Pre-K through 8th – ACES Academy

"Education Is Not The Filling Of A Pail, But The Lighting Of A Fire."

William Butler Yeats

Whether you are a current homeschool family seeking a supportive and nurturing environment to supplement your child’s education or you are new to the homeschool community, ACES PreK-8 Academy can support you on your journey. We serve families in the far western suburbs of Chicago. Our programs provide parents and learners with additional supports for their home education. Together we learn better!

ACES PreK-8 Academy offers half day (ages 4-7) and whole day (ages 7-14) or “a la carte” classes (ages 4 and up) that meet in Oswego.  All classes are led by teachers; parents drop off students during the sessions. Programs are in session September-May.

Space is limited.  Complete your registration now or contact us today for a tour and to reserve a spot for your student.

Ages 4-7

Wednesday (ELA/STEM) Group (9:15am-12:15pm) with lunch option if staying for afternoon “Nature Investigations” class

Developmentally appropriate, literature-based curriculum created to allow kids to “be kids.” The ACES 4-7 Academy believes that play and work go together.  As the focus shifts from self to more global awareness of others, students will be provided with opportunities to interact with one another, forming relationships and connections at the same time.

Ages 7-9

Tuesday (ELA) or Thursday (STEM) Group (9:15am-2:15pm)

Building on longer attention spans and increasing independence, the ACES 7-9 Academy is designed to allow “growth with guidance.”  Cooperative learning forms an important framework for working together and building relationships.

Ages 9-11

Wednesday (ELA) or Friday (STEM) Group (9am-2pm)

Students in ACES 9-11 Academy show more complex thinking skills at this age.  They are now better able to share their thoughts in a discussion with an individual or a group.  Increased opportunities for presenting information in a variety of formats and expressing their opinions in persuasive or argumentative presentations are given.

Ages 12-14

Tuesday (STEM) or Thursday (ELA) Group (9am-2pm)

ACES 12-14 Academy allows junior high school students to develop skills that will be used as they transition to a path of life long learning.  Assistance in developing more refined work habits and study skills along with multiple opportunities to observe, reflect and demonstrate thoughts through writing, speaking and presenting.