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Elite Children's Academy

Private | PK-1


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Posted July 24, 2012

My son has attended Mary Sears in Manteno since he was three years old. He is now five, and not once have I ever had a complaint about this school. The staff is so professional and everyone is so nice! I decided on Mary Sears after a few friends told me they had their kids there and were very pleased with them. I had checked out a lot of other schools for my son but nothing compared to Mary Sears. They do so many fun things with the kids and my son loves the summer camp! From swimming, to pony rides, going apple picking, musicals, and much more, I would recommend this school to every parent. Thank you Mary Sears for everything you have done over the years for us! I love you guys!
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Posted July 23, 2012

As life-longer learners ourselves, we were initially drawn to Mary Sears reputation of maintaining a strong, comprehensive curriculum. We quickly came to recognize that the school had much more to offer: A focus on being and thinking positive, respecting each other, and learning responsibility. Each day, we were greeted with a smile from the school directors, Mrs. Keuter or Mr. Patrick, and our children would run into their classrooms to begin the day. The kindergarten program exceeded my expectations from the curriculum to the in-class projects, parties, and numerous field trips. The preschool program was equally impressive, and included audio, visual, and tactile learning elements for early language, math, and science. All of the teachers have been patient, polite, warm-hearted, and extremely accessible. Both of our children have grown intellectually and socially as students at the Manteno MSCA, and we are proud to be a part of the Mary Sears family.
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Posted July 20, 2012

My name is Catherine; my two children have been attending Mary Sears since they were infants. My son is now a kindergarten graduate and can read, write, and is also bilingual. He can speak Spanish and is very advanced in math also. He knows what the word respect means and has great manners due to the combined efforts of the staff at Mary Sears and myself. He is well rounded, advanced, and a respectful little boy! As for my daughter, she is 4 years old and is also very advanced for her age. She speaks Spanish, shows respect, and has good manners due to the efforts of the staff at Mary Sears and myself. The possibilities are endless. I am confident that I made the best decision sending them to Mary Sears for their early education. The school is filled with positive staff member and also very helpful. If I had to do this all over again, I would sign them up to attend Mary Sears all over again.
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Posted July 18, 2012

Mary Sears has been a very positive experience for my 3 year old. Being an only child he has learned to cultivate and nourish friendships, but, most importantly, he consistently shows improvement in early childhood development such as mental and physical capabilities. There are other daycare facilities in the area, however, I strongly believe the addition of the classroom setting is the difference that Mary Sears brings to the table. ----Mrs. Jordan
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Posted July 17, 2012

Both of our sons have been going to Mary Sears Children s Academy since they were babies and we could not ask for a better school. It s a place where you can drop your Child off, and literally not worry about them. The care is top notch and the respect they have for you and your children is outstanding. The program is structured very well and our boys love coming here. My 9 yr old met his Best friend here, and still keep in touch even though they now go to different schools. Both him & his best friend attend Summer Camp every year and really enjoy it. Our 5 year old looks forward to going to pre-school every day, and will also be attending Kindergarten at Mary Sears in the Fall, which by the way is an excellent program.
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Posted July 17, 2012

My 2 year old daughter has been attending Mary Sears in Mantino since she was 14 weeks old. I am amazed at how much she has learned and how social she is. She started counting in spanish one day out of the blue and she has so many little friends. The teachers are all wonderful with the children and give great feedback. I also like the fact that there is no television watching during the day. The children are always doing projects or reading stories or having "dance parties" according to my daughter. As a first time mom it was so hard leaving my baby and going back to work but knowing she is in a safe place where her needs are being met and she is having fun makes the process so much easier!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 51%
Hispanic 22% 24%
Black 11% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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23253 West Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 254-4911


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