North Park Elementary School

Tel: (773)327-3144
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  • NPES is a private, non-sectarian, Preschool-8 school with a proven record of academic excellence and a community that inspires lifelong learning.
  • Through the active involvement of parents and caring professional staff, the school fosters self-motivation, self-discipline and confidence in all its students.
  • The school's balanced curriculum combines elements of traditional instruction with experiential learning and the whole-child approach to ensure that every student achieves his or her maximum potential.
  • Along with the core subjects, fine arts, foreign language, physical education, and technology are an integral part of the curriculum at all grade levels.
  • Active, hands-on learning through field trips and cultural activities supplement the teachers' lessons.
  • In middle school (6th - 8th grades) departmentalization enables students to enjoy core-subject classes taught by teachers specializing in science, math, social studies and language arts.
  • NPES students consistently perform above national norms and demonstrate exceptional academic and social capabilities.
  • NPES students recently scored in the 99th percentile nationally on the Iowa Tests.
  • All of last year's graduates are now attending one of their top choices for high school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students227 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeNorth Park Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition Notes10% discount for siblings
Admissions DirectorAnne Zagotta

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, DanceBasketballDance,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Band, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Intramurals, Jazz Band, Mandarin Chinese, Robot City, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Tae Kwon Do, Theatre, Yearbook

School Notes

What sets NPES apart is our strong sense of community.  Here, involved parents work closely with dedicated teachers to nurture each child's full potential. Because we're a small school, your child has more opportunities to shine.  Small classes allow teachers to really get to know your child, tailoring instruction to how your student learns best.  Whether they're learning physics by dropping eggs down a 2nd floor stairwell...or re-enacting immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, our students are inspired to learn.  Your child will be, too.
  • Independent, non-sectarian school: Preschool-8th
  • Academic excellence - test scores in the top 1% of schools nationwide
  • Art, Music, Spanish, Drama, Gym, Science Olympiad
  • Graduates attend Chicago's top high schools
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