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Alexander Hamilton School

1650 West Cornelia
Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 534-5892


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Activities- music center, art center, block center, dramatic centers, reading/listening center, writing center, computer stations, science/discover, water table, nutrition education, dance class taught by Hubbard Street Dance teacher, full-time art and music programs, field trips plus so much more.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Collaborative teaching, differentiated learning

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program has a well balanced curriculum, which works towards developing the whole child physically, socially and academically.

A Typical Day

Our main teacher works with assistants to provide a full school day as well as wrap-around care before and after school hours. This extended day model allows working parents great flexability for their children to remain at school for recess, lunch, nap, and afternoon snack with another recess.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent Meetings
One-to-One Conferences
Monthly Newsletter
Community Activities
Parent/Community Action Team
Monitoring of Achievement

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school