• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Year 6

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    Tricia Stearn

    Year 6 Leader and Teacher

    Tricia Stearn

    I was born and raised in London. I initially turned to a career in hospital pharmacy and progressed through various roles. Deciding on a new career path and keen to develop further, I attended Kingston University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Nutrition and Health. While completing my degree, I worked with an active living charity, which aimed to increase the physical activity levels of families. Volunteering for such an organisation reignited a childhood dream to be a teacher and I was taken in a new direction. Upon leaving university, I began working with a charitable Saturday school for disadvantaged children, in their Science program. I then secured a place at the University of Greenwich and completed my teacher training. During three successful years at a vibrant, inner-London school, I have taught in Years 5 and 6 as well as have taken on the role of Science Curriculum Development Leader.

    I love that there is always something new to do or see in Chicago. My favorite experience so far has been kayaking down the river, and I'm looking forward to the various festivals and musical performances taking place throughout the year.

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  • George Sainsbury 2016

    George Sainsbury

    Year 6 Teacher

    George Sainsbury

    I grew up on the beautiful south coast of England with my two brothers, a sister and a succession of pets. I attended Mountbatten School in Romsey, Hampshire and went on to study for a bachelor’s degree in Communication at Bournemouth University. When I was young, I had always wanted to be a primary school teacher, so decided to venture up to London and undertake a PGCE at Kingston University. I qualified as a teacher in 2006 and made the move back to Bournemouth. Throughout my ten year teaching career, I have taught in three large, multicultural junior schools. Special Educational Needs is a real passion of mine and for the last eight years, I have been a Senior Leader and led Inclusion in two schools. In 2012, I gained a post-graduate certificate in Coordinating Special Educational Needs from Exeter University. Another passion of mine are the Performing Arts; I believe children can gain so much in both their learning and confidence through the arts.

    Outside of school, I have many interests. I love to travel; I have been lucky enough to have seen a lot of the world, but there is still so much to see. When living in Chicago, I hope to discover and visit many places in America. I also very much enjoy keeping fit; this could be either running, swimming, cycling or going to the gym. I am eager to do my first marathon very soon (easier said than done!). While in Chicago, I am looking forward to visiting its theaters and museums. I have a keen interest in history and art.

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    Ellie Brown

    Year 6 Teacher

    Ellie Brown

    I was born and raised in Harrow, a borough to the North West of London, which is most famous for a prestigious boys’ school attended by Winston Churchill. I am proud of my London heritage and enjoyed growing up in a vibrant city full of life, culture and history. Away from the classroom my biggest passions include netball and travelling. I have been playing in a local netball league for five years and I enjoy working as part of a team to improve fitness and indulge in some friendly competition! I love to travel and am always keen to learn more about the culture and history of other countries. In recent years I have visited numerous countries including New Zealand, Australia, many European countries and, of course, The United States of America! I also use travel to test my personal boundaries; in April 2017 I walked the Inca Trail in Peru. After teaching in London for four years, I have decided it is time to spread my wings and move to Chicago. Having previously visited the city, I was inspired by its lively and friendly atmosphere.  I am thoroughly looking forward to the challenge of working in another fantastic city!

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