Catherine Cook School

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226 W Schiller St

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 266-3381

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 505

Students Per Teacher: 10

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32 Parent Reviews for Catherine Cook School

We transferred to CCS from a Montessori curriculum and saw exponential leaps in learning and academic enrichment within a few months. Catherine Cook School (CCS) lives up to its mission and, thanks to its leadership and staff, is by far the most innovative and yet retains a core traditional value that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/06/14

This school does not live up to their mission statement or philosophy. They say they are an innovative and progressive school but they are very traditional in their approach to education.

Posted by a parent on 03/22/14

If you're looking for elite private Chicago schools, you have a few options. Latin, Parker, British, French, Catherine Cook. Catherine Cook is by far the least stuck up of all of them. Doesn't feel like the typical preppy rich private school the others feel like. And it's cheaper. They're expanding ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/14

We moved our daughter to CCS from another program and couldn't be happier. My child loves going to school and has learned so much. It still amazes me when I drop her off that every staff member in the school knows my daughter's name - from the head of school to the maintenance staff. There is a real ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/03/13

yes, you will be paying a steep tuition like all private schools, and a gazillion additional fees for lunches, field trips, early and late drop off ( 20 $/ hour ! ) gym clothes well as constant solicitation for yearly donations. in exchange, you get small class sizes ( 15 / teachers ), caring ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/08/12

Our child transferred to the school in 6th grade and has done remarkably well from both an academic and a social standpoint. She is happy and has lots of friends and her standardardized test scores went up markedly within two years, (from average to high 90s for math, for example) which is quite remarkable ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/12

Catherine Cook School has become one of the top schools in the city, and we are proud to have our daughter enrolled there. She started preschool in 2009, and we have been very pleased with our child's education and teachers. Here's what we love: the staff and administration run the school using sound ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/30/11

I have noticed that most of these less than stellar reviews are from 2007. In the four years since, Catherine Cook School has established itself as one of the leading independent schools in the city. Our oldest daughter started CCS in 2008 and our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. The faculty ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/11/11

I have two children at CCS and have been pleased with each teacher my kids have had for the last five years. The school is growing through the strong leadership of the head principle Dr Roberts. The teacher retention rate has improved and the school families are awesome. My children thrive at this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/01/10

Catherine Cook has a great group of parents, and administrators who have spent a lot of time thinking about the direction of the school. However, the administration spends a bit too much time focused on abstraction and not enough time on execution. Often you have the sense of being in the middle of an ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/08

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Chicago schools — Catherine Cook School is located at 226 W Schiller St, Chicago IL 60610. 226 W Schiller St is in the 60610 ZIP code in Chicago, IL Catherine Cook School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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