Blog Archives

CPS Tier Locator Tool

Please use this link to find out (or confirm) the tier in which you live. Remember, the tiers are a factor in the CPS Selective Enrollment application process only.  Your tier doesn’t impact any other high school applications. Thanks to Kristin

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

High School Open Houses

Here is an updated version of the chronological list of Open Houses in the ChicagoLand area.  Please note that the Walter Payton Open House is Saturday, Nov. 4 (as opposed to Sunday, Nov. 5, as it was originally listed).   As always,

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Flex Fridays

One of the unique aspects of our program is the way we have blocked off most Friday afternoons to allow the JH classes to leave the building and take advantage of everything the lovely city of Chicago has to offer.

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

International Trips, 2018: Information & Application

Please review my presentation slides to learn all about the opportunities for NNM JH students to travel to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras or the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA) during spring and summer of 2018. A link to the

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Junior High Optional International Trips: 2018

Dear NNM Junior High Parents: Please join me this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 to hear about the optional trips available to NNM Junior High students during 2018.  We are running international trips to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) and the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA). NPH

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Next Week: St. Ignatius, Latin, Boarding Schools

Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30AM at NNM: Admissions reps from St. Ignatius will be at Near North to present and do a Q and A. All JH parents and interested 8th grade students are welcome to attend. Wednesday, October 4

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Three More High School Resources

My previous post had a link to the Chicagoland High School Open Houses calendar.  Use these three links to find: Potential questions to ask high school representatives (questions for students to ask; questions for parents to ask) An extensive list of

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Technology and Kids

Here’s an interesting article from Melinda Gates about the challenges of keeping up with the rapid evolution of technology, especially in terms of setting age-appropriate boundaries and expectations for children.  Gates offers some simple, yet effective strategies for “parents trying

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso