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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (3 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (3 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (2 responses)
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The Joseph Sears School 5

Posted April 06, 2016
- a parent
Sears is truly a wonderful place. It fosters a tight-knit and inclusive community facilitating a breadth of academic and extracurricular activities. Our children made lifelong friendships and felt more prepared than those from other schools when entering high school. They will always have their fond memories and friends from Sears.

The Joseph Sears School 5

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
We have been very pleased with Sears School for our children. Our three children attended the school all the way through. Each of them had a great experience with quality, responsive teachers and many extracurricular opportunities. We were very pleased with the education they received and felt our children were well prepared for New Trier and beyond. There are opportunities to be involved in many ways as a parent and the community is welcoming and supportive. Overall, we have been thrilled with the experience.


The Joseph Sears School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
With three children who each spent ten years at the school, we feel we know many teachers. We were pleased and or thrilled with all of them. They were caring, responsive, knowledgeable and took their job seriously. We always felt they were open and available to us.

The Joseph Sears School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
The four cornerstones of the Sears School code of conduct are Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Kindness. These cornerstones are discussed at every age level and posted around the school.

The Joseph Sears School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
It really is hard to pick one. We've had so many wonderful teachers. Math, Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies teachers are all A1. I really have nothing but good things to say about the teachers. The education is "tops" here. Honestly, I can tell the administration works very hard as well so I would want to thank them as well.


The Joseph Sears School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
Very effective. I always receive very specific and thoughtful feedback from teachers at conferences. Many Sears teachers hold advanced degrees from very good schools.

The Joseph Sears School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
The amount of homework progresses as the student progresses in age. Some parents think it is too much but I don't. The kids will be ready for New Trier and that is what matters.

The Joseph Sears School
Develops grit: Agree

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
This is a demanding school where students are appropriately challenged based on their abilities. The work load is demanding regardless of where the student is leveled. Students have to have to persist to succeed.


The Joseph Sears School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
I think they do what they can given the families they were given. I don't envy the administration nor the faculty.

The Joseph Sears School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted March 28, 2016
- a parent
I agree that the school does try via the 4 cornerstones. However, we moved in from a private school from out of state two years ago. We have found that most of the students are entitled, poorly behaved kids. I say most. There are a few good ones The behavior/maturity level of most kids at Sears seems about 2-3 years below the school we came from.

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The Joseph Sears School
542 Abbotsford Rd, Kenilworth, IL  60043
(847) 256-5006
Last modified The Joseph Sears School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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