Just a hop & a skip from a
Chicago treasure - Lincoln park.

Sonnets Academy - Lincoln Park is steps from the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Farm at the Zoo and the vast green space of Lincoln Park. In the warm months, you'll find us at the farmers market or at Cummings Playground for climbing, swinging and sensory time in the sandboxes. The school has a large indoor play space as well, great for gross motor activities during winter, big projects & yoga classes. 

Our preschool has a loading zone for easy drop-off and pickup for families who drive to school.



Director, Lincoln Park

Brianne Flynn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa with a focus on child development and family counseling and holds a Masters degree in Child Development with a Child Life Specialization from Erikson Institute in Chicago. Prior to joining Sonnets Academy, she worked as a Developmental Therapist in a therapeutic preschool; a Family Play Specialist for a non-profit organization working with families on how best to incorporate play into their unique families; a Child Life Specialist in a pediatric unit incorporating purposeful play into the hospital experience; and as an early childhood teacher in infant, toddler, and three year old classrooms.

Brianne has a passion for working with children and families and is excited to incorporate her experiences and knowledge building Sonnets Academy. She believes all children learn best through sensory exploration and individualized social-emotional attention and wants to help children become confident individuals who are excited to engage in activities with their peers. She believes that the process of a child’s learning and not the product best measures development.