Tom & Andrea Hawes

Testimonials of Tom and Andrea Hawes about CDS Wilmette, IL Managing Director, Sandbox Industries  We struggled with the decision to move our children from our local public school to a more dynamic setting. While our public school did an excellent job in many respects, we felt that our children were not realizing their full potential [...]

Beckett Cummings

6th Grade Class of 2008 We feel that one of the most meaningful ways for you to know about the outcomes of a CDS education is to hear it from our graduates themselves. As we interviewed CDS alumni, we observed 5 prominent themes from their outcomes: What are our graduates doing now? Beckett currently attends Glenbrook South High [...]

Jackie Cortopassi

Jackie Cortopassi interview CDS Alumna 6th Grade Class of 2009 We feel that one of the most meaningful ways for you to know about the outcomes of a CDS education is to hear it from our graduates themselves. As we interviewed CDS alumni, we observed 5 prominent themes from their outcomes: What are our graduates doing now? [...]

The Parenting Leadership Class is Back! + 3 Things We Learned from Feedback

Due to popular demand, Michele and Jim Aspinall are bringing back the Leadership Parenting class! Take a moment to read the feedback to find out why. The next sessions will be offered on May 7th, 14th, and 21st. Contact Francesca to sign up. Babysitting is available. 1. Parents are Benefitting from the Classes I am so [...]

The Resourceful Child: More Insights from the Aspinall’s Leadership Parenting Class

(based on Work from Author and Psychologist, John Rosemond) Good Character is learned in the home first and foremost. The three R’s of good citizenship--Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness--are the bedrock of good character. A solid moral and ethical foundation supports the development of compassion, integrity, commitment, selflessness, and all of the other attributes that constitute [...]

The Trouble with College

(by Head of School, Wendy Calise)   Last week on Thursday and Friday, 12 of our CDS faculty and staff attended the National Association of Independent Schools' Annual Conference. As is always the case, it was a star-studded cast, and I could go on for pages about all that we learned.   But instead, I [...]