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Learn more about Embers Academy with some frequently asked questions and facts about our school. Please contact us if you have additional information that we can provide for you and your family.

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FAQs and Facts

What options for PK does Embers offer?

Embers offers preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Half-day and Full-day options are available.

What grades does Embers serve?

Embers serves students in grades PK3 thru 5th

Where do Embers students go after 5th grade?

Many of our students apply to two college prep institutions serving grades 6-12: Northridge Prep, an all-boys school in Niles, and Willows Academy, an all-girls school in Des Plaines. Both Northridge and Willows offer the strong academics and character formation that our students cultivate at Embers Academy.

What is Embers' total enrollment?

Embers 2022-2023 total enrollment is 230 students.

What recognition has Embers Academy received?

We have been awarded Illinois School of Character and National School of Character.

What foreign languages are taught?

Our students receive weekly Spanish language instruction starting in Kindergarten

Where do Embers families come from?

Our families come from Chicago and 23 Northern, Western, and Northwestern suburbs.

What are EA school Hours?

Grades K-5: 8:10 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Preschool Half Days: 8:10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Preschool Full Day: 8:10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Does Embers offer extended care?

Embers’ Extended Day Program includes care before and after school on all full days of school.

  • Before School Care – 7:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m
  • After School Care – 3:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
    • Session I:  3:05-4:15 – After Care (PK-2nd) or Homework Club (Grades 3rd-5th)
    • Session II: 4:15-5:30 – After Care (Pk-5th)

What extracurricular activities does Embers offer?

Embers offers a wide variety of stimulating extracurricular activities, including Beginners and Intermediate Band (grades 3-5), Advanced Band (grades 4 & 5), Embers Fire Choir (grades 2-5), ‘Spark’-lers Theater Club (grades 3-5), and Homework Club (grades 2-5).

What sports does Embers offer?

Fall Sports: Boys and Girls Cross Country (Grades 3-5) and Co-ed Soccer (Grades 3-5).

Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball (Grades 4 and 5 grades).

Spring Sports: Co-ed Soccer Club (Grades 2-5)

Embers competes in the City Suburban Catholic Conference (CSCC).

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Does Embers have a dress code?

Yes, Embers Academy requires a school uniform.

What lunch options does Embers have?

Lunches can be brought from home or hot lunch available every day, delivered from Marla’s hot lunch service.

What is the Embers Academy mascot?

The Embers mascot is the ‘Spark’.

Embers Formation

Embers was founded in 1995 by a group of parents who sought a wholesome environment for their young learners. With the hard work and dedication of many people along the way, Embers has been able to maintain the founders’ vision and mission of forming young children in faith, knowledge, and virtue. Embers Academy educates both the mind and the heart, forming young people enlightened by God’s truth, who are firm in faith and filled with hope. Together we are forming the next generation to become responsible adults who are prepared to make a real and lasting difference in the world.

The Embers curriculum is aligned with traditional middle school and high school curricula, laying a solid academic foundation throughout your student’s early years. Your child will graduate from Embers:

  • Having an impressive range of reading skills
  • Confident in his or her writing skills
  • With a strong foundation in the teachings of the Catholic faith and in the virtues
  • With well-honed study skills
  • One year ahead in Math

Your child will be equipped to face the challenges of middle school, high school, and beyond. Our parents consistently receive complements on how well prepared their Embers students are for the rigor of middle and high school curriculum. Our Sparks rise to the top!