I am FOCUSED.

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

I am AKIBA >

I am CURIOUS.

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

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 INSPIRED.

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

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 KNOWN.

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

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 SPIRITED.

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

I am AKIBA >

Calendar

Sunday 12-17

Spread the Light

Wednesday 12-20

Chanukah Assembly

Monday 12-25

Winter Break Begins


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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

6th grader publishes poetry 

How did 6th grader Joseph Vadnai (Jo-Jo) end up writing poetry, especially poetry that is good enough to get published? Particularly when he has struggled with reading? He says he was inspired by classical music. "Music is wordless; poetry lets me use my own words, but it's linked to music.," he explains. He has written reams of poems and, after doing that for a while, he wanted to "let people see my poems," so he began looking for outlets. He's been, of course, published in our school newspaper, The Globe, but he searched for other opportunities and stumbled upon the American Library of Poetry. "I submitted to their contest because they said they would publish you even if you didn't win." And published he was! Read more here. 

6th grader publishes poetry 

How did 6th grader Joseph Vadnai (Jo-Jo) end up writing poetry, especially poetry that is good enough to get published? Particularly when he has struggled with reading? He says he was inspired by classical music. "Music is wordless; poetry lets me use my own words, but it's linked to music.," he explains. He has written reams of poems and, after doing that for a while, he wanted to "let people see my poems," so he began looking for outlets. He's been, of course, published in our school newspaper, The Globe, but he searched for other opportunities and stumbled upon the American Library of Poetry. "I submitted to their contest because they said they would publish you even if you didn't win." And published he was! Read more here. 


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