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Audubon School

3500 North Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 534-5470


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Teachers structure the environment to make sure that students get exposure to a broad range of ideas. Teachers create the structured criteria which students may explore.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers use small groups and individualized instruction -- teachers create opportunities for various levels of participation and make sure that participation in centers is high as that children can learn from each other.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Audubon provides an environment where all students are challenged through differentiated instruction to become engaged, thoughtful learners. We believe that children learn and thrive by playing and exploring.

A Typical Day

Whole group calendar
Math problem and story
Exploratory center
Language class
Lunch and nap
Free play outside or in gym
Art class

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

White board with list of daily activities
Regular conferences with parents

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to bring children before the start of school to feel comfortable. They also spend a short time in the classroom during the first week of school, but don't linger for long.