All Aboard Learning Express Inc Preschool
Chicago, IL 60646
About This School
In 2008, All Aboard Learning Express Inc Preschool had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2008)
All Aboard Learning Express Inc Preschool Reviews
My son starting at this school this year...we can't get over all he has learned at 3!!! His teachers are amazing! They really make him feel special. I love that all staff call him by name and interact with him not just his teachers. We got to be a mystery chef and reader this year which he loved. Excellent school with before and aftercare but most definitely a school!
This is the place to be!!!! We have both our kids enrolled and LOVE it! The teachers, administrators, even kitchen ladies are awesome! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The reading program rocks! My oldest has been reading at a 2nd grade level since December. The families in the school are also very kind. Great place! Highly recommend!
I absolutely agree with the negative reviews of this institution. It was run like a daycare, not a school. Even some of the aspects of the daycare part of it were undesirable; the staff seemed uncaring and inconsistent. As long as you dropped off your child early and picked them up at the end of the day they were fine but if you happened to be around during the day to see what might be going on, the staff were guarded and unfriendly. My child asked me not to hang up their work from All Aboard because it just reminded them that they had to go back there. That spoke volumes to me. I would not recommend this institution to another parent.
I can't begin to explain all the things that fall short with this school. I knew it when my child attended this school and it became more apparent after I compared notes with parents of children going elsewhere. The only time they encouraged familly involvment was when there was a fundraiser. Administration was not visibly involved in the day to day operations and was difficult to get in touch with about important issues. Any attempts to discuss issues were placed on us and other parents rather than the lack of communication and transparency. If you have the choice to send your child elsewhere, I would.
We did a lot of research and visited several schools and are delighted we ended up at All Aboard. We wanted a NAEYC accredited program that still had a strong focus on curriculum. Which is exactly what they offered. Our child has learned so much and is eager to go to school each morning. We are excited for our second child to begin as well. We highly recommend this school!
This is an excellent school. They really prepare students for grammar school. We went to this school based on the large number of students who test into gifted schools as a result of this program. We are thrilled with our daughter's progress and look forward to sending all of our children here. Also, they encourage parent involvement which has helped us get to know many of the families. Couldn't be happier with staff, facility, etc.
The classroom staff is nice and friendly. I am not impressed with their knowledge of children other than as a daycare facility. I would not consider this to be a preschool setting that prepares your child for school. Also, the owner/director touts herself as the one with the education; however, I have only seen her there to pick up the checks. She does not appear to be involved in the daily running of the school.