January 18, 2012Special Advertising Section
ounded in 1961, Alcuin MontessoriSchool offers a cross-curricular learn-ing environment successfully balancingacademic and emotional intelligence.We partner with parents and providestudents the tools to become highly-skilled independent thinkers with apassion for knowledge. Our programsare designed to help each child becomecondent, curious, self-disciplined andmotivated.At Alcuin, classrooms operate on theprinciple of freedom within limits. Chil-dren, under the guidance of a directress,work at their own pace with materials of their choosing. Each student may workalone or with others; different levels of ability are expected and welcomed withineach classroom. Education occurs inmulti-aged classrooms where childrenof various stages of development learnfrom and with each other.Families currently attending Alcuincome from Oak Park, as well as Berwyn,Broadview, Brookeld, Chicago, Cicero,Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Forest Park,River Forest, Riverside and River Grove.We welcome all prospective parentsto join us for our monthly informationalCoffees. We will start with some goodcoffee, a short video on Montessorieducation and then take an in-depth lookinto all of our classrooms. At the end of the tour we hold a question and answersession, and explain our admissionsprocess.
Tours, for adults only, are heldthroughout the school year on Thursdaysand take place 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pleasecheck our Web site for dates, completedetails and to RSVP.
To enroll in one of our tours, or for more information, please e-mailour Director of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708.366.1882.
Our programs for ages 0-14 include:
Fridays 8:45-10:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Junior & Senior Elementary
8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Before and After School Care
Art, Theater, Orff and Spanish
Alcuin Montessori School
324 N. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
708-366-1882 • www.alcuin.org
scension School invites new familiesto visit and register for classes forits Centennial Year! Mary Jo Burns,Principal of Ascension School for the pastthirteen years is justly proud of the posi-tion Ascension School is in as it beginsits second century. “We are committed tocontinued growth and to our role as a modelschool for outstanding Catholic education inthe Chicago area. Our faculty and staff arededicated to providing the best foundationpossible for our students to ensure that they become life-long learners. Our parents areactively engaged as our teaching partnersand our parish is wonderfully supportive of our mission. We know how fortunate we areat Ascension: rich in history and tradition,grounded in the spirit of service, and blessedwith the promise of a bright future.”Ascension won the Blue Ribbon Award fromthe U.S. Department of Education in 2007because of consistently high test scores anda strong and varied curriculum. All studentsparticipate in Spanish, art, music, computerand gym classes. Ascension’s extracur-ricular and co-curricular programs includeorchestra, band, choir; interscholasticathletics (soccer, cross-country, basketballand volleyball); student leadership programs;Drama Club, Newspaper Club, Green Cluband Art Club.Ascension offers pre-school classes forthree- and four-year-olds and an excellentExtended Day program for children who needbefore- or after-school care. The kindergartenprogram is full-day with a half-day option forparents who aren’t certain that their child isready for a full day of school. The kindergar-ten curriculum focuses on reading readinessand math concepts and includes gym, music,art, Spanish, science and religion.Registration materials will be available ata full-school Catholic Schools Week OpenHouse on Sunday, January 29 from 10:00am to 12:30 pm and at two Open Housesfor our Early Childhood Education program onTuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Ascension willbegin processing new family registrations onFebruary 20.For more information about AscensionSchool, or to make arrangements to comeand visit, please contact our AdvancementOffice at 708-434-1541. We would love togive you a tour, have your children spendsome time in our classrooms, and tell youmore about the Ascension family.
601 Van Buren • Oak Park, Il 60304708-386-7282 • www.Ascension-School.com