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PK-8|Private
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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
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Service learning
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
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: Too much
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 respect: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · July 26, 2016
THe new leadership does not inspire students. It demands respect rather than earning it, and the students react with predictable distain. It's a corrosive environment.

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

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Last modified: July 26, 2016
Ancona School
4770 S Dorchester Ave, Chicago, IL  60615
(773) 924-2356
Last modified Ancona School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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