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White Pines Academy

14911 East 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439

(630) 243-1995


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy for the three, four, and five year olds is to form the mind, the heart, and the will of each child in an environment that insists on respect for all individuals, as well as all personal and school property. The environment provides the child with a real sense of security in which true learning can take place.

The importance of teaching the "whole child" is based on the fact that children are made up of body, mind, and spirit. Their dignity of being made in the image and likeness of God allows the teaching faculty to give personal attention to each student. This is reflected in academic matters, as well as in the area of structured "play-time" or discipline. White Pines Academy recognizes the importance of the early school years as the time when good habits are formed and the formation of character begins.

To provide the highest quality Catholic education and foster integrally formed Christian leaders. This mission is fulfilled as White Pines Academy students graduate as strong Christian leaders, convinced of the truth, prepared and committed to transform society where Christian values are taught, embraced and put into practice.
The mission is pursued through the development of the whole person (integral formation) encompassing the commitment to teach, to educate, and to form.

* To teach the mind, transmitting knowledge appropriate to grade level in an environment of academic excellence
* To educate the heart, helping each student to love authentic values and to develop a sense of what is good, right, noble, just, and beautiful
* To form the character, which serves as the foundation of all virtue and integrity
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Sample Pre-Kindergarten Schedule:
8:00-8:05 Morning Prayer
8:05-8:30 Circle Time
8:30-10:00 Students work in learning centers
10:00-10:30 Snack time
10:30-11:00 Recess
11:00-11:30 Spanish
11:30-11:50 Show and Tell
11:50-12:00 Announcements, dismissal of the half day students

12:00-3:00 Lunch, recess, nap time and reinforcement activities"
Excerpted from the preschool's website