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2017-2018 Preprimary Program Changes

Dear Ancona Community, Expect to see some changes to the Preprimary program in the 2017-2018 school year. These changes were made to offer more options to more families. We know that the wide variety [...]

Curriculum Connection: Activism and Project Based Learning

PSAs, Ofrendas, and Editorials Written by Ryann and Thomas, Ancona Students This year in 7th and 8th grade, we have been working on activism within editorials, PSAs (public service announcements) projects using Imovie , and [...]

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 [...]

Events at Ancona

January 17th
  • APC Meeting

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

January 18th
  • Mexico Trip Fundraiser

    Breakfast and Lunch Sale

January 19th
  • Mexico Trip Fundraiser

    Breakfast and Lunch Sale

January 20th
  • Peace and Justice Assembly

    8:30 am to 9:30 am

January 27th
  • Monarch Assembly: Preprimary - 2nd Grade Students

    8:30 am to 8:50 am

January 28th
  • Winter Work Day at the Farm

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Location: the Farm

January 30th
  • Financial Aid Application Due - New Families

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 >