April 18, 2011
There is a climate of caring and personalization in our small school. Every child has academic goals and knows his or her reading level. Reading instruction is individualized and students are able to learn at their own pace. The Principal is accessible and always looking for opportunities to engage the community in providing services and resources for our children. At Roqu de Duprey, developing the whole child , mind, body and heart, is very important. As a participant in the Healthy Schools initiative, we offer daily morning recess, physical education three times a week, healthy meals, health and nutrition education, cooking classes for students, and received an Asthma Friendly School award. We have partnerships with many area hospitals and are working closely with the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), to make wellness a part of our culture. In addition, we have a strong Math & Science curriculum focus, two technology labs, an updated library, chess education, and arts integration. Our students recycle and tend our prairie garden. Our teachers are always learning new ways to make learning fun and relevant to our students.
- submitted by a teacher