Spectrum Progressive School

2909 N Main St
Rockford, IL 61103-0611
Tel: (815)877-1600
Grades: PK-8 | 181 students
Learning is a lifelong process.
 Spectrum Progressive School has served the Rockford area since 1967, offering a genuine alternative to traditional education.
 At Spectrum Progressive, we believe all children are unique.
We believe every child learns in a different way and every child has undiscovered gifts, talents, and potential.
 We involve each student in a personalized, action-oriented curriculum throughout all developmental levels.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 181 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

The goals of the curriculum are to:
  • Allow children to develop, through active involvement, the skills of reasoning, planning, and problem-solving within and beyond the school setting;
  • Allow students to develop secure self-concepts based on belief in their own abilities and firm foundations in the fundamentals of learning;
  • Guide the children to direct exploration of the arts, literature, the accomplishments of civilizations and the diversity of cultural heritage;
In order to create mindful, self-directed learners for life.

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Boylan Catholic High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Bernadette Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Bernadette Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-8 | 181 students
    0.9 miles
    2300 North Bell Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Rockford
    St Peter Cathedral
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 226 students
    1.2 miles
    1231 N Court St
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Rockford
    Grades: 9-12 | 1030 students
    1.3 miles
    4000 Saint Francis Dr
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-12 | 303 students
    1.3 miles
    1 Jacoby Pl
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-K | 98 students
    1.3 miles
    2918 Glenwood Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61101

School Reviews

I just wanted to say I LOVE spectrum so much and we would be there if we hadn't moved to California. Miss the school and its amazing teachers and staff everyday! I recommend always when my friends in the area are searching. Every staff member and teacher works tirelessly to innovate and engage students always. Their dedication, passion and care and love for the kids is something very special that you do not see everyday. Amazing School!
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15
We love this school. My two kids can''t wait to get to school in the morning. They learning environment is exceptional. The kids learn how to learn using a multiple intelligences approach. The 12:1 student/teacher ration is fantastic. My kids have increased their self-confidence and knowledge in an environment that values exploration, instead of learning by rote.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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