Academics

Lower School
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Differentiating each student’s learning experience sets The Einstein Academy apart from other schools.  Every child can learn and move ahead at their own individual pace. 

Curriculum

1st/2nd Grades

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Language Arts

Students practice basic sentence and paragraph structure and oral communication skills, using a vocabulary-based spelling program. The curriculum involves integrated thematic literature and writing units.

Social Studies

Explores Native Americans, Pioneers and New World Exploration, African & Asian Empires along with Aztec, Inca, and Mayan Civilizations.

Science

A hands-on approach is used while studying at least one unit of life, physical and Earth Science each year all while emphasizing the Scientific Method. Topics for the thematic units include an introduction to Geology, Plants and Animal Habitats and Introduction to Matter, Biomes, Sound and Light, Rain Forests, Solar System, and Forces of Nature.

Mathematics

Students work at their own pace continually being challenged and enabled to go as far mathematically as they are able.

Curriculum

3rd/4th Grades

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Language Arts

English ( five paragraph essays), Grammar and Syntax. Context based vocabulary and research papers, public speaking, Integrated thematic literature units.

Social Science

Students explore United States History through the Civil War, Ancient Civilizations ( Egypt, Greece, and Rome).

Mathematics

Students work at their own pace continually being challenged and enabled to go as far mathematically as they are able.

Science

Meteorology, Ecology, Electricity/Magnetism, Matter and Cells, Microbes, Geology.

Curriculum

Lower School Specials

These classes are a part of the required curriculum for all lower school grades. 

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Latin

Students studying Latin in the lower school cover animals, derivatives, housing/life, number names, art/architecture, entertainment, mottoes/expressions, body parts, family members, mythology, Roman numerals, colors, geography/history, nature, and translation.

Physical Education

The students will develop and build basic motor skills, movement, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our goal is that students will adapt cardio workouts and physical fitness into their lifestyle. The Panther Athletic Program provides an equitable opportunity for students to participate in athletics while promoting role models, leadership development, time management skills, and group interaction with an emphasis on good sportsmanship.

Lower School Events

The lower school participates in the following curriculum events and academic competitions.

National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

Young Authors Program

Designed as a celebration to honor exceptional writing by students in grades Kindergarten through 8th, Illinois Young Authors’ Conference provides an opportunity for young writers to meet published authors and to hear how the authors themselves create the characters and stories that have become their books.

Science Fair

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Scripps National Spelling Bee

Battle of the Books

(Pre-K to 5th grades) (6th-8th Grades): Students are divided into teams and given a list of faculty-selected books to read. After a reading and discussion period, students assemble as a team and are asked to work together to answer questions about the books.

Community Service

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Excellence Through Classics National Exam

Excellence Through Classics is a standing committee of the American Classical League, dedicated to promoting and supporting elementary, middle school, and introductory classics program. Students are given the opportunity to take various National exams, beginning in third grade.

Introduction to Coding

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Career Day

VIP Day

This is a day set apart to honor grandparents and special people in their life. It gives our “Very Important People” a chance to show love for their grandchild and or special person while becoming aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.

Musical Presentations

  • Band (starting in 4th grade)
  • Chorus
  • Spring/Winter Programs

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is a competition by National Geographic for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). Registration is open to schools with students in grades four through eight (4-8). A student is eligible to participate in the Bee for a period of five years total.

Registration

How To Register Your Child for The Einstein Academy

If you would like to have your child considered for admission to The Einstein Academy for the current or upcoming school year, you can apply online.

See the guidelines to the right to make sure you have everything necessary to complete the application process.

International Applicants visit here

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office:

Call For Inquiry

(847) 697-3836

Mail For Inquiry

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Due to our rolling admissions process, we accept applications throughout the year. A non-refundable fee of $50 (or $100 for International) must accompany the application, payable to The Einstein Academy

02.

Each applicant is required to schedule a class visit as part of the admissions process.

03.

To be considered for acceptance by The Einstein Academy the following must be provided by the applicant:

  1. Copy of birth certificate
  2. Copy of report cards or assessment reports
  3. Teacher’s recommendation form
  4. Copy of results from any standardized test taken in the past three years

Get In Touch

Location: 747 Davis Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Telephone: (847) 697 - 3836

Email: info@einsteinacademy.us

School Hours: M-F: 8:00am - 2:30pm