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Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary School

4520 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 769-4211


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught "*Gym class each week with school's physical education teacher. *Regular participation in art and music activities, as well as music with the school's music teacher and Arts Ailive presentations. *Computer lab once a week" --taken from Queen of Angels informational brochure

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Queen of Angels School educates our students to have lifelong Christian values and academic skills that will prepare them for the 21st century."

-taken from Queen of Angels informational brochure

A Typical Day

"Our program provides each child a variety of experiences to meet her/his needs. Activities are arranged for individual and group experiences as well as free choice play. Teachers work with children individually to develop specific needs and with groups to promote social interaction and negotiating skills. Activities are arranged in interest-activity centers*."

*Housekeeping-Dramatic Play
*Outdoor Play/Indoor Motor Skills Area

-taken from Queen of Angels informational brochure

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Sharing Information is vital to the success of the student, parent, and teacher partnership. There are many opportunities for parents and members of the school to work together. The school encourages all parents to take advantage of the following communication/information sources:
*September "Back to School Night"
*Weekly Family Folders with information on school happenings
*Monthly Preschool Newsletter/Activity Calendar
*Fall and Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
*One-on-one appointments with Teachers/Principals (upon request of parent or teacher)
*Annual Parent Handbook
*Principal's Coffee With Parents-3 times per year
*Parent Mentor Group, established to ease the stress of joining a new school community by pairing each newly registered family with an experienced school parent"

-taken from Queen of Angels informational brochure

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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