Allegro Academy

  • Allegro Academy; Rockford's first non-denominational Christian Fine Arts elementary and middle school is open throughout the year. Many students begin in the Fall, but we often accommodate those needing to change in mid-semester.
  • We are a small school (under 150) with small class sizes that prioritizes reading, other academic subjects and discipline within all classes to provide an outstanding learning environment.
  • Also, recognizing the important role fine arts plays in a child's development, PK-8th grade students are given opportunities for classroom experiences in: • music • keyboard • vocal/band • drawing • dance • movement Early experiences in these arts have been shown to foster multiple intelligences.
  • Our curriculum exceeds state standards in science, math, and reading as a result of our literature based approach.
  • Through historical fiction, students gain a richness and depth of understanding that is often unattainable through traditional textbooks.
  • For example, we've all learned the story of Columbus, but imagine reading "Pedro's Journal", the story of a boy who stows away on Columbus' ship.
  • That journey, through the eyes of a twelve year old boy; intriguing, rich, priceless.
  • Education, the way you wish you'd been taught. Our SmartBoard and science laboratory provide exciting opportunities for experimentation and hands-on learning.
  • Our young scholars enjoy. Additionally, the sporting tradition of basketball and volleyball for everyone interested in playing fill the bleachers with parents and supporters in Rimmer Gymnasium.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-7
Year Founded1975
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students64 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Allegro Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniform school attire)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,995
Tuition NotesWeekly, Monthly and Annual Rates Available
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCora Richter

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Allegro Academy is passionate about students progressing according to their ability and not simply age. Because of this, our young scholars often advance faster and are excited about both Allegro Academy and learning. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are given the opportunity to read. Many of our Kindergarten students read at a second grade level. Ability based reading circles allow children to enter and adjust quickly to our progressive academic environment. Lessons in numbers, math, handwriting, calendar, weather, basic science, art and music are also taught. First through eighth grade young scholars have the benefit of highly developed, student-centered learning. Our school is set apart by its highly interactive, hands-on opportunities for students. We strongly believe that students learn by doing, not just by teacher presentations. We teach within a Christian environment. Curricula include Sonlight and A Beka; widely recognized, academically focused Christian publishers. Topics such as conduct, respect, friends, community and family are also fundamental in daily lessons. Extra-curricular activities include sports & cheer teams, band, chess club, yearbook, and more!
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford
    Christian Life Schools
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 798 students
    2.2 miles
    5950 Spring Creek Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815)877-2600
    2.2 PK-12
    798
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-12 | 324 students
    2.5 miles
    1 Jacoby Pl
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815)399-8823
    2.5 PK-12
    324
  • Rockford
    Spectrum Progressive School
    Spectrum Progressive School Photo - Early Elementary students using pattern blocks and mirrors to explore symmetry
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 85 students
    3.4 miles
    4848 Turner St.
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815)877-1600
    3.4 PK-8
    85
  • Rockford
    Lutheran High & Jr High School
    Lutheran High & Jr High School Photo - Junior High Orchestra
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-12 | 811 students
    0.7 miles
    3411 N Alpine Road
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815)877-9551
    0.7 PK-12
    811
  • Rockford
    Grades: NS-9 | 193 students
    5.7 miles
    8101 Sayer Rd
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815)332-8101
    5.7 NS-9
    193

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