TOILETING: It doesn’t have to be so hard

When to do it You can start the process of your child gaining Toilet Awareness from birth. This is possible by: Giving your child a rich language environment and consistently naming body parts, bodily functions, etc. Providing opportunities to sit on a potty chair once sitting independently. Using cloth diapers and underpants. By walking age (around [...]

CDS alumna stands out

Listen to the mother of a former CDS student tell this story... Over the summer [she] and another Beacon student flew to China to work with special needs orphans for 3 weeks.  After day 2, the other student needed to return home, and [she] stayed with the program. [She] made a pretty special and memorable connection when she [...]

Jordan West

Interview of Jordan West CDS Alumni 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 [...]

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? [...]

Bobbi Ann Fulk

Bobbi Ann Fulk Parent Testimonial Des Plaines, IL At the end of sixth grade, Renata was starting to develop a good sense of who she wanted to be, but it wasn’t fully formed nor focused. By having an opportunity to stay at CDS for Middle School, she was able to continue to nurture that [...]

Jamie Thorsen

Jamie Thorsen Parent Testimonial Winnetka, IL Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products and China Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets Dear Wendy, Alumni Perspective Parent Perspective Outcome Data

Dante Calise

6th Grade Class of 2010 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? Dante Calise is a senior at [...]