Norridge Park District's Preschool

  • 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.

Top Placements

Norridge Park District's Preschool places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1

Student Body

Total Students248 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Norridge Park District's Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio50:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Brickton Montessori School
    Brickton Montessori School Photo - Hands. On.When you can touch it, even complicated ideas becomes manageable. Montessori materials stimulate all our senses. With multiple ways of connecting to a single concept, every child can find a path to successful learning.
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 167 students
    1.1 miles
    8622 W Catalpa Ave
    Chicago, IL 60656
    (773) 714-0646
    1.1 NS-8
    167

School Reviews

Endorse Norridge Park District's Preschool. Endorsements 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:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the United States, we look at steps schools and parents can take to protect themselves from this highly contagious virus.
Raising children involves constant attention to their development and progress. Identifying learning disabilities must be part of your plan.
This article aims to show you where to look for information about school reopening protocols, school reopening communications, schools that have closed, and schools with COVID-19 cases, among other COVID-19 related issues.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student 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 briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,260 for elementary schools and $12,282 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).