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 KNOWN.

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

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 CURIOUS.

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

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 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 SPIRITED.

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

I am AKIBA >

I am FOCUSED.

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

I am AKIBA >

Calendar

Thursday 9-21

Rosh Hashana - No School

Friday 9-22

Rosh Hashana - No School

Friday 9-29

Erev Yom Kippur - Early Dismissal


Spotlight

In the news: Our R&D Lab!
Welcome to our Podcast
Watch the end-of-year Montage!

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

Welcome to Preschool!

Preschool officially begins this week but our teachers have been busy setting up the classrooms and preparing for back-to-school night (happening later today!). But really, they are not only fun and enthusiastic teachers, they're also fantastic interior decorators. Here are a few notes on how to create a welcoming, homey classroom (and home?): The busy scene above resulted in this serene setting later on in the day... There is clearly a retro phone thing going on! Remember the whirring sound of the rotary dial? Inviting, cozy nooks abound. One of the preschool's decorating secrets is that you'll walk around a classroom and suddenly you'll spot a little surprise that you did not notice before, such as Jack the Fish, who, it turns out, has been in the Blue Room for a few years! Why put crayons in a simple box when they can be in cute little jars on a two-tier server? On the closet door: No ordinary bland bags, oh no! Baskets, wooden bins, cute bowls corral tactile bits and pieces to dig into: shells, glass beads, and blocks, but of course, no ordinary blocks... See images of the students' work here

Welcome to Preschool!

Preschool officially begins this week but our teachers have been busy setting up the classrooms and preparing for back-to-school night (happening later today!). But really, they are not only fun and enthusiastic teachers, they're also fantastic interior decorators. Here are a few notes on how to create a welcoming, homey classroom (and home?) See images of the students' work here


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