Elementary School Services

North Shore Academy Elementary offers a variety of activities from which students can choose to participate.  These activities include a mentor program, after school activities, student council and peer mediation.

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Our School  

We have a high staff to student ratio that allows us to individualize academic work and to have staff available to support students whenthey are struggling to problem solve effectively.  Our classrooms teams typically have 8-12 students, a teacher, and 1-2 teaching assistants.  Our elementary school has four classrooms, each supporting different age groups.  The academic  school day at North Shore Academy Elementary runs from 8:30 to 2:30.

Family Support

There are times when managing the complexities of parenting can be overwhelming.  We have developed a variety of resources to allow us to develop partnerships with parents that try to accommodate your busy schedule as well as your family’s unique needs.  We provide a wide range of support including informal problem solving over the phone, parent support groups, parent education groups and weekly family therapy meetings.

After School Program

North Shore Academy Elementary offers a wide range of after school recreation opportunities for our students. Working closely with students, parents and NSA staff, we seek to offer meaningful and positive experiences for our students that enhance self-esteem, healthyChild in After School Program relationships and the attainment of social skills. The program offers students leisure and recreational activities that nurture social skills. We view our after school program as an important component of our overall effort to improve the lives of our students and direct them on a path that leads to a more fulfilling and promising future.  For more information regarding the after school program please contact Timothy Kvasnicka.

Mentor Program  

North Shore Academy Elementary offers a mentor program for those students who are interested.  The Mentor Program provides these students with an opportunity to spend quality time with a caring and supportive adult.  Mentors plan weekly activities that encourage students to accept challenges, identify and develop strengths, as well as pursue meaningful relationships.  Mentoring helps students gain skills and confidence to be responsible for their future. To receive more information regarding our mentor program feel free to contact Kyle Thompson.

Student Council 

Student council is comprised of representatives from each classroom and every interested student will get an opportunity to participate in student council throughout the year.  Student council meets twice monthly and is organized each quarter by the quadrants of the Circle of Courage.  The goal of student council is to help students develop skills in the areas of belonging, generosity, mastery and independence.

Lunch Program 

Students can bring lunch from home, or sign up each semester for our hot lunch program.  The program cost $4 per day and a fee waiver is available for families that qualify.  Click here for a Sample Lunch Menu.  On Fridays students are served food delivered from local restaurants.

Transportation Services 

Students from North Shore Academy Elementary are provided transportation to and from school by a number of different transportation companies.  North Shore Academy Elementary works with member districts to decide the best transportation options for each of our students. Once enrolled at North Shore Academy Elementary, each family will receive specific transportation information.

Transition Services 

The goal of North Shore Academy Elementary is to prepare students to return to their home district schools.  The process of transition generally begins as a student attains Level 4 or Level 5 status based upon the Level System.  The student, parents, home district, and North Shore Academy Elementary discuss the readiness of the student to determine readiness.

North Shore Academy Elementary 255 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
North Shore Academy Middle and High School 760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, IL 60035

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