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PK-8|Private
236 students
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School leader:  Bonnie L Wishne
4770 S Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

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(773) 924-2356
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"Ancona combines the best of progressive and Montessori practices."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Service learning
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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52 reviews

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Recent Comments


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · July 26, 2016
A few great ones, but every time one of the great old teachers gets replaced, it's a lowest-bidder replacement. The school takes advantage of the fact that they have no requirement to have certified, professionally trained teachers to hired young,... more

Amount of homework: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · July 26, 2016
The old principles of creative learning and awareness of the needs of the whole child are gone in relentless pursuit of test scores and the hollow rhetoric of "project-based-learning", which means (some) teachers pushing rote learning and... more

Develops character: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · July 26, 2016
There's a lot of talk about peace and justice, but not so much in practice.

Overall:
Submitted by a parent · June 12, 2016
My daughters have been enrolled at the school for 8 years now and couldn't be happier. The teachers are fantastic and cater to the needs of the individual child. I passed up an opportunity to enroll my daughters in a selective enrollment school... more

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Last modified: July 26, 2016
Last modified Ancona School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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