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18 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide Educates From Page 12 Educating families under one roof distinguishes FHC from other schools in the area. Recently implemented, our house system—a program that allows 3rd- 8th grade students to work within a respective ‘house’ with assigned faculty leaders — promotes leadership, character training, and addresses social-emotional topics impacting children and teens in today’s society at alarming rates — stress, peer pressure, bullying and drug awareness. The house system fosters positive competition, teamwork, decision-making skills, empathy, and camaraderie through service projects. The multi-age groupings have proven to advance the development of leadership and encourage friendships beyond grade levels. FHC students graduate with a superior academic education, allowing them to excel in high school and top tier universities, all while making a positive impact in the world around them. However, FHC acknowledges that not all students learn the same way and at the same time. Our school is proud of the support provided by our Learning Lab in an effort to support students in all content areas; while developing and nurturing self-esteem and helping students reach their full potential. The Learning lab addresses the needs of the ‘whole child’ and is staffed to work with students that present with an ICEP (Individualized Catholic Education Plan) and recommended accommodations as well as those students that have been identified in the areas of Math and Reading to benefit from a Response to Intervention (RTI). Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year. Financial assistance is available. Submitted by The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity, 180 Ridge Road, Winnetka, (847) 446-0031, Hyde Park helps children with learning disabilities transition back by meeting their needs The challenge facing children with learning disabilities is real. Hyde Park Day School is here to help these children reach their full potential, transforming the lives of our students and their families with our studentcentered approach. Hyde Park Day School is the leading Chicago-area, full-day grade school specializing in the needs of children of average to superior intelligence who have learning disabilities such as dyslexia and language impairments. Founded 18 years ago, the school currently supports students at campuses in Chicago and Northfield. Since its founding, it has enabled 413 students to successfully transition back to schools in their home community. “Our goal is transition.” said Dr. Casey Crnich, executive director. “We give our bright students the tools and strategies they need to recognize and compensate for their learning challenges. Our 5:1 student teacher ratio ensures that each child gets personalized attention and a customized program of academic support as well as Speech, Social Work, and Occupational Therapy. Hyde Park transform its students from self-doubters to selfchampions; they become more self-confident and develop a love of learning which makes them successful as they move into more mainstream learning environments.” A Long-Term Outcomes Study released in 2015 found that 90.2% of those alumni for whom we have information have enrolled in a fouryear college or university. Increased demand for this type of specialized instruction has resulted in a robust enrollment; this year Hyde Park Day School is serving approximately 120 students on its two campuses, and is looking at a potential expansion to the western suburbs. Monthly Open Houses are held at both campuses for prospective parents to learn more about the school’s programs. The school created the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund to help those students who require tuition assistance to attend the school. The Fund enables more students to access this type of specialized learning environment, regardless of the family’s financial situation. This year the School distributed over $416,000 in scholarship aid to deserving students. The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund is supported by the Annual Gala, as well as individual donations. Submitted by Hyde Park Day School, 1980 Old Willow Road, Winnetka,, 847-446-7025. Gow is a college preparatory boarding and day school, grades 6-12, for students with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. Gow provides the right environment and the right tools for dyslexic students to rethink the learning process and reinvent themselves. By combining a structured program and environment with flexibility, individualization, and room for fun, Gow provides a rich school experience. This is precisely what dyslexic students need to learn. 2491 Emery Rd • South Wales, NY 14139 P 716.687.2001 • F 716.687.2003 private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 19 Cambridge Network provides sense of community for international students Many families would welcome a once in a lifetime cultural experience they will always remember, usually by visiting distant places, learning new languages, trying new foods and meeting new people. What if you could have all of that amazing cultural exchange and learning experience without ever leaving the comfort of your home? Becoming a host family for an international student can do just that, and will change your life and family forever. Driven by this common purpose, Cambridge Network enables people to expand their perspectives through cross-cultural learning. This is at the core of the homestay program at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette and is made possible with Cambridge Network, an all-inclusive international student service provider encompassing a global family supporting students, families, and schools. Currently, a community of international students attending Regina Dominican continues to grow and the program will be expanding salon From Page 9 Conquer that Cowlick A protruding tuft can be adorable, but you want to tame it: • Blow-dry hair smooth from the roots down to the ends using a closely bristled brush. • Let hair grow longer. A cowlick needs either weight to keep it down or for the 2017-2018 school year. Qualified and caring host families are welcomed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year to open their home to an international student. Students from around the world enjoy participating and learning more about American communities and culture. In turn, families learn about a different cultural way of life and make a lifelong friend. Cambridge Network provides 24/7 support to students, hosts and member schools, striving to uphold high safety standards set forth by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), a professional member association committed to quality international educational travel and exchange for youth at the high school level. Cambridge Network has long achieved full listing accreditation with CSIET through its rigorous annual audit process. Building a sense of community between hosts and students is key to a successful cross-cultural exchange. Cambridge hosts length to blend it away. Damage Control Your child played Beauty Shop and got in a few good clips before you saw. What to do? If it’s: • In the front: Try combing more hair forward and have your stylist cut new bangs to even it out. For a girl, a cute headband or clips also work well to hold and hide the short pieces while they grow. are qualified and loving community residents, who provide a private room, meals, and transportation for each student. Approved Cambridge families host a student for one or two semesters, and may welcome the same student in subsequent school years. Cambridge host families receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 per student to reimburse expenses. Additional host services include access to an assigned local coordinator, emergency assistance when needed, and professional services should a situation require escalation beyond local support. Host families take part in community based orientations, and events provided by Cambridge and designed to develop a supportive local network. Are you interested in becoming a host family or wish to ask a question? Please contact Cambridge at or call (617) 749 – 8505. 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