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14 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Magic From Page 6 materials that beckon and provoke thought. Children are invited to touch, build, take apart, put together, taste, listen, invent, collaborate, and problem solve... and most importantly to reveal themselves to each other and their teachers. We want to know our children, not change them. We have the honor of serving as guides through their explorations of the world around them and friendships they create. Experience is the central practice in a progressive education and play/simulation is the language of childhood. Baker magic does happen. It happens during these foundational years in a way that fosters each child’s learning dispositions and unique qualities while building a strong foundation for future growth. The experience can feel seamless and belie the thought, knowledge, and execution of a progressive practice that “trickles up” all the way to eighth grade graduation. We invite you to visit our school for a tour or to meet our teachers and experience the magic in our classrooms first hand. We look forward to joining you and your child on their wonderful journey to adulthood. Submitted by Baker Demonstration School, 201 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, www.bakerdemschool.org, (847) 425-5800. Regina Dominican shows young women their enormous potential in various ways Regina Dominican is the all-girls, Catholic college preparatory high school that inspires young women to lead and serve. It focuses on helping girls excel by fostering academic excellence, creating an inclusive, friendly environment, and challenging each student to develop leadership for life. In addition to a college preparatory education, it prepares our students for their future careers, relationships, and life. If you want your daughter to reach her full potential, Regina Dominican is the school for you and your family. Regina Dominican’s all-girls environment will give your daughter the confidence to push herself. The faculty and staff will challenge your daughter to excel, teach her to be a confident leader in her community and inspire her to live up to her full potential. Regina Dominican is the school where your daughter can learn that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl, and nothing can stand in her way. In most recent news, 19 percent of the members of the class of 2018 were named Illinois State Scholars. This honor is awarded to only the top 10 percent of students in the state. 100 percent of Regina Dominican graduates attend colleges and universities. 91 percent of the class of 2017 was accepted to their first choice school. Regina Dominican has been providing young women with an unparalleled college preparatory education for nearly 60 years. The school tailors a students’ schedule based on her strengths in order to challenge her. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, students receive individualized attention and instruction from elite faculty, of which 84 percent hold advanced degrees. Outside the classroom, students can pick from one of the 12 varsity sports Regina Dominican offers. 72 percent of students participate in at least one sport. The fine arts department has extensive extracurricular and curriculum opportunities in visual art, music, theater and dance. The school also offers 40 different clubs and many service opportunities. Families considering Regina Dominican should contact Pattie Fuentes, director of admissions, at pfuentes@ rdhs.org or (847) 256-7660 ext. 223. Submitted by Regina Dominican, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette, www.rdhs.org, (847) 256-7660 WOODLANDS ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART Studies show girls’ school graduates are three times more likely to consider majoring in engineering and six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science and technology. Empower your daughter today! ATTEND THE SPRING OPEN HOUSE ON APRIL 17. Or call (847) 234-4300 for your personal tour of our campus. 760 EAST WESTLEIGH ROAD | LAKE FOREST, IL 60045 | 847.234.4300 | WOODLANDSACADEMY.ORG |

22ndCenturyMedia.com private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 15 Winnetka Public School Nursery offers unique programming Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN) is a private play-based preschool serving ages 2 through junior kindergarten. Founded in 1926, WPSN continues its legacy of offering progressive, community-minded education through basing instruction on the “Reggio Emilia” philosophy. This approach focuses on instilling the principles and values of community, responsibility, and respect through exploration and discovery in a supportive, enriching environment. Unique among North Shore preschools, the curriculum is individualized to each child’s developmental needs and interests. WPSN’s talented and experienced teachers modify curriculum every year based on the interests of each class. The WPSN program consistently fosters cognitive development, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and creativity in an atmosphere of learning innovation and caring support. WPSN programs include: • A two-day drop off and transition program for younger 2-year-olds • A three-day class for older 2-year-olds and 3-yearolds • A five-day or four-day class for 3-year-olds • Five-day junior kindergarten for 4-year-olds • Four-day enrichment classes for 3- and 4-yearolds Please see unique, 16 Lake Forest Country Day School hosts open house on Feb. 6 Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) will host an Open House at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. This Open House offers an opportunity to tour the campus, speak with teachers and students, observe classes in session, and meet families from the LFCDS community. LFCDS delivers a diverse and rich educational experience grounded in academics, arts, and athletics to two-year-old through eighth-grade students. The LFCDS experience ensures that talented teachers inspire and challenge individual students at the top of their abilities, according to their needs. At LFCDS, students from more than 30 communities thrive in a state-of-the-art, hands-on learning environment that encourages self-expression and confidence through inspired teaching, academic rigor, individualized attention, and responsible citizenship. “Two important beliefs are at the heart of our teaching philosophy,” Head of School Bob Whelan said. “Social and emotional development is inextricably linked with academic achievement, and experiential learning creates a foundation for deeper understanding.” Mr. Whelan notes, “Teaching and learning are not by rote here. The classrooms, technology offerings, laboratories, art spaces, and playing fields all serve as vital staging grounds for a rich program, designed to prepare LFCDS graduates to be compassionate, independent thinkers with a strong sense of personal integrity and intellectual curiosity.” Highlighted by a 7:1 student/faculty ratio, an LFCDS education sets the stage for a bright future in secondary school and beyond, with 20 percent of LFCDS graduates attending colleges and universities ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, LFCDS offers limited morning bus service from several area communities. To register for an Open House, please visit www.lfcds.org or call the Admission Office at (847) 615-6151. Submitted by Lake Forest Country Day School, 145 S Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, www.lfcds.org, (847) 234-2350. RKMS Ronald Knox Montessori School est. 1963 Programs For Children 6 Months To Six Years Creating a nurturing, stimulating environment for 55 years that promotes the life skills needed for each child to reach his or her full potential. 847.256.2922 • www.ronaldknox.org 2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette Illinois 60091 Now Offering Full Day Kindergarten and New Enrichment Programs!