Our mission as a school community of students, teachers and parents is to create a safe and nurturing environment that provides an engaging, authentic educational experience built on student centered data, current educational research and innovative instructional techniques. The mission is to develop the whole student academically, socially, emotionally and character foundations meeting individual needs and learning styles. Our foremost goal is to act as a catalyst for our students in developing their ongoing achievement and successes as lifetime learners.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary participated in the re-application process for accreditation through the AdvancedED Network. Below you will see CAES ratings in the “External Review” column compared to the national average listed in the “AEN” column. These reviews not only provided CAES with continued accreditation but also met or exceeded national averages:
From the Principal
Since 2004, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Naperville has been known for its excellence in kindergarten through eigth grade education. Over the years, parents have complimented us on our warm and enthusiastic teachers and our understanding of the needs of each child.
Our rigorous, standards-based curriculum was designed by the Nobel Learning Education Department, a team of highly skilled experts in curriculum design, instruction and assessment. We provide opportunities for students to master skills, solve problems, make positive decisions, and practice higher level thinking. Teachers personalize lessons to ensure that instruction is stimulating and challenging for each student. We believe that beyond the core subjects, classes in art, music, technology, Spanish and physical education are essential to educating the whole child.
Our curriculum is founded on rich and challenging content that engages students and inspires them to develop a love of learning. We understand, however, that students need more than academic knowledge to achieve future success. Field trips are one way to help students make real life connections to lessons learned in the classroom. We take advantage of the rich resources in our area with quarterly field trips to such places as the Chicago Field Museum, Robert Crown Health Center, Willowbrook Wildlife Center and the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio.
S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) activities are another example of experiential learning here at Chesterbrook Academy Naperville. Our Innovation Lab is equipped with a Lego wall, dry erase table tops and a work bench where students can experiment with Ozobot, Osmo Coding, Arduinos, and more. Our school also assigns an iPad® to each student in 3rd grade and above.
Learning and enrichment continue before and after school. Our extended day program runs from 7:00-8:45am and from 3:45-6:30 pm, and includes fun and educational activities. We understand life can be hectic, and we are here to accommodate your busy schedule. After school, students have the opportunity to complete their homework with a certified teacher and participate in a variety of clubs including chess, engineering, dance, soccer, karate, sculpting, cooking, coding, S.T.E.A.M. and more!
Please feel free to contact me to schedule a private tour. I look forward to meeting with you to gain an understanding of your child’s educational needs, and discussing our school’s mission.
Jenae Kleifges, Principal