BELONG...


To Our Early Learning Community.


Your child’s haven in the big city – a community with a passion for play-based learning. Sonnets Academy has selected the best locations that match the unique feel of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with access to the best parks and play spots the city has to offer. 

1932 N. Clark St.
(312) 951-1024
 

 

430 W. Erie St. 
(312) 344-1926

229 S. Peoria St. 
(312) 733-7580

5548 S. Hyde Park Blvd. 
(773) 891-0029


Because the teachers are the core of any school’s success, the ones who benefit most are the children! Sonnets Academy teachers are caring, creative & organized, their curriculum centers around learning and development-based initiatives.
— Nicole R., Sonnets Academy Parent - River North

GROW...

FROM INFANCY TO PREKINDERGARTEN,
WE SUPPORT AND PREPARE YOUR CHILD.
 

 
 
 

SIX WEEKS TO SIX YEARS

Our play-based curriculum begins at early infancy and continues through prekindergarten, concentrating on the process through which children learn. Discovery-based play expands imagination, encourages sense of wonder and provides a diverse & comprehensive foundation for cognitive, social, emotional & creative growth that will shape their adolescence and adulthood. 

Infant Program: 6 Weeks - 15 Months

Infant Program: 6 Weeks - 15 Months

Twos Program: 24 Months - 36 Months

Twos Program: 24 Months - 36 Months

Preschool Program: 3 Years - 4 Years

Preschool Program: 3 Years - 4 Years

Toddler Program: 15 Months - 24 Months

Toddler Program: 15 Months - 24 Months

Prekindergarten Program: 4 Years - 6 Years

Prekindergarten Program: 4 Years - 6 Years

 
We have two kids enrolled at Sonnets and we couldn’t be happier. First, they love our kids! They helped our son get excited for his new baby sister and they often take him to her classroom so he can visit her. Second, the curriculum is outstanding. Our son has learned so much academically and socially. I feel like the teachers are truly partners in helping to nurture and develop our kids. And, best of all, our son looks forward to going to school each day.
— Erica R., Sonnets Academy River North Parent

PLAY...


IGNITES A CHILD'S NATURAL DESIRE TO LEARN.
 


LEARNING THROUGH PLAY EVERY DAY

Through play, children discover their surroundings – socially, emotionally, cognitively & physically. This is unique for each child at each stage of development. Sonnets Academy teachers celebrate diversity in their classrooms - understanding each child’s distinctive style of play and the cultural and developmental factors that contribute to these differences among children. Our teachers create classroom activities that each student can build upon in their own way – focusing on strengths.


WHAT DO ANTS LIKE TO EAT?

Our Preschoolers were on a mission to find out. Like all animals, ants need ENERGY that they get from eating. After learning that insects gravitate towards sweet things because the sugars are a quick source of energy for them, our preschoolers picked out a few snacks for our ant friends to try. Will they choose the raisins, the oranges, the honey, or the goldfish? 


DISCOVER...

SELF-EXPRESSION through
the arts, language & wellness.
 


Principles of Early Education

Read about our unique approaches to ensuring that your child is happy, confident, and successful.

 
 

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Provide your child with the best educational foundation, and make the most of their early years. Sonnets Academy's dedication to whole-child development provides a diverse and well-rounded learning environment in our discovery-based curriculum and enrichment programs. 

From teaching the basics of physical and emotional well-being in yoga class to expanding linguistic horizons in Spanish class, Sonnets Academy exposes our students to a balanced and comprehensive variety of learning opportunities. Sonnets Academy's weekly Spanish, yoga & music enrichment classes for every age group are
included in the cost of tuition. 

SPANISH

Learning multiple languages from the start accelerates cognitive development and stimulates cultural awareness. Our Spanish Programs Director uses interactive musical play and art to create a fun bilingual atmosphere. 

Yoga_David.jpg

YOGA

Introducing yoga is advantageous at an early age, beginning with infant massage and transitioning to fundamentals of balance, strength & flexibility, Our yoga program builds confidence in our students relationship to their bodies and their attitude toward physical activity.

DanceParty_IMG_2793.JPG

MUSIC

Music provides the perfect blend of play and education in an atmosphere of vibrance and enthusiasm. Learning about rhythm and beats through song and dance introduces basic math skills, promotes early literacy, and strengthens motor skills and coordination.


CONNECT...

COMMUNITY MATTErs AT SONNETS ACADEMy.
 


All Images featured on our website are Sonnets Academy Students, Parents, Teachers and Directors - reflecting joy and excitement toward learning that results from the sense of togetherness that our school atmospheres promote. Each school offers events and opportunities for families to connect with each other and participate in play-based learning. When parents and teachers work as a united front, students find confidence in knowing that they are supported by a team. 


PARENT CONNECTION

 
My son has been enrolled at Sonnets for his first two years of life since he was four months old. He has received the most phenomenal education and experience here, and I cannot recommend it enough!
— Katie J., Sonnets Academy Parent, Lincoln Park
IMG_9977_Edited.jpg
 

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Promoting a strong connection between school, home & community for our families allows students to build upon what they learn in the classroom. By educating our children about their community and other cultures at an early age, students learn to celebrate diversity and take pride & ownership in their future role in the community.
— Laura Davis, Sonnets Academy Executive Director

DISCOVER OUR PLAY-BASED LEARNING IN ACTION

Make the best choice for your child's early learning environment. Bring your child along for your Sonnets Academy tour to help them feel comfortable and confident in their school community from the start. A warm welcome and a bit of encouragement are key to building excitement about belonging to the vibrant and bustling atmosphere that Sonnets Academy teachers and students create - together.

Sonnets Academy welcomes new touring children by introducing them to each classroom and teacher, letting them get to know the space, and inviting them to circle time, stations, & free play. Your child will feel welcome, valued & important. Sonnets Academy emphasis on individuality and strengths is the foundation for our cooperative learning community. 


STAY IN TOUCH


INQUIRE...   

HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP!

 

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
How have you learned about us? *
Select all that apply.