About Us : Facts & Figures

Accreditation Organizations:

  • ISACS - Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools
  • LMAIS - Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
  • NCA - North Central Association: Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement

    Location:
    We are conveniently located on Route 25 just north of its intersection with I-90.
    1600 Dundee Ave. (Route 25)
    Elgin, IL 60120

    Phone Number:
    (847) 888-7910

    Daily Schedule:
    Preschool 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Mon-Fri or Mon/Wed/Fri (3s and 4s)
    12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri (4s only)
    Kindergarten 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Grades 1-5 8:25 a.m. 3:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:25 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Wednesday*
    Grades 6-8 8:25 a.m. 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:25 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Wednesday*
    *Earlier dismissal on Wednesdays to provide extra time for faculty meetings.
    Extended Care available starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

    Enrollment (2007-2008):

  • 193 - Total Students
  • 174 - Day
  • 19 - Boarding (boys & girls)
  • 13 - International

    Class Sizes:

  • Preschool: 8 students per teacher
  • Kindergarten: 13-14 students per teacher
  • Grade 1 - Grade 8: 15-16 students per teacher

    Boarding Program:

  • Capacity (12 boys & 8 girls)

    International Support Program:

  • Students from several countries receive English language support as they take part in our curriculum.

    Special Offerings:

  • Outstanding faculty who know and love their students
  • Beautiful 53 acre campus, recognized as an Illinois Natural Heritage Landmark
  • Emphasis on character building
  • In-depth environmental education program
  • Art and music at all levels
  • Interscholastic sports in Middle School
  • Homelike boarding program
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) support

    Faculty:
    Members of our community are expected to demonstrate a love for children and a passion for their profession. Colleagues maintain a high standard of interpersonal interactions, professionalism, and character, realizing that, in their capacity as role models, children learn valuable life lessons from them every day.

    Transportation:
    Ask about transportation from your neighborhood.

    Where do our students come from:
  • Algonquin, Illinois
  • Barrington, Illinois 
  • Bartlett, Illinois 
  • Crystal Lake, Illinois 
  • Dundee, Illinois
  • Elgin, Illinois 
  • Elk Grove Village, Illinois
  • Gilberts, Illinois
  • Hampshire, Illinois
  • Hoffman Estates, Illinois 
  • Huntley, Illinois 
  • Lake in the Hills, Illinois 
  • Lakewood, Illinois
  • Lombard, Illinois 
  • Maywood, Illinois
  • McHenry, Illinois 
  • Palatine, Illinois
  • Schaumburg, Illinois
  • St. Charles, Illinois
  • Streamwood, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Maywood, Illinois
  • Naperville, Illinois
  • Stoughton, Wisconsin
  • Carrollton, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Gyeong-Gi Do, Korea
  • Tbingen, Germany
  • Qingdae, China
  • Schoolwide Affiliations:

  • JBSA - Junior Boarding School Association
  • NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools
  • ISACS - Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • NEA - National Education Association
  • NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • NMSA - National Middle School Association

    Teacher Affiliations:

  • ASCD - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • ACEI - Association for Childhood Education International
  • IAGC - Illinois Association for the Gifted
  • NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
  • NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
  • IAHPERD - Illinois Association of Health, PE, Recreation, and Dance
  • IGMSA - Illinois Grade School Music Association
  • Friends of the Fox River,
  • FVLF - Fox Valley Land Foundation
  • Citizens for Conservation
  • ACA - American Camp Association


  • 1600 Dundee Ave. | Elgin, IL 60120 | phone: 847-888-7910 | email: info@frcds.org