My two children attended The Chicago Academy beginning in PreK. It is an excellent school. The teaching staff are wonderful - and their great work is bolstered by the teacher training interns throughout the school. The parent community is outstanding. They display a very high level of commitment to their children and the school.
This school has a top notch faculty! From Pre-K through 8th grade. The students are encouraged to do & be their very best! It is a healthy & clean learning environment. They provide after school learning activities and sporting events as well. The art, music and gym teachers are also excellent and stimulate our students outside of the daily curriculum . The Principal Dr. Wei, greets each child as they enter the doors daily with a smile, rain or shine & sub zero weather! The front office staff is always helpful, professional and friendly. Even the engineers and custodians do their best to keep everything running smoothly and in fine working order and always CLEAN! Inside the school & out! Ours is a multi-cultural school with a diverse student and teacher population that works together as one. Most school information will go out in 3 languages to ensure the best communication with ALL parents. Overall, very glad to have my children as students in the Chicago Academy....a CPS AUSL that is working WELL!!!!
Great teachers that, despite the challenges they face as a CPS school, do a great job with every student. Lots of differentiation in the classroom -- advanced students are given opportunities to excel. And all students are encouraged to be confident leaders. Teachers also really promote a sense of community within the school. Some very dedicated and helpful parents (but always need more!). Plenty of extra curricular opportunities.
Best elementary. Good academic standards, sweet people like a and helpful teachers. Lotsof sports avaliable too and events..
In my opinion this is the best elemaentary school in Chicago. My daughter has been there since she was in first grade. My daughter is currently in seventh grade. The teachers are outstanding and they really help the students through their struggles. TCA (the chicago academy) also offers many programs and extracurriculars for your child.
I love the small community feel of our Chicago public school. The teachers are outstanding as well as the staff. It is a well rounded school.
I appreciate the cultural diversity within the school, the energy and commitment of the teachers and staff, and the amazing parents who donate so much time and talent.
The quality of education provided to students at Chicago Academy is great! The students are indeed challenged on a daily basis and the teachers care about their students.
There is a genuine feeling of carring and community spitit, older students helping younger ones, for example
I think we have the best teachers in the city. They really believe in what they are doing and want to make a difference in each child's life. I love the resident teacher program. If you learn from the best, you can be the best.
This is our 4th year at the school. Have loved every teacher so far.
My kids have attended the Chicago Academy for 4 years. I have nothing but good things to say about the school. The teachers are amazingly professional. They are wonderful to the children. The principal and parents involved are wonderful. I do not regret having transferred them to The Chicago Academy from a Catholic School. I think the education here is way more intense.
The Chicago Academy has a mentor teacher and 1-2 resident teachers in each classroom. The mentor teachers have masters degrees and they all stay extra time for professional development which definitely has provided the school with the best teachers. The mentor teachers are responsible for educating the children as well as showing the resident teachers how teaching works in the classroom. Many times, I felt that the education of the children was secondary to the resident's development and that the mentor teachers might be overburdened with the two responsibilities. The resident teachers are not encouraged to act as teacher aides or tutors and therefore, it should not be viewed that the school provides 3 teachers in the classroom.
I am now a Sophmore in the Chicago Academy High Shcool on the Thrid floor of this school, i was a student in the first graduating class in 04' and i must say although i thought that this school wouldn't help me in the future i have to say that the teachers are turly outstanding at everything they do and teach, they care for each and every one of thier students and even though som of the student may say its the worst place ever..tkae it from me...It will help you SOOOO much when you get to highschool all the things they teach you....you have no idea...i HIGHLY RECOMND THIS SCHOOL!!!
I was currently attending 6th grade at The Chicago Academy from 2003-2004. I think that this school was great. It taught me alot of things and the teachers were very fair. The principle knows how to handle difficult situations and he is a wonderful man. The staff is very nice and they seem that they like doing their jobs. There are lots of before and after school activities. I've been attending The Chicago Academy since 4th grade and I can't say anything bad about it. The teachers don't just teach but they help kids out in dificult sitiuations. At The Chicago Academy we also have resident teachers. They are very nice teaching and also learning something from us children.
I am a current 8th grade Student at The Chicago Academy. The accidemics in this school is spectacular, becuase we have resident teacher or Stundet teachers also we have more personalized ways of learning. our Extracurricualr activites are great. There are many morning and after school activites, great school to have you children in and now that is is soon to become a high school as well...
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