Philosophy Inquiry. Excitement. Integrity. These are hallmarks of an education at The Children’s School. We work every day to honor children’s voices, to demonstrate the joy in learning, and to advance each student in his or her abilities and skills. We, at The Children’s School, are dedicated to teaching in the philosophy of progressive education. On a daily basis, our faculty work with the children to challenge them academically, support their social and emotional development, and celebrate their accomplishments. We implement a diverse curriculum and encourage each child to develop their intellectual curiosity each day.
CDE's Programing at Children's School Since 2005, our partnership at the Children’s School (Oak Park/Berwyn) to run a five-day a week after school program has been filled with many adventures. Building on the school’s philosophy of progressive education, the students take an initiative in their learning. The Kids Project teachers integrate visual art, literature, celebrations, games, dance, rhythms, music and cooking to teach a variety of subjects and themes. Recently, we've studied the top 20 smallest countries, robots, made a radio show and newspaper, the circus, and created many stories inspired by our students imaginative ideas. Below are just some of the fun moments captured at the school.