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2016 Lorraine Reepmeyer Reception

To read more about the Lorraine Reepmeyer Award, follow this link >>

The 2015-2016 Annual Report

We are thrilled to share the 2015-2016 Annual Report with our community. From building the Outdoor Learning Space, to introducing Ari Frede as the new Head of School, 2015-2016 was a big year! Thank you to all the [...]

Help Ancona Grow

Dear Friends, Thank you to those of you who joined us for Ancona Day! We were thrilled to celebrate our wonderful community with over 200 Ancona families and friends. Today, we ask [...]

Ancona Launches New Curriculum Guide!

Our new curriculum guide gives current and prospective community members an opportunity to look at what we teach, and how we teach, at each of our different grade levels. The curriculum guide provides an aerial view [...]

Events at Ancona

December 6th
  • Reepmeyer Reception

    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

December 8th
  • Admissions Coffee

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

December 9th
  • Middle School Conference Day

    No School for Middle School Students

  • Coffee at the Farm

    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Location: the Farm

    Topic: Winter Greens

  • Monarch Assembly: Preprimary - 2nd Grade Students

    8:30 am to 8:50 am

December 13th
  • December Book Fair

December 14th
  • School Closes at 4pm

    Including AYM

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 >