Facts & FAQs

Founded in 1995 by parents

Serves: Grades PK3 – 5th

Offers full-day, 5 day PreK for 3 and 4 year olds


Enrollment: 192

Average Class Size: 19 students

Recognition: Awarded Illinois School of Character and National School of Character

Average Terra Nova Composite Score for 5th grade: consistently above 90%

Advanced Math: Entire school advanced by one year in mathematics

Foreign Language taught: Spanish (grades PK-5th)

Where families come from: Chicago and 23 northern, western, and northwestern suburbs

School Day hours: 8:20 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Extended Care: Available before school from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. and after school from 3:20 – 5:30 p.m.

Extra Curricular: Band (grades 4-5), Chess Scholars (grades K-5), Flares Dance Club (grades K-2), Homework Club (grades 2-5), iCook (grades K-4), LEGO Club (grades K-4), Mass Choir (grades 3-5), ‘Spark’-lers Theater Club (grades 3-5)

Sports: Cross Country (grades 3-5), Boys Basketball (grades 4-5)

Dress Code: School uniforms

Lunch: Brought from home or hot lunch available every day, delivered from Marla’s hot lunch service.

Feeder School for: The Willows Academy (grades 6-12 for girls) in Des Plaines and Northridge Preparatory School (grades 6-12 for boys) in Niles

School Mascot: The ‘Spark’

Official School Candy: Smarties


1. After Grade 5, where do students go?

Most go to Northridge Preparatory School, or The Willows Academy. Check out this page for more information.