Norridge Park District's Preschool

8151 W Lawrence Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706-0607
     Tel: (708)453-2141
Grades: PK - 1 | 248 students
Norridge Park District's is proud to offer preschool with “wrap-around” care for those parents who need care with their child’s education.
Just the same as the Academy’s popular Preschool Program, the children are combined in ages from three to five years in one classroom.
The curriculum follows the Illinois State Board of Education’s Early Learning Standards and uses the Work Sampling Portfolio System as a source of observation and assessment of each child’s cognitive growth and development.
In addition, the Zoo-phonics and Math Their Way programs guide instruction in reading and math readiness.
The classrooms are set up with a variety of activity centers designed to develop and enhance each child’s learning.
The program is play-based and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers.
Children who will be going into Kindergarten the following year are exposed to activities that develop and strengthen a variety of skill objectives needed to be successful as they move up to elementary school.
Norridge Park District's Preschool Philosophy rests on its commitment to aid and assist in each child’s individual growth and development through developmentally appropriate practices including play.
It is through play that a child can master abstract concepts and acquire cognitive, social/emotional language, cultural awareness and motor skills in a nonthreatening environment.
At the Academy, we believe that each child is unique, with his/her own individual strengths, and the environment created at the Academy offers each child the opportunity to develop his or her own individual differences and skills.
We recognize and accept the family as the child’s primary caregiver and teacher, and seek a partnership with each child’s family as we help lay a foundation for his/her future.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 1

Student Body

Total Students 248 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Norridge Park District

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 53:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon Center (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Divine Savior Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Eugene Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Harwood HeightsDivine Savior Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    7750 W Montrose Avenue
    Harwood HeightsIL 60706
    (708)456-9074
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 117 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Harwood HeightsAcademy Of St. Priscilla At Divine Savior
      (Roman Catholic)
    7750 Montrose Ave
    Harwood HeightsIL 60706
    (708)452-0323
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.7 mi | 18 students | Gr. K-3                      
  • ChicagoSt Eugene Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    7930 W Foster Ave
    ChicagoIL 60656
    (773)763-2235
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.7 mi | 339 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Harwood HeightsJfh Educational Academy
      (Non-sectarian)
    7642 W Irving Park Rd
    Harwood HeightsIL 60706
    (708)456-5512
      (Non-sectarian)
    1.1 mi | 28 students | Gr. K-4                      
  • ChicagoBrickton Montessori School
    Montessori School
    8622 W Catalpa Ave
    ChicagoIL 60656
    (773)714-0646
    Montessori School
    1.1 mi | 141 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Facebook Page Essentials
Facebook Page Essentials
Small private schools often feel that they cannot afford to market their schools. Facebook is free. Here is how to use it effectively.
Attributes Which Make Military Schools Special
What are the attributes which make 21st century military schools so special? We find out in this article.
Don't Forget These Admissions Deadlines
Getting into a private school is a time-consuming process. We look at the various deadlines involved.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $6,662 for elementary schools and $11,991 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).