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10 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com The Gow School approach allows its students to thrive with personal experience The Gow School is a collegeprep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar languagebased learning disabilities. Focusing on small class sizes, 3-7 students per class, and a low 4:1 student to faculty ratio, The Gow School offers a multi-sensory approach to teaching that enables dyslexic students to thrive. The Gow community has a sense of belonging, of equality, and of connection born on common trials and shared triumph. Gow has a start fast, finish strong mentality and students typically start to see progress soon after they step foot in our classrooms. Progress typically comes quickly, soon after they invest themselves in the program. At the School’s core is a structured program designed to help students navigate the academic day and a daily schedule designed to keep students busy. Between a packed class schedule, after-school sports, study hall and Saturday classes, there is little unprogrammed time. The School is settled on a 120 acre campus which gives our students plenty of room to learn and play. Boarding school life does not always allow lots of free time, but it has plenty of room for fun. Students are so involved – playing sports, going on trips, and hanging out with each other – that they get the most out of the rich residential experience. In July, the School’s co-ed summer program is five weeks of learning and fun for ages 8-16! The Gow School Summer Program is for students who have been experiencing academic difficulties, or have been diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning disabilities. The Summer Program runs from the end of June to early August with morning academics, afternoon fun and games and weekend adventures! The Gow School Summer Program gives students academic tools and self-confidence they can take with them wherever they go; to the classroom and beyond. By combining a structured program and environment with flexibility, individualization, and room for fun, Gow provides a rich school experience that is precisely what dyslexic students need to learn and to enjoy learning. Submitted by The Gow School, 2491 Emery Rd., South Wales, NY, www. gow.org, 716-687-2005 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 | 11 Christian Heritage Academy gives students strong foundation for success Are you looking for a school where your child can thrive intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually? A place where a love of learning is cultivated in the rich foundation of Christ-centered excellence? Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) has been integrating vibrant faith with academic excellence since 1984. Located on a 15-acre campus at 315 Waukegan Road in Northfield, CHA has served thousands of families from northern Chicagoland for over 30 years, providing an exemplary Christian education to students from preschool to 12th grade. CHA earns No. 1 ranking in Illinois. With ACT, AP and standardized test scores among the best in the area’s school systems, Christian Heritage Academy’s programs are synonymous with academic excellence. In 2018, CHA earned the ranking of #1 Best Christian High School and #8 Best Private K-12 School in Illinois by Niche.com, an independent agency that ranks schools based on rigorous analysis of data from test scores, college data, and ratings. Students from recent graduating classes have been accepted into top-tier colleges and universities including Northwestern University, University of Illinois (Chicago), Wheaton College, and Baylor University. Nurturing young men and women in faith, character, leadership. In an increasingly competitive culture, CHA takes a holistic approach to educating the child’s mind, body and heart. Through mentoring programs for middle and high school students and weekly chapels, students connect biblical truth to their daily lives and receive spiritual support. Innovative programs, such as the “Winterim” term in January, allow students to enjoy special courses and programs such as a Leadership Camp at HoneyRock through Wheaton College, serving trips to the Dominican Republic, or internships at local hospitals. One parent stated, “My child has grown in spiritual maturity and character, but she has also taken advantage of the academically rigorous honors and AP courses and has had more club leadership opportunities than she would have had at a huge school. She is thriving in every way and at the same time building a strong portfolio for college.” “Christian Heritage Academy is unique among schools in this region, combining academic excellence with a Christian worldview,” CHA President Hutz Hertzberg said. “Christian Heritage Academy partners with parents to develop future leaders who will take their faith into the world and serve their communities with excellence.” Visit Christian Heritage Academy and discover the difference a Christ-centered education can make in your child’s life. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade. Learn more by contacting Admissions Director Cynthia Strull at (847) 446-5252 or by visiting www.ChristianHeritage.org. Submitted by Christian Heritage Academy,315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, www. christianheritage.org, (847) 446-5252. Award Winning Academics A National Blue Ribbon School Accelerated Curriculum STEM Program Focus on Faith Sacrament Preparation Weekly Mass Service Projects Call to Schedule a Tour 847.272.0051 1817 Walters Avenue • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847.272.0051 • www.stnorbertschool.org Student Engagement Athletics Academic Teams After School Enrichment