We have several programs including a full time school, camps, and even a free math circle. Please read the program overview that interests you below, learn about what makes us different, or join us on May 19th for coffee.
Kindergarten - 6th Grade Elementary Program
We have both full and part time programs. Please click here for details about the tuition and schedule. Our teacher:student ratio is 1:8 or better. We believe that at the center of the school’s educational model, there need to be the five core subjects. They need to be deep and robust, and that the knowledge being learned in those cores is generalized through cross-disciplinary projects in order to achieve mastery. In order to provide a well-rounded education, we integrate the the arts, a robust social emotional curriculum and and physical activity into the program. Our top priority is your child’s happiness and engagement.
We teach many of our courses in a multi-age environment. In order to teach every child at their academic level, the children travel to the just right level class (groupings are dynamic), instead of exclusively being with their age peers. This is dependent on the child's readiness; the teacher will differentiate in the classroom if the child is negatively affected by the transition.
Social and Emotional
Strategy and Innovation
Middle and High School Lite
MAGE Middle and High School Lite is a program that provides a location and classmates for Middle and High School students to co-study. The purpose of the program is to provide a curated, structured (set at family level based on a common agreement) and supervised, relaxed, safe, and nurturing study environment for HG-PG students that provides social engagement throughout the day along with radical acceleration, etc., as needed. The students in this program might choose a mixture of classes through programs such as DAO or SOHS, our applicable offerings, etc. We create opportunities for mentorship and community service projects. We have a tentative college bridging partner. The long-range plan is to grow to a full-blown HG+ middle-high school. Until then, there is MS/HS Lite.
June 24-29 Ages 8-12 Camp Half Blood: Calling all Demigods! Finally, a Percy Jackson Fan Fiction Day-Camp just for you! In this Rick Riordan - inspired fan fiction writing camp, students will create, edit, and discuss their manuscripts and or act out scenes and skits. The end product could be a draft of a short story, poem, graphic novel, comic strip, or novella and so on. This camp is for students who are voracious readers and writers and fans of the Olympians Series and have read at least the first 2 series prior to camp. There will be a chance to have deep discussions around this area of interest with like-minded peers in a fun camp environment and to start friendships based on similar interests. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, science and art activities, and camp games. Camp ends in a showcase and pizza party.
August 5-9 Ages 5-8 Poop Day-Camp: Learn all about poop and other gross stuff in this silly science and history camp. There will be a chance to laugh and make friends with intellectual peers in a fun camp environment. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, science activities, arts and crafts, and camp games. Camp ends in a showcase and pizza party.
August 12-16 Ages 6-12 Radioactive Chicago Day-Camp: Campers will learn about various forms of energy, about measuring radiation, and even about the atomic bomb. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, science activities, arts and crafts, and camp games. Camp ends in a showcase and pizza party.
Free Elementary Math Circle Grades 1-4
Our Free Elementary Math Circle is not a selective enrollment program - it is open enrollment for all. An elementary math circle allows children to experience the beauty and creativity of mathematics in a non-traditional setting. Students engage in games, projects and discussions, with an advanced mathematician as their guide. The problems selected require very little mathematical knowledge to participate, but at the same time can challenge even sophisticated students or even math professors. Math circles increase mathematical literacy, confidence, resilience, collaboration and communication, skills that are critical in a STEAM field. Click here for info + registration.
MAGE After School
MAGE After School will start in the fall of 2019. You may click here for more information.