Private School Guide ZB 012518
14 | January 25, 2018 | 22nd century media private school guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com St. Norbert School celebrates 100 years of Catholic education Since 1917, St. Norbert School has honored its mission of serving God through Learning, Faith and Service. Academics are our focus. Our small class sizes are ideal for providing meaningful differentiation in the classroom. Teachers help each child reach his or her full potential. State of the art technology is used in every classroom to make lessons dynamic and provide resources beyond traditional textbooks. Our accelerated curriculum assures St. Norbert students are well prepared for whatever high school they choose to attend. While academics are the focus of the school, faith is the heart. Catholic values are integrated into the school day so our students aren’t just learning their faith; they’re living it. In addition to religion classes, students participate in Mass together every week. They prepare for the sacraments and look forward to religious celebrations including the annual Christmas program and May Crowning. St. Norbert graduates are well rounded individuals. The school provides opportunities outside the classroom that help our students grow as much as they do inside the classroom. Six competitive athletic teams ensure our students learn the importance of teamwork and the value of good sportsmanship. Our academic teams consistently shine in Quiz Bowl, math and STEM competitions. Ongoing service projects, like our support of local food pantries, help our students to appreciate what they have and share their gifts and talents with others. At St. Norbert School, Think Ahead isn’t just our tagline. It is the way we live our mission. We prepare students to be lifelong learners, rooted in faith and committed to service. We prepare them to be successful; not just in high school, but in life. Submitted by St. Norbert School, 1817 Walters Ave., Northbrook, (847) 272-0051, www.stnorbertschool.org. Sacred Heart School students thrive under right guidance The school mission states: “Sacred Heart School is a faithbased community of faculty, parents and staff dedicated to educating the hearts and minds of children from preschool through eighth grade.” Visitors immediately recognize key elements of the school’s mission in action. From the youngest preschooler to the most mature eighth-grader, Sacred Heart Vikings display a strong sense of community, personal confidence, and a deep commitment to service in order to build a better world for tomorrow. This year, Sacred Heart School started a program called Prayer Families. Eleven Prayer Families, each led by an eighthgrader and made up of students from every grade, meet on a monthly basis. The eighth-graders prepare a lesson and activity to share with their group, with a focus this year on the eight Beatitudes. Prayer Families allow students the opportunity to share faith across grade levels while giving the eighth-grade Confirmation candidates a chance to lead and teach younger students. A new Parent and Tot class was also introduced this year, organized and led by Laura Wettersten, Early Childhood Coordinator and kindergarten teacher. This free class is offered to parents in the community and their children (ages 3 months through 3 years old). Classes are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. The Parent and Tot class is a wonderful opportunity for parents of young children to connect with other parents while Please see Sacred Heart, 15 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!
22ndCenturyMedia.com private school guide 22nd century media | January 25, 2018 | 15 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, self-discipline, 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 Montessori-trained 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. sacred heart From Page 14 their children socialize, learn, and make new friends. Come join us! The STEAM lab has been up and running since January 2017. The lab integrates technology exploration with academics in a powerful handson, minds-on learning environment. Core subject knowledge is reinforced through applied learning – engaging and motivating students while improving academic performance. The most exciting addition to the lab is the brand new 3D printer. Sacred Heart students thrive under the guidance of a highly qualified faculty focused on nurturing the whole child. To learn more, call (847) 446-0005, visit www.shwschool.org or consider a private tour. While enrollment opportunities are available for the 2018-2019 school year, preschool classes are nearing capacity. Submitted by Sacred Heart School, 1095 Gage St., Winnetka, www.shwschool.org, (847) 446-0005. 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 gow.org