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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 [...]

New Employees for the 2016-2017 School Year

Nancy Nassr is our new Assistant Head of School. Nancy has been working in schools for well on two decades, having earned degrees from UIC and Columbia University. Most recently, she served as [...]

AnconaSummer Presents a World Premiere!

An Epic Tale of Scale explores the concept of relative size through theater and music. From the teeny tiny red blood cell to the expansive galaxy, students go on an epic journey exploring what it [...]

Events at Ancona

August 29th
  • Teacher Planning Week

August 30th
  • New Parent Orientation

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Including AYM

August 31st
  • Maria Montessori's Birthday

September 6th
  • New Student Orientation

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Classroom Drop-In

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

September 7th
  • First Day of School: K, 1, 3-8

    Including AYM Kindergarteners

September 8th
  • First Day of School: P4s and 2nd Grade

    Including AYM P4s and AYM Returning P3s

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 >