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Admissions

We understand choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your family in person to gain an understanding of your child’s needs and interests, and to share our school’s true experience. In the meantime, be sure to check out Our School by the Numbers Infographic.

Review the links below to learn more about our outstanding curriculum and educators at Chesterbrook Academy:

What do parents think about Chesterbrook Academy Elementary?

The admissions process begins in January each year.  Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis pending all admissions criteria are met.  Our process begins with a tour of our school.  Next, your child will participate in a discovery day, where s/he will visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and take the Metropolitan 8 Admissions Test.  The results of this exam, along with prior school records, teacher recommendations and discovery day observation notes, will be used to make an enrollment decision.

Financial Aid is offered on a needs-basis.  For more information and to apply, please visit sssbynais.org/parents.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact our Director of Admissions at 630-527-0833 or Samantha.Rudnicki@nlcinc.com

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Nobel Learning Communities Inc. recognizes that some children may be prepared to enter kindergarten even though their birthdays may fall past our traditional cut-off date of September 1.  Accelerating a child’s grade placement is a very serious decision, and we want to assure parents that the decision is made with data and input from a variety of sources.

For parents who wish to have their child considered for early admission to kindergarten,  our policy is as follows:

  1. The child’s 5th birthday falls before December 31 of the year you are applying to Kindergarten.
  2. The child’s preschool teacher recommends evaluation for placement.
  3. The child scores 90% or higher on the Metropolitan 8 Admissions Test.
  4. The child successfully completes a classroom visitation as prescribed by the principal.
  5. The parent signs the Waiver of Responsibility, acknowledging that early admission to kindergarten does not ensure admission to Grade 1 in the following year in our school or any other private or public school.

We are invested in your child’s future academic success, and we want to make sure that we work together to make certain that all placement decisions are made with your child’s long-term success in mind.


Schedule your child for a Discovery Day

After you’ve had the chance to visit our school, we invite you to schedule your child for a complimentary Discovery Day*. A Discovery Day gives your child the chance to spend a day with one of our students, experiencing all aspects of our curriculum, specialty classes and personalized learning environment.

*Subject to availability.