The Children's School
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Give your child the gift of progressive education. The Children’s School fosters a love of learning and critical thinking skills through an age-appropriate curriculum based on the children’s unfolding curiosity.
We work every day to honor children’s voices, to demonstrate the joy in learning, and to advance each student in their abilities and skills. Our talented, dedicated faculty is adept at guiding our children to think critically, to ask questions, and to take responsibility for their own learning. Our small classes emphasize project-based learning in a relaxed environment that supports the achievement of all local and state curriculum goals.
We choose on-going individual assessment of each child’s learning progress and potential and do not use standardized tests or letter grades
Children learn in a way that honors their voices and helps them make sense of the world around them. Our curriculum incorporates a social justice focus with the goal of creating active participants in a democratic society, honoring all viewpoints and needs to find innovative solutions to community challenges.
Take a look through our website and visit our campus. Learn more about the philosophy of progressive education, about the projects in our classrooms, and about who we are as a community of learners. Or, join us for an Open House on the first Friday of every month during which you can meet current and prospective parents, tour the school, and experience our classrooms in action.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information at (708)-484-8033.
Jobs6th/7th Grade Lead TeacherCategory: EducationHours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. school days plus attendance at weekly faculty meetings, periodic Institute Days and parent-teacher conferences, and some school events that take place outside school hoursSchool year: September 1, 2021 - June 3, 2022 At The Children’s School, you'll be part of a community of open-minded educators who are passionate about progressive education and what it offers ...read more
ContactChristina MartinPhone:(708) 484-8033School Office Admnistrative ClerkCategory: Administrative, Support & ClericalSalary: starts at $35,000/year General Position Description: Under the direction of the school’s two administrators, support the administrative functions of a small, independent, progressive education elementary school in Oak Park, IL. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, August through June. Two days per week in July. Includes attendance at some events that happen outside of school ...read more
ContactPamela FreesePhone:(708) 484-8033
Whom to Contact
- Ms. Tracy LitseyCommunications CoordinatorPhone: (708) 484-8033
One block south of the CTA Green Line Oak Park Station, on the southeast corner of Oak Park Avenue and Pleasant Street in the old St. Edmund's school building.