution that prepares local young women "intellectually, spiritually, socially and morally."
School leaders are committed to continuing the school's sterling academic track record, which boasts that 100 percent of graduates go on to higher education. Trinity also includes the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for gifted students.
In addition to the school's academic curriculum, Trinity offers an abundance of extracurricular activities, from community-service missions and liturgical celebrations to art clubs and sports teams.
Percy Julian Middle School 420 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 Named after famous chemist and Oak Park resident Percy Lavon Julian, this Oak Park middle school serves local students…More in sixth through eighth grade. Julian is one of two middle schools in Oak Park. Students from Beye, Irving, Longfellow, & Mann elementary schools attend middle school here. School leaders say they're committed to offering their adolescent students an educational foundation that includes "knowledge, creativity, fitness, self-esteem and respect for others." The curriculum includes traditional subjects of study, including language arts, physical education, consumer science, visual arts, music, health and technology. There's also a wealth of extra curricular activities available for Julian students.
Founded in 1929, Fenwick High School "has stood for the full and harmonious development of its students according to…More their capacity."
Today the school takes students from 114 parishes, 150 elementary schools and about 65 communities across the area.
School officials boast of the school's academic record — Fenwick students have claimed state and national recognition in a number of academic areas — and the prowess of its athletic teams, which have earned myriad sectional and state championships.
Hundreds of Fenwick students have earned Presidential Awards, have been named Illinois State Scholars or were considered National Merit semifinalists.
A stat sheet provided by the school shows that graduating students are accepted into colleges and universities at a rate of 100 percent.
According to its website, the school's educational philosophy stems from the following: "importance of the human person, the Catholic tradition, the Dominican heritage, and the liberal arts curriculum."
A nondenominational nonprofit organization, Pilgrim Community Nursery School is located across the street from Oak…More Park River Forest High School and provides programs for children two to six years old with an emphasis on diversity and the importance of early childhood education.
Children take field trips to the public library, play with educational materials and snack on fruit juice and crackers. The school's teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of each child's self expression, creating a tolerant play environment, and positive reinforcement.
As with all District 97 schools, the mission of Whittier School's educators is to incorporate an education that…More promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities.
From pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education.
Whittier parents and faculty are also committed to strong lines of communication through newsletters and an active PTO.
As with all District 97 schools, the mission of educators at Holmes School — named after former Supreme Court…More Justice and First Amendment advocate Oliver Wendell Holmes — is to incorporate an education that promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities.
From kindergarten through fifth grade, students here learn through a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning that it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education.
Washington Irving School 1125 S Cuyler Ave, Oak Park, IL60304 Named after American essayist Washington Irving, this south Oak Park elementary school tries to incorporate an education…More that promotes an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures and communities. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students learn a curriculum that school officials say is always "under construction" — meaning it's tweaked and renewed to offer students the best possible education. As with all District 97 schools, Washington Irving offers strong lines of communication between parents, students and faculty.
"Be respectful. Be responsible. Be powerful with peace."
That's the message school leaders deliver to the…More 600-plus students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, which takes students from Hatch, Holmes, Lincoln and Whittier elementary schools.
Through a rich curriculum packed with classes in traditional study areas — as well as art and music education — teachers here are committed to closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.