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PK-12|Private
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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Develops character: Neutral


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Administration are disrespectful, that's a bad influence on the kids...

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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Teachers are unmanaged, some are naturaly good, but they need to improve...




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Give your money please.....some good teachers, very bad management. I'm very dissapointed, no equity or equality between children, it depends on your donation. This school can be a super school, but they forgot the first step...respecting children for what they are not for their parents' money...

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The leadership has done an excellent job with a major capital campaign, construction of a new beautiful campus, and guiding the lycee into becoming one of the premier schools in Chicago. While making the transition from good to great will always ruffle some feathers, the school has been on an excellent trajectory under its leadership.



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Caring, great teachers, engaged parent community, well-run by the administration, diverse student body, and an international, bilingual education!




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As parents, we have witnessed many events recently and have seen that the communication of the school’s administration is completely away from reality. I have long reflected and hesitated to post on this site. But the accumulation of contradictory facts prompts me to share my opinion here. I am well informed because I personally know several staff members as well as many parents. First there was this meeting with the Board where the latter asked parents not to speak out publicly so as not to undermine the reputation of the school and where they proclaimed that their door was opened. But who are they laughing at? Do they forget that parents spoke to the principal on numerous occasions to ask basic questions but that his door was closed as soon as the questions became problematic for him? That to these questions, unanswered to this day, he has only opposed his contempt and his arrogance? Finally, does the Board forget its responsibility? The reputation of the lycée absolutely does not need the parents who express themselves to be tainted! The dysfunction of the institution is public knowledge beyond our community and the responsibility rests with the principal (the one in office and above all the previous one) but also with the Board which for years has allowed decisions that no other School would have accepted because they go against the most basic ethical standards. Thus, how can one explain that three directors had spouses as teachers in the last school year, with the conflicts of interest that this inevitably leads to, not to mention the blatant underqualification of one of them. Even today, the principal himself is at the heart of a conflict of interest and he ignores all the queries and concerns of the community with a superb contempt! Instead of trying to silence critics, it may be necessary to dry them up at the source by questioning the responsibilities for these drifts.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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The teachers are overworked as it is, but even when they weren't, they turned their backs on any sort of incident that was unfair or dangerous. As the school continues to market their "state of the art" facilities, which they are not, the self-esteem of the children who are bullied goes unchecked. This has not happened to my children, but I have heard it from other parents..

Supports LD students: Disagree


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The school has no resources and the teachers have no background or instruction in effectively teaching students with learning differences.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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I agree with what everyone has said about Principal Veteau having no leadership skills whatsoever, and this doesn't seem to bother anybody, at least not to the extent that he has improved. The school has changed in dreadful ways since he has taken over.



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Very interesting how, on March 28, a group of community members got together and agreed to write positive reviews of the lycée. I'm not sure it could be more obvious. I agree with the previous reviewer that never has there been such a vigorous defense of a school, but the flaws of the school are so many and there is no indication that anything is improving. How can it when 5-star reviews do not acknowledge that there even are problems? The grabbing for money has become ridiculous (so, I don't know how it can call itself a "value"), and I do not think the money has helped the school in any way. The problem is with the education, not facilities that cannot even be properly staffed. I agree with the previous reviewer who wrote French is not spoken in a way of a true immersion school. When I am there to volunteer (and parents must volunteer if they want to have any idea of what is going on), French is never spoken in the hallways and the teachers do not seemed to be bothered by conducting their classes with so much English spoken. Also, almost every parent I know has their child in additional programs, whether for Math or English, but mostly for French - FRENCH! A French immersion school whose students require supplemental French! How can that be? And how does that not impact the so-called "value"? And with all the necessary tutoring in various subjects after a full day of classes, when can a kid just be a kid? The answer to this is now providing one-on-one time with a teacher. How is that immersive? And why is this necessary? I think they need to take a hard look at how they have gone from a better private school in Chicago to (as a previous reviewer aptly wrote) a school with no identity. It tries to mimic immersion schools, private schools, and even public schools, and fails in all arenas. I had to laugh at the review that said the school prepares its students for Harvard, Stanford, etc. If once every 5 years a lycée student gets accepted to an Ivy League college, which is much less than any other private school in Chicago, the school is hardly in the position to take credit for it. The lycée is a master of marketing, but that "statistic" runs afoul of logic. The lycée is not known for Ivy League matriculation. It's known for its students uttering some French, parents thinking it's fluent, and paying tuition plus other contributions.

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