6 | august 8, 2019 | 22nd century media private school Guide 22ndCenturyMedia.com St. Norbert School prepares students for lifelong success For over 100 years, St. Norbert School has enriched the lives of students from Pre-K-8th grade through its challenging curriculum designed to prepare students for a life of success. This curriculum, when combined with our unique culture of care, inclusivity and community grounded in values and faith, facilitates the development of the whole child that is ready to thrive in the 21st century. At St. Norbert School, we are committed to equipping students with the skills needed for success in a rapidly changing world. This means students learn how to learn. They learn to navigate knowledge, think critically and develop a viewpoint all while exhibiting respect, integrity and excellence — three of our four core values. This ensures our students are prepared to enter the unknown and thrive in whatever they choose to do. More importantly, a high-quality education such as that found at St. Norbert School ensures all our students develop not only academically but also spiritually by instilling the sustaining values that ensure our kids do what is right when no one is watching. Instilling these lessons at a young age ensures the next generation of leaders have the moral foundation needed to lead our world in the years to come. This is what drives our foundation of faith where students learn compassion for others and a shared sense of service. Service to our world and to God — our fourth core value and the foundation with which we live. Just as it is important to develop the mind and spirit, our holistic approach to learning ensures students have the opportunity to participate in an array of athletics. Students can choose from nine different sports and our no-cut policy ensures every child gets the chance to do so because it’s in these opportunities that kids learn invaluable skills of teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline. Whether it is cheerleading, basketball, track and field or football, there is an array of athletic opportunities for kids to try. Students at St. Norbert School are inspired to become confident, independent, lifelong learners skilled with the critical thinking, collaboration, resilience and responsibility needed to reach their full potential in school and in life. St. Norbert School creates the path for success, but it’s our students that reach for it and achieve it during their time with us and beyond. Submitted by St. Norbert Catholic School, 1817 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL, 60062, (847) 272-0051, stnorbertschool.org.
22ndCenturyMedia.com private school Guide 22nd century media | august 8, 2019 | 7 Countryside Day School continues to fill niche in community Countryside Day School, a renowned institution in Northbrook for more than 50 years, continues to fill a niche in the educational market by providing students 16 months through eighth grade with an unique learning experience that emphasizes not only rigorous academic studies but also the development of critical character skills essential for success not just in school, but more importantly in life. Countryside is committed to working in partnership with parents to help young people become more than great students but also exceptional adults. Faculty at Countryside understands education in a broader and deeper context than conventional schools. Teachers see school as an internship to adulthood in which students develop a strong sense of agency and empathy. Countryside students feel a deep responsibility to make a contribution. This is accomplished in classes that are “microsocieties” designed to emulate real life, with mixed ages, the expectation to take initiative, permission to follow interests which develops deep concentration and an intrinsic love of learning and room to learn that failing is necessary in order to accomplish great things. This great work is also accomplished with uniquely strong one-to-one student-teacher relationships where teachers do more than offer academic content but also serve as mentors to their students. Teachers’ knowledge of each individual student is one of the most treasured aspects of the Countryside experience by both students and parents alike. It is also what makes the role of teaching so inspiring that Countryside Day enjoys very little teacher turnover. The final piece of the Countryside success strategy is a close working relationship with parents in which faculty share observations of their students, seek information from parents about what they see at home, and make recommendations regarding parenting based on the expert, collective experience of master teachers. The CDS faculty is keenly aware of the changes in culture that are impacting children and families and how these changes are affecting the development of young people. The mission of Countryside Day School is to provide an education that assists students in developing the qualities of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness so they become great students and exceptional adults. Countryside’s website, countrysideday.org, is a great place to start your research, but families say, without exception, that it is a visit to the classrooms themselves that reveal the unparalleled and awe-inspiring educational experience. Parents are encouraged to schedule a personalized tour anytime. Submitted by Countryside Day School, 1985 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL, 60062, (847) 498-1105, countrysideday.org. SERVE • LEAD • SUCCEED ENRICHING LIVES TODAY for SUCCESS TOMORROW. Experience the St. Norbert difference and give your child the best start in school. Contact our admissions office to learn more and schedule your tour. Preschool -8th Grade 1817 Walters Ave, Northbrook www.stnorbertschool.org 847.272.0051 firstname.lastname@example.org