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Our School

Our Mission & Beliefs

The mission of Chesterbrook Academy Elementary in Oaks is to create an educational environment that develops 21st century learners through the collaborative efforts of parents, faculty and students. By customizing their academic and social experience, we engage students in authentic learning opportunities designed to foster their ability to become well rounded individuals in school, at home and in their community. We are committed to preparing our students to be:

  • Academically successful
  • Capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges
  • Confident in their ability to succeed

From the Principal

Dear Parent,

Since 2001, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Oaks has been known for its excellence in pre-
kindergarten through fifth 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, problem solve, 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 STEMscopes, art, music, technology, Spanish and physical education are essential to educating the whole child.

Rich and challenging content is the foundation of our curriculum; however, 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 by visiting places such as the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Learning and enrichment continues before and after the school day ends. Our extended day program runs from 3:30 to 6:00 pm, and includes fun and educational activities such as homework help, art club, karate, soccer, gymnastics and individual music lessons. We understand life can be hectic, and we are here to accommodate your busy schedule.

Please feel free to contact me to schedule a private tour. I look forward to meeting with you, gaining an understanding of your child’s educational needs, and discussing how we can work together to meet them.


Sean P. Heist
Principal, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School