What is it like being a student at North Park Elementary School (NPES) on Chicago's North Side?
It means enjoying a comprehensive and academically challenging curriculum integrating the best elements of traditional instruction and experiential learning with state-of the-art technology. Teachers, faculty and administration take the whole-child approach to promoting individual growth and ensuring each child's intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
As a private, non-sectarian, coed school for children in Pre-K-8 grade, NPES has a proven record of academic excellence. With one class per grade and an average of 20 students per class, every student is well-known, and receives individual attention from classroom teachers.
NPES offers a dynamic, nurturing, community that cares deeply about its students and prepares them to be confident, critical thinkers. From walking in the front door, the curiosity, energy and passion radiates throughout the school. In fact, every aspect of NPES inspires lifelong learning and supports core values, such as honesty, responsibility and concern for others. Through the active involvement of parents and caring professional staff, the school fosters self-motivation, self-discipline, and academic and personal excellence in every student.
In addition to classrooms, and a science and foreign language laboratory, art studio, music room and administrative offices, the school includes a newly renovated playlot with a sports court and stage area, a dining atrium, library and gymnasium.
NPES promotes friendship, understanding, trust and respect for those of all faiths and beliefs among its students.