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Avery Coonley School

1400 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 969-0800


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that the joy and excitement of learning must begin early in life. Therefore, we place a high premium on developing the desire in our students to become critical thinkers and independent, lifelong learners.

We assist our students in realizing their intellectual, emotional, social, creative, and physical potential by promoting academic achievement, character development, self-reliance, self-confidence, and independent thought.

We recognize and are sensitive to individual learning styles. Within a traditional structure, we provide acceleration and enrichment, and foster an atmosphere where risk and exploration can occur.

We believe that diversity is the foundation for a strong, competent, and compassionate community. Therefore, we seek racial, religious, economic, and cultural diversity in our student body, faculty, and staff to enrich the learning process and encourage opportunities for creativity, problem solving, and risk-taking.

We strive to build a community where understanding and mutual respect are encouraged and where appreciation of the individual, civility, gratitude, honesty, kindness and consideration, responsibility, and volunteerism are nurtured as the child's moral development progresses.

Excerpted from the preschool's website