Chicago Grammar School
Chicago Grammar challenges children to construct knowledge
through experience, within the richness and demands of a Classical
We believe that the over-arching purpose of a school is to educate for understanding, flexibility of thought and the ability/security to act on one's talents. We want the education provided by CGS to allow our grown children to develop new technologies, lead others in a moral/ethical manner, direct films and musicals, recognize and finance innovative businesses, or write and implement public policy. In summary, we want an education that fosters active, ethical and successful engagement with life and society.
The achievement of this ambitious vision for our children's future requires careful thought and implementation at the front-end-an elementary school environment rich with experience in both the creative and scholastic spheres. This thinking has led us to integrate prime elements from the best of both traditional and progressive educational methods that span time and space. Using 18th century refinements to a classical curriculum, current neuro-scientific breakthroughs, Italian educational philosophy and Asian mathematics, CGS prepares our students for the challenges of a global 21st Century.
Serving PreK - 7th grade for 2012-13. CGS combines the rigor of traditional learning with the creativity of progressive practices: project based work that integrates science, literature, history and the arts, is complemented with explicit instruction in reading, writing and math. Our Preschool program, full day and half day, is inspired by Reggio Emilia approach. Special scholarship opportunities for incoming 3rd-7th Graders.