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Does anyone have an opinion, information, ideas on Elmhurst Academy in Elmhurst. It's a Reggio Emilia inspired school. Right now it looks like it's either that or the KinderCare in Elmhurst on North Avenue for my 3 and 5 year old in the fall.

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We had a rough experience at Elmhurst Academy. To start, during our initial interview, we were told by the administrators that the classes hold school outside as much as possible, even in raining/snowing conditions. This is exactly what we were looking for. Several months later, during a 30 degree day that was snowing, I asked how the kids liked being outside during the snow. The response was unnerving. I was told it was too cold outside today so they were only out there for a few minutes. So there seems to be a policy that is told to the parents and another internal policy that the teachers adhere to. The class room that my child was in was extremely small, especially with all the kids in there. I was ok with that at first since I was told the kids are outside a lot. Not ok with that if the kids have to be inside all day. Being lied to (or misled) by a school is a really hard thing to come to grips with. I really expect that I can fully trust a school to be honest. I very strongly suggest avoiding this school. Considering the high price of this school, trust me, you will not be getting what you pay for, no matter what you are told. They also have other policies in place that could cost you much more money than you anticipated. One of them includes a policy where you pay hundreds of dollars up front for school registration fee. Well, even if you decide to leave (due to them being dishonest) after a couple months, you do not get that back. This was the worst few months of my child's life so far... He's been so much better since moving to a much much better managed school that just recently opened.
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