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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1967

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 34%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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: 06/15/2021

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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The average private school tuition in Rockford, IL is $4,309 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rockford, IL is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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