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Private School Guide ZA 012518

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12 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity educates the whole child Rooted in a Catholic value system, the School of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity (FHC) offers a superior academic education for children, beginning with our Mom and Tots program (12 months/ walking-3 years); Early Education program (Prekindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten); Elementary School and Junior High School. Educating children since 1939, FHC, a 2014 national Blue Ribbon School, has developed progressively through the years while preserving its deep-rooted traditions of faith and family under one roof. More than just a school, FHC is a community for North Shore families—where faculty and staff partner with parents to encourage children spiritually and academically. Examples of this nurturing are highlighted by way of our ‘house system’ and Learning Lab. Please see educates, 18 The Goddard School offers families different educational options For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Its classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children 6 weeks - 6 years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. From infants to toddlers, preschoolers to kindergarteners, highly trained teachers lead each child to reach developmental milestones, preparing the children for social and academic success. At The Goddard School, the on-site owners, Andrew and Mary Fratini, work to make sure every family enjoys a warm, positive experience. They strive to provide the best quality program for each child year-round, offering fulltime and part-time schedules with open enrollment. The F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) ensures that they meet high standards specific to early learning, development and care. The F.L.EX.® Learning Program is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. It’s designed to help build each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills – including 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking - to provide a well-rounded experience and help each one become schoolready, career-ready and lifeready. Twenty-first century skills also tie in directly with STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Introducing these subjects early on helps promote children’s natural curiosity in them, increasing the chance that children will pursue STEAM-related careers later on in life. “Supporting STEAM learning at the preschool level involves identifying activities children naturally do for opportunities to further guide them,” Andrew Fratini said. “When children solve puzzles or play with blocks, they create pathways in their brains that help with more advanced STEAM skills later on.” The preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms integrate this play-based learning philosophy into their lesson plans. In the preschool classroom, children use a variety of interesting, hands-on learning and reading materials to make play more complex and challenging. Their play also becomes more social and cooperative as they build their social skills, make friends and learn to collaborate. Children continue their journey of exploration and discovery in the pre-kindergarten classroom. Teachers help them apply their developing literacy and math skills through fun, purposeful learning experiences. Play-based learning is so effective that the results of a recent review by the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) show that Goddard School students score 45 percent higher on mathematics and literacy assessments compared to non-Goddard peers. CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that assists teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions. Submitted by The Goddard School, 9651 Gross Point Road, Skokie, www.GoddardSchool. com/SkokieIL, 847-773-0200. FULL & HALF DAY PROGRAMS. THE NURTURING NEVER STOPS. Tour your local Goddard School and experience why it’s the best preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc.’s program is AdvancED Accredited. NOW ENROLLING! SKOKIE • 9651 Gross Point Road • 847-773-0200 INFANT THROUGH PRE-K • OPEN YEAR-ROUND The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. © Goddard Systems, Inc. 2018 private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 13 The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity A 2014 National Blue Ribbon School SCHOOL TOURS AVAILABLE: 847.446.0031 or Accelerated Math Program Executive Functioning Curriculum 1:1 Devices starting in 1st Grade French & Spanish Gifted & Talented Program Learning Lab for Inclusive Education Social Emotional Curriculum State-of-the-art Technology STEAM Education 3-year-old Prekindergarten–8th Grade After School Enrichment Band, Instrumental Music and Choir Band, Instrumental Music and Choir Mom and Tots Program Before & After School Care Inclusive Prekindergarten—1/2 & Full Day Options Cultural Enrichment Lunch Bunch Program Community Service Full-day Kindergarten Hot Lunch Program Weekly All School Mass Physical Education State-of-the-art Field, Playground & Sports Court Team Sports & Intramurals Junior High International Mission Trip SCHOOL OF SAINTS FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY TY 180 RIDGE AVENUE WINNETKA, ILLINOIS 60093 phone 847-446-0031 Financial Assistance Available