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Curriculum Connection: The Outdoor Learning Space

It takes a lot of people to build a garden. In fact, it will require the help of every man, woman, and child in the Ancona community for our new garden to [...]

Welcome Back Ancona!

On August 27th I had the pleasure of participating in Ancona’s Farm Raising. From hauling lumber with a three year old, to shoveling soil into garden beds with grown-ups, I had the opportunity to [...]

Auxiliary Program Changes 2016-2017

Welcome back to Ancona Auxiliary Programs!  The Auxiliary Program team just wrapped up a fantastic summer of camp and we're looking forward to After School, Before School, and Ancona Extra! Auxiliary [...]

The Fun Run and Ice Cream Social

Please mark your calendars and stretch your muscles for the Ancona Fun Run and Ice Cream Social - Sunday, September 11 2016. These two events have been combined into one day and your [...]

Events at Ancona

September 30th
  • 7th and 8th Grades Return from Camp

  • NO SCHOOL: New to Classroom Conferences

    AYM in Session AnconaExtra in Session

October 2nd
  • Honest Conversations

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location TBD

October 5th
  • 3rd and 4th Grades Leave for Camp

  • Admissions Open House

    9:30 am to 10:30 am

October 6th
  • High School Admissions Program: Meet and Greet Our Partner Independent Schools

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

October 7th
  • 3rd and 4th Grades Return from 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 >

Preprimary

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 >

Ancona Graduates

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 >