Spectrum School

  • 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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students84 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford
    Allegro Academy
    Allegro Academy Photo - Our harpists listen to instructor and Rockford Symphony harpist Ms. Felix.
    (Christian)
    Grades: NS-7 | 64 students
    3.4 miles
    6413 Forest Hills Road
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 877-1489
    3.4 NS-7
    64
  • Rockford
    Keith Country Day School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 281 students
    2.2 miles
    1 Jacoby Pl
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 399-8823
    2.2 PK-12
    281
  • Rockford
    Grades: NS-9 | 193 students
    3.4 miles
    8101 Sayer Rd
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 332-8101
    3.4 NS-9
    193
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-8 | 114 students
    4.1 miles
    2300 North Bell Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 968-2288
    4.1 PK-8
    114
  • Rockford
    Alpine Christian School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-9 | 54 students
    0.2 miles
    325 North Alpine Road
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 399-0880
    0.2 K-9
    54

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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!
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