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Ravinia Nursery School

686 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park, IL 60035

(847) 831-3700


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission at Ravinia Nursery School is to provide a quality preschool education to the children and families with whom we work. Because we view children in the context of their family, we view our relationship with our families as a partnership between home and school.
Ravinia Nursery School is a developmental preschool for children ages three, four and five years old. We provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment that allows the children to move at their own pace in a self-directed manner. It is important that children feel good about themselves and school.
We want the children to discover that school is a place where they will be welcomed and accepted by warm and caring adults and find classrooms that are filled with opportunities to learn about the world in which they live. We support their growth and a continuing desire to learn. We believe that through play children are encouraged to interact with peers and to develop a respect for themselves and for others. We see children as family members and serve families accordingly.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Ravinia Nursery School offers an extracurricular "Lunch Bunch" program four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Two days are designated for the morning classes and two days are designated for the afternoon. There is a fall session, a winter session and a spring session. Morning children bring their lunch to school ine th morning and go directly at 11:30 to the Lunch Bunch classroom until 12:00. Afternoon children arrive at 11:45 with their lunch and go directly from Lunch Bunch to their classrooms at 12:30.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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