Founded in 1995 by parents
Serves: Grades PK3 – 5th
Offers full-day, 5 day PreK for 3 and 4 year olds
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?