I am KNOWN.

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

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I am BOLD.

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

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I am BRAVE.

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

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I am EXCITED.

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

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I am CURIOUS.

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

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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 SPIRITED.

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

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I am FOCUSED.

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

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I am INSPIRED.

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

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Friday 7-28

Last day of summer camp

Tuesday 8-1

School Office Closed

Monday 8-28

First Day of School: Grades 1-8


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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

Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss

In the Yellow Room, the children have been busy creating. Researching on Dr. Seuss and his creatures by reading books and looking at life-size images of his characters inspired the children to create their own "Dr. Seuss" characters. First, they made a rough draft of what they wanted to create. Then, taking what aspects they wanted to keep, they made a line drawing with permanent marker and then painted it with water color. These drawings served as their blueprints in creating their character sculptures, using recycled materials like plastic bottles and shredded paper, as well as clay, felt, pipe cleaners, etc. After finishing their sculptures, the children wrote stories about their creatures, including where they came from, what their names are, and what they like to eat. Following Dr. Seuss, they also got creative with words, using silly spelling and working on rhymes. Now the question is, where will the children's imaginations take them next? See images of the students' work here.

Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss

In the Yellow Room, the children have been busy creating. Researching on Dr. Seuss and his creatures by reading books and looking at life-size images of his characters inspired the children to create their own "Dr. Seuss" characters. First, they made a rough draft of what they wanted to create. Then, taking what aspects they wanted to keep, they made a line drawing with permanent marker and then painted it with water color. Read more and see images of the students' work here.


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