Children Of Peace School
Chicago, IL 60612
About This School
In 2010, Children Of Peace School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Children Of Peace School Reviews
I have been a member of the COP family for 5 years and counting I think that there is a safe and good educational environment for the kids... As it is the case with most and there I say all schools in Chicago there is always areas that can be improved or revive... Over all the school does deliver at the end with exceptionally bright and ambitious children that end up going to outstanding high schools... That is what I want for my child and in my opinion COP will open the right doors...
We live in the West Loop and found a gem called Children of Peace. It is Pre-K through 8th grade and is located on Taylor Street in the Little Italy/ University Village neighborhood is AMAZING. The students represent the makeup of Chicago. Most schools say they are diverse but this one actually delivers. I don’t think you could meet a more passionate set of teachers and administration in Chicago. The school actually has outdoor green space and appears to be dropped in the middle of the medical schools and hospitals. In fact, the school’s science lab was built by RUSH hospital. The school has a lot of cool partnerships due to its proximity to UIC, RUSH and the other hospitals. Many people in the medical profession have their children attend Children of Peace. It is a nice private education with small class sizes and the price averages out to $88 per week. It starts with pre-school. You can opt for Montessori or the traditional pre-school at 3 years of age. There is a new principal who is always available and knows every child by name. One of the coolest features of Children of Peace is that it has a deaf and hard of hearing program in one of their buildings. Children of Peace School has an old school vibe but laced with the latest technology. If you are looking for a great education and don’t want to worry about your child being lost in a sea of children…this is the school for you.
We visited and were rejected by 11 schools including some of the best known LD programs in the city. Our son has an auditory/language processing disorder which is the easiest to remediate. COP not only has a wonderful program, they are genuinely excited about him. In addition, COP has a wonderful summer program for children with LDs. They are hidden gem of expertise, compassion and genuine love for LD children and their families.
I think the teachers should undergo a course in public relations or more to the point, they should learn how to interact with the parents and grandparents of the students. I was not impressed with the way I was treated when I met my granddaughter's teacher for the first time this year. She treated me like I wasn't even there but she treated the others parents like they were her best friends. Ms. Helgerson treated me the same way last year. I'm 52 years old and I think I can detect bigotry in its most subtle form. This year, I haven't been coming up to the school very often, as opposed to last year when I was dropping my granddaughter off and picking her up daily. Last year even after transporting my granddaughter and familiarizing myself with the staff, I was still being treated by the white staff members as if I was a criminal and had no business inside the school facility. When I spoke to the teachers I barely received any favorable responses. This is something I think should be addressed immediately before your ethnic diversity is minus AFRICAN AMERICANS!!
Great school, smaller-sized classrooms, involved/dedicated teachers, great administrative staff.