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Applying for private schools

Applying to a private school doesn’t have to be difficult. Experts and education professionals have weighed in and offered up their tips and sage advice on a silver platter, with the hopes of helping parents sail through the ins and outs of the application process. …

Private school funding

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All parents want a top-notch education for their child, and many consider private or independent schools as the best option. Often, these schools come with a hefty price tag. For parents that would like private education for their children but might need assistance affording the …

National Catholic Schools Week

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Catholic Schools Week, the annual celebration of Catholic education that starts the last Sunday in January. “National Catholic Schools Week is a great tradition in Catholic education,” said Robert Bimonte, FSC, president of National Catholic Educational Association …

Insider educator intelligence for navigating open houses

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Finding the right school for your child is no easy task; quality choices abound. Learning about all of the facets of the school, the available programs and the education ethos remains a top priority for parents. Teachers and school faculty are there to help parents …

Nutrition initiatives: classroom education and lunchroom action

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School success often depends on access to wholesome nutrition. Students in many schools have been equipped with dietetic knowledge, which prepares them to take an active role in their health by being mindful of what they eat in the cafeteria and beyond. At Resurrection College …

Make this your best school year ever

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Experts in the field of education have seen it all. The advice and support they provide to students and parents is imperative for starting the school year off strong, keeping the momentum going and getting the best experience out of the school year. “I tell …

Back to school: How the students get their groove back

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Whether your kids are ready or not, whether you are ready or not, school will be back in session before you know it. Lazy summer days of sleeping in and staying up late will soon be replaced by routines, schedules, scholarly activities, social events and …

Loyola Academy Board welcomes new trustees

Loyola Academy's Board of Trustees has appointed the following new members, effective July 1, 2013: Terrence M. Belton, Ph.D. is managing director and head of Global Portfolio Strategy for the Chief Investment Office at JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Belton also serves as an adjunct professor …

On a mission: Hinsdale Adventist Academy seniors venture to Puerto Rico

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The school year is wrapping up and seniors are preparing for graduation. They are reflecting on their experience and taking in sage advice from their peers, teachers, coaches and members of their academic community. A big part of the development and growth of students at …

Transitioning from high school to college (West)

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The school year is wrapping up; high school seniors are enjoying their last few weeks as the large fish in a small pond. They’ll be moving on to bigger and better waters — college. The time from now until college begins will be one of …

Private schools on transitioning seniors to college

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The school year is wrapping up; high school seniors are enjoying their last few weeks as the big fish in a small pond. They’ll be moving on to bigger and better waters — college. The time in between — summer — will be one of …

Charity event to support Down syndrome research

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In America, around one in 800 babies are born with Down syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality caused by a cell division that results in an additional 21st chromosome. The majority of people living with Down syndrome have cognitive delays ranging from mild to severe. The Down …

Artsy classes foster creativity

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Accredited by the American Montessori Society, the Montessori Children's House of North Barrington blends freedom and structure fluidly for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Nature, music and art are all a part of the curriculum and a strong parental involvement is encouraged for the success of …

Catholic Schools Week celebrates accolades, accomplishments, contributions of parochial schools

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With roots dating back to 1904, The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is the largest U.S. private network membership organization that promotes Catholic education, awareness and advocacy. Currently, the NCEA is endorsing Catholic Schools Week (CSW), which kicks off next week on Sunday, Jan. 27. …

Chicago’s neighborhoods burst with cultural prowess

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Approximately 2.8 million people live in Chicago. A host of cultures bring life to the city with various celebrations, festivals and parades as well as sundry restaurants, markets, small businesses and museums. The enriching diversity of an urban population provides an excellent opportunity for children …

Science can be fun

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Kids are naturally curious and are full of questions about the world around them. Parents and teachers can help keep that curiosity alive by finding ways to make learning about science fun and engaging. Here are a few ideas that you can use to help …

From hubbub to Zen: On organization, time management and alacrity

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The school year has started, and families are in the process of getting au fait with new schedules, changing bedtime hours, after-school programs and athletics, doctor’s appointments and the daily grind of running a household. Get organized now. Prepare your family for busy days by …

Surviving private school open houses

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You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive. In the same vein, you wouldn’t want to register your child in a new private school without visiting it first — no matter how fabulous its website is. “When you’re looking for a …

Smarty pants: Social, emotional and cerebral education for gifted children

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Schools that are designed specifically with the gifted child in mind focus on helping the complete child. Academic achievements are important; however, intellectual abilities are not the only predicting factor for life success. Social and emotional development — work behavior, imagination, personal drive, compassion and …

Lunchbox overhaul

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Based on the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the Department of Agriculture has issued a higher nutrition standard for school lunches. As of July 2012, in an effort to help children be healthier and to rein in childhood obesity rates, …

Classroom layout can affect learning

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Classroom layout plays a role in how students learn, concentrate and behave. According to Scholastic, elementary school-age children learn best when they’re allowed to move throughout the classroom. Learning stations that allow such movement are springing up all over.

Prepping for kindergarten makes transition easier for elementary school newbies

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Starting school can be scary for even the most confident of children. By taking some simple steps around the house, parents can ensure their children are ready for the academic world.

Study abroad enrichment trips for high school students

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Study abroad expeditions are some of the most exciting summer opportunities. For 46 years, Summer Discovery (www.summerdiscovery.com) and Discovery Internships (www.discoveryinternships.com) have offered pre-college enrichment and summer internship programs for high school students in the U.S., England, Italy, Spain and China. In a supervised setting …

Fostering intellectual growth through healthy school programs

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Certain behaviors, such as eating unwholesome foods and not being physically active, which are often established during childhood, may be a factor in today’s major causes of health problems. Youth wellbeing programs play a crucial part in promoting healthful habits while enhancing academic performance. Schools …