I am SPIRITED.

A robust arts program means children express all parts of themselves—in and out of the classroom.

I am AKIBA >

I am EXCITED.

Teachers at Akiba are not the “keepers of knowledge,” but empower students to find answers themselves. 

I am AKIBA >

I am BOLD.

Creative pedagogy and out-of-the-box thinking promotes passionate, self-motivated, and autonomous learners.

I am AKIBA >

I am ROOTED.

Grounded in primary sources and 4,000 years of tradition, children think critically and grapple with their identities as Jews in the modern world.

I am FOCUSED.

Multi-age classrooms and flexible groupings let children develop empathy, understanding, and leadership.

I am AKIBA >

I am KNOWN.

Low student/teacher ratios, individualized attention, and authentic relationships mean we teach students, not subjects.

I am AKIBA >

I am INSPIRED.

When you know you own your progress, you can fly to the stars. That's why we individualize.

I am AKIBA >

I am BRAVE.

We're busy at play, but it doesn't hurt to have weekly yoga, music, library, swimming and cooking... with bananas.

I am AKIBA >

I am CURIOUS.

A play-based, Reggio Emilia-inspired Preschool + Kindergarten lets children be authentic, organic learners.

I am AKIBA >

Calendar

Tuesday 1-24

Middle School Spaghetti Dinner

Tuesday 1-24

Coffee & Kindergarten

Saturday 2-11

Tu B’Shvat


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Akiba = Proven Success

5

Number of years above grade level our 8th graders score in "reading," according to the national Terra Nova tests.

#1

Our ranking compared to peers in a recent PEJE Parent Survey in the topic "critical thinking."

84%

of the graduates who applied to CPS Selective Enrollment High Schools were admitted to their 1st choice in the last 15 years.



From our Blog

Blue Room Bees

Since it's the bees that bring us the honey for Rosh Hashana, our four-year-old class, the Blue Room, has been studying bees. For example, the class discussed bee anatomy. The children learned the three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen. They also learned that the bee has two pairs of wings, six legs, two antennae and proboscis. After the discussion each of them captured their knowledge on paper by drawing, using symbolic language. See images and read more here.

Blue Room Bees

Since it's the bees that bring us the honey for Rosh Hashana, our four-year-old class, the Blue Room, has been studying bees. For example, the class discussed bee anatomy. The children learned the three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen. They also learned that the bee has two pairs of wings, six legs, two antennae and proboscis. After the discussion each of them captured their knowledge on paper by drawing, using symbolic language. See images and read more here.


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