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Summer Reading List

Our librarian, Marsha Stewart, has prepared a summer reading list for the long summer days ahead.

End of Year Checklist

Pick-up remaining medications from the Main Office Scan the Lost and Found for any familiar items Print off health forms for next year and submit to Ancona by July 15th Check-out Miss Marsha's Summer Reading [...]

Save the Dates!

Though this year is  coming to an end, we are eagerly anticipating our time together next year. Please add these events to your calendar for future fun with Ancona: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Fun Run [...]

Summer Registration to Close June 20th

Register your Ancona student for Summer Journeys, an eight-week adventure for Grades 1-8 or Little Explorers, a rich 8 week program for three-, four- and five-year-olds. Divided into four, two-week sessions,  you may register your child for as many or few [...]

Events at Ancona

June 27th
  • Journeys: Spanish Camp

July 4th
  • NO CAMP or AYM - School Closed for Holiday

July 5th
  • Journeys: Spanish Camp

July 11th
  • Journeys: Theater Camp

July 15th
  • 2016-2017 Medical Forms Due

July 18th
  • Journeys: Theater Camp

July 25th
  • Journeys: Makers Camp

Mission

A commitment to the whole child

A child centered education that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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Diversity

DIVERSITY IS IN OUR DNA

An unprecedented commitment to a global learning community. 60% of our student body are persons of color. 20 languages are spoken in Ancona family homes. 25% of our students are diverse learners. 33% of our families receive need based financial aid.
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Curriculum

RELEVANT, ADAPTIVE AND COMPLEX

Multiage open classrooms, integrated units of study and experiential learning in and outside of the classrooms create an environment for young learners to flourish. Learn more >

Preschool

OUR STORY BEGINS WITH MONTESSORI

Ancona adheres to Maria Montessori’s belief that children are naturally motivated, active learners who build their own understandings of the world as they interact with their environment. Learn more >

After Ancona

ANCONA STUDENTS MOVE THE WORLD

Historically, Ancona graduates enroll at Chicago’s most selective high schools. In high school and beyond, they distinguish themselves as scholars, athletes, artists and intrepid world travelers with a genuine commitment to social justice both within and outside of their communities. Learn more >