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16 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com Unique From Page 15 • Two-day enrichment classes specialized for JK students • A parent-child class for toddlers • Summer camp In addition to the unique programming, numerous benefits distinguish the WPSN educational experience. The low teacher-to-student ratio, with at least two teachers per class, provides expert and individualized attention to each child. Enrichment classes provide additional opportunities to the primary curriculum, as well as an extended school day. Because WPSN’s curriculum is most similar to the Winnetka school system (WPSN was founded by Dr. Carleton Washburne, who revolutionized Winnetka’s schools with his progressive “Winnetka Plan”), the transition is smoothened from its JK to local kindergarten. Consistent communications from teachers and the school director allow parents to understand how their child is developing through an emailed daily journal with photos, weekly newsletters, parent/teacher conferences, and a personal home visit from the teachers before the start of the school year. The robust educational experience in the classroom is complemented by a strong community fostered by parent involvement, social activities, and educational seminars. The WPSN facility further promotes exploration and education. A dedicated art studio space enables children to collaborate on special projects that develop cognitive, social, and motor skills in smaller groups. WPSN is currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. To apply for a program, or to schedule a tour, please contact WPSN’s director, Erin Booker. Submitted by Winnetka Public School Nursery, 1155 Oake St., Winnetka, (847) 446-5153, www. winnetkapublicschoolnursery.org OLPH School transforms the lives of children When setting foot on the campus of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Glenview, students enter a place unlike any other — a vibrant 21st century Catholic school in an idyllic 8 building campus filled with 3-14 year olds. We invite you to discover the distinction that makes our school an extraordinary place of learning for children. When you select OLPH School, you join a community bound by a mission of faith, with families passionate about education, students fully engaged in their learning, and teachers committed to their practice as caring professionals. In every grade, we foster the growth and development of the whole person. Religious education and its formation of responsible young adult Catholics is the foundation of our parish school. As an academic institution, OLPH School is dedicated to designing an individualized program of success for each child. Careful structuring of classes allows for every child to be known and loved, while providing a broad range of learning opportunities in academics, visual and performing arts, athletics, service, and leadership. Additionally, the OLPH School distinction involves parents being active partners in their child’s education. We do not simply enroll a student; we enroll a family. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of children, OLPH School supports, supplements, and enriches your family life. Explore the website. Tour the school. Ask questions. Become a part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School – A Premier Private Education in the Finest Catholic Tradition. As the school celebrates Catholic Schools Week beginning Sunday, Jan. 28, guests are invited to attend the 9:30-11 a.m. Mass and Open House following each Mass. Additional information on events during CSW and throughout the school year are available on the school’s website. Submitted by Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 1123 Church St. Glenview, (847) 724-6990, olph-il.org Think. Create. Relate. Winnetka Public School Nursery Educating North Shore preschoolers since 1926 Enroll Today! Visit WPSN.org • Winnetka’s first private play-based preschool • Classes available for ages 16 months through Junior Kindergarten • Extended day enrichment programs offered four days per week • Seamless transition to Winnetka Kindergarten due to similar teaching philosophy • Small child to teacher ratio, providing individualized attention to each student • Expansive outdoor play area • Strong family and parent community • Convenient driveway drop-off and pick-up For registration information, please call WPSN at (847) 446-5153 or email wpsndirector@gmail.com HYDE PARK DAY SCHOOL Transforming the Lives of Bright Children with Learning Disabilities WPSN.org 1155 Oak Street - Winnetka, IL 60093 - (847)446-5153 Chicago Campus 773-420-2550 | Northfield Campus 847-446-7025 hydeparkday.org

22ndCenturyMedia.com private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 17 Ronald Knox encourages students to explore world of activities with unique teaching Why choose a Montessori School for your child? Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is confidence along with a positive sense of self. Beginning your child’s education at a Montessori school during their most formative, impressionable years can set them firmly on that path. Fundamental to the Montessori approach is that children become independent by developing their sense of order, coordination, and concentration. In doing so, they also develop positive character qualities, selfdiscipline, the ability to think independently, and a life-long love of learning. Why choose Ronald Knox Montessori School? In dedicating ourselves wholly to Maria Montessori’s philosophy, Ronald Knox Montessori School (RKMS) adheres to the highest standards of Montessori education. RKMS is fully accredited, meeting or exceeding standards set forth by the American Montessori Society (AMS). We have 55 years of educating and instilling the love of learning in children ages 6 months – 6 years and many of our “graduates” are now sending their own children to Ronald Knox! The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future. — Maria Montessori RKMS offers children a warm, welcoming environment, where they are encouraged to explore a world of activities in mixed age classrooms under the watchful eyes of nurturing, competent, and qualified Montessoritrained and certified directresses (teachers). The beautiful classroom environments are designed, built, and maintained for the children, following the Montessori philosophy. Children are introduced to la nguage, math, science, history, geography, art, and music in a natural, intuitive, hands-on manner. They develop life skills such as creative problem solving, grace and courtesy, respect for themselves, others, and the world around them. The directresses are dedicated to supporting and guiding the children in the beginning of their path of a life-long love of learning, leading to fulfilling their highest potential. RKMS children are more than prepared to enter elementary schools upon “graduating.” Our strong and involved community of parents, faculty and administrators ensures that RKMS continues its mission successfully and maintains its level of excellence. Ronald Knox Montessori School offers a Full Day Kindergarten program, a Full Day Primary program (3-4 year olds), a Lunch program, an Early Bird and Extended Care program, Enrichment programs, and three different Summer Camps. To learn more about Ronald Knox Montessori School, and/or to schedule a tour, contact Anita McGing, Admissions Director, at (847) 256-2922, ext. 19, or email anita_ mcging@ronaldknox.org. Submitted by Ronald Knox Montessori School, 2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette, www.ronaldknox.org, (847) 256-2922. Lake Forest Academy is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory school for boarding and day students located in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest. • Grades 9 to 12 • 435 students • 40 countries and 16 states • 30 miles north of Chicago 1500 W Kennedy Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 847-615-3267 www.lfanet.org Spring Open House: April 22, 2018