05/22 · Schoolbelles Uniform Sale 8-9:30am ELA Gym
05/24 · 11:00am Dismissal: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
05/27 · No School: Memorial Day
05/31 · End of 4th Quarter
05/31 · Strive Girls Club Meeting 6:30pm
06/02 · Wigs for Kids at Touche Salon in Libertyville 2pm
06/05 · Last All School Mass 11:10am
06/06 · Field Day 8:30am-10:30am
06/07 · Graduation 4pm St Patrick's Church Lake Forest
06/07 · 11:00am Dismissal PreK-8:Last Day of School:Report Cards Distributed
06/10 · Teacher In-Service 8am-3pm
06/11 · Teacher In-Service 8am-3pm
08/19 · Faculty Returns: In-Service Week 8/19-8/23
08/24 · ELA Family Picnic
08/26 · First Day of School: 11am Dismissal PreK-8
East Lake Academy uses the Stanford Achievement test. We use standardized testing yearly to benchmark and measure student performance and progress against the broader population. Our Stanford scores consistently rank in the top 10% percent nationally. East Lake Academy students have consistently tested a full grade level above their age groups in core subjects.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
During these early years, the Academy’s primary goal is to foster a life-long love of learning. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs feature a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a nurturing environment. Committed teachers give personal, loving attention to each child helping to cultivate imagination and to teach basic skills and good habits. Creativity weaves its way through learning activities such as a phonics-based pre-reading program that leads children to begin reading as they enter kindergarten. Areas of study contribute to a cheerful and enlightening atmosphere for these young children. At this early age, children are keenly sensitive to Christ’s love for them and easily learn to bring that love to their interaction with others.
Grade One and Grade Two
An accelerated program rooted in the fundamentals is complemented by an emphasis on communication skills. Students keep journals to enrich writing skills, practice recitation and public speaking, and begin to prepare multi-media presentations. With an understanding of their students’ individual talents and motivations, teachers lead them on an exciting path of discovery. They not only impart specific information, but help children apply this knowledge to their lives using critical thinking skills. Teachers are careful to build a skill-set of study habits that will serve their students well not only at this level, but beyond.
Grade Three through Grade Eight
East Lake Academy teachers provide a challenging and stimulating environment for completing Lower School classes and entering Middle School. The academic program continues to focus on core subjects with major emphasis on writing, math, and science. Teachers further challenge and stimulate their students with contests in oratory, poetry, math and spelling.