More than a music school, Twelve Tone Music School is a musical movement. Whether you are new to music or a seasoned musician, our immersive jam sessions and collaborative lessons are the best way to learn! Our weekly lesson model combined with add on, live jam sessions provide an hour and a half of fun musical learning unmatched in the industry. We provide all the fundamentals of musical education with the fun of learning how to play with a real-live band that is tailored to your child’s musical level, interest and genre.

Plus, our proprietary practice-at-home software will ensure your child’s practice goes from tedious to triumphant. Try out our innovative approach to music education by trying us for free. Sign up and redeem your free trial lesson today! Offer ends 9/30/21.

Twelve Tone Music School
1742 Glenview Rd
Glenview, IL 60025
Email: info@twelvetonemusicschool.com
Phone: (847) 901-7161
Online: http://www.twelvetonemusicschool.com/trial-4

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)’s Middle School Program for ages 10-13 offers a rigorous and fun investigation into art and design, with courses in drawing, painting, animation, fashion, comics and more! Fall and winter courses are offered both on campus and online, and are designed to allow students to learn new skills and bring their creative ideas to life, no matter where their interests lie. Join our talented teaching artists in a dynamic, interactive learning environment that combines visits to the Art Institute of Chicago and other exciting sites with live demonstrations, collaborative studio exercises, and real-time feedback from your instructor.

Upcoming Sessions:
Ten-Week Session, October 2-December 12
Three-Week Session, January 4-20

Register today– space is limited!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
Email: cs@saic.edu
Phone: 312-629-6170
Online: https://www.saic.edu/continuing-studies/middle-school-programs-fall-and-spring?utm_source=redtricycle&utm_medium=backtoschoolguide&utm_campaign=mspfa21&utm_content=mspfa21

Our award-winning facilities are simply the fun backdrop where kids do some serious growing. In addition to learning life skills and increasing confidence, studies show swim lessons help children perform better in the classroom, too. At Goldfish Swim School, we start swim lessons as young as four months up to age 12. Goldfish provides an age-appropriate, safe and comfortable learn-to-swim environment through guided play to ensure your children have the water safety skills they need and can use for life. At Goldfish you will find:

  • Trained and certified instructors
  • Free make-up lessons
  • Flexible class times
  • Individualized progression plans
  • 90-degree shiver-free pools

Come check us out at one of our 13 Chicagoland area locations. Mention Red Tricycle when you register for a FREE TRIAL today!

Goldfish Swim School
Online: http://goldfishswimschool.com/redtricyclebts

Learning Locally, Thinking Globally

At GEMS World Academy Chicago, the International Baccalaureate curriculum and our commitment to using Chicago as an extension of the classroom help students discover a world of possibility in and beyond their city. As part of a network of schools around the world focusing on developing the culturally competent leaders of tomorrow, we offer exchange and Field Studies to inspire new perspectives, challenge convention, and develop the resilience to embrace a future of unknowns. Our expert educators collaborate to ensure a robust, engaging, personalized, and joyful learning experience for every student.

Visit GEMSChicago.org/events to join us at one of our upcoming admissions events to learn more about our programs. Or schedule your personal tour by contacting us at admissions@gemschicago.org.

GEMS World Academy Chicago
350 East South Water Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Email: admissions@gemschicago.org
Phone: 312-809-8905
Online: https://www.gemschicago.org/events

Chicago City Day School is a private JK-through-8 school that combines rigorous education and a culture of kindness. Founded in 1981, City Day delivers an academic program that draws on the best of traditional education thought and practice while also embracing innovation. Our students compose poems, build rockets, measure the quality of the Chicago River, and create sculptures — all while honing the bedrock reading, writing, and math skills that will help them translate a complex world.

As an independent school, City Day charts its own course. The School has developed an adaptive curriculum that grows in complexity with the students and responds to their individual needs. City Day’s expert teachers differentiate their instruction, and this, combined with class sizes that we keep small, ensures that each student is challenged and supported. Our beatuiful 2-acre campus in Lakeview East provides students with varied facilities and learning spaces, from our state-of-the-art tech center to our tranquil outdoor koi pond. We also give students opportunities to learn away from campus, via regular field trips in the city, our STEM expedition to Space Camp, and our immersive trips to Europe, among others. Limited spots available for the fall of 2021!

Chicago City Day School
541 W Hawthorne Pl
Chicago, IL 60657
Email: admissions@chicagocitydayschool.org
Phone: 7733270900
Online: https://www.chicagocitydayschool.org/

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Get back on stage with award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre! Fall classes are offered at the DePaul School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Classes meet September 25 – December 19.

Join us for Broadway Basics (ages 7-10, Saturdays 11:30 am – 1 pm), Music Theatre Bootcamp (ages 11-13, Saturdays 1 – 3 pm), or Advanced Music Theatre Performance (ages 14-17, Sundays 3:30 – 6:30 pm).

Come for the show tunes and stay for the new friends, self-confidence and fun you’ll have along the way. See you center stage!

Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Email: rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org
Online: https://porchlightmusictheatre.org/events/youth-classes/

Big Blue Swim School offers swim lessons to children ages three months to 12 years, teaching them how to be safe, happy, and confident swimmers. Professional, adult swim instructors get to know every child, offer caring and fun lessons, adapted to revolve around each swimmer’s needs.

Our proven curriculum includes a range of swim programs and parents will see progression with each lesson. At the Baby Blue level, swimmers learn skills like breath control and the baby back float. Advancing through programs, kids build strength and endurance. At our Big Blue level, swimmers are refining and perfecting techniques for all four strokes.

Parents track their kid’s progress through a mobile app and conveniently schedule and reschedule lessons if needed because we have the most flexible make-up lesson policy in the industry. Big Blue also builds pools to allow capacity for busy families to schedule all their kids into one convenient timeslot. This all leads to faster progress in the pool and a better overall experience for the entire family.

We are proud to be the best swim school in the area offering continuous weekly lessons year-round.

With five locations in the Chicagoland, come Discover the Big Blue Difference!

Big Blue Swim School
Phone: 847.729.7665
Online: https://bigblueswimschool.com/register?utm_source=red_tri&utm_medium=guide&utm_campaign=bts

At British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park we educate your child to achieve academic success, enabling entry into the world’s leading universities. Globally respected curricula are enhanced by collaborations with pre-eminent organizations such as Juilliard, MIT, and UNICEF to ensure that every child develops the skills and mindset needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Our campus encompasses two buildings. Our brand-new 821 space—specifically targeted to early childhood students starting at 15 months—and our 814 building, which is five floors of purpose-built classrooms specially designed to serve primary students. Our physical development areas include a 7,500-square-foot gymnasium, a dance studio, spacious indoor/outdoor play space and a rooftop playground.
In support of the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing arts program, we have music classrooms, a practice room, and a black-box theater. Our STEAM collaboration with MIT is brought to life with classroom space designated for tinkering and design projects. Our program is rounded out with a library, cafeteria, world language classrooms and community café. Now enrolling!

Schedule your visit. (insert hyperlink) https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/chicago/lincoln-park/admissions/book-a-visit

British International School of Chicago Lincoln Park
814 W Eastman St
Chicago, IL 60642
Email: admissions@bischicagolp.org
Phone: 7735062097
Online: http://www.bischicagolp.org

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Jump into the FUN at Altitude Chicago! The first and only indoor trampoline park and event space in City! With over 35,000 square feet and 14 unique attractions, there is something for everyone of all ages, groups big or small. Challenge your friends to a competitive game of dodgeball on our Extreme Dodgeball course! Test your balance and strength on the log roll and monkey bars! Get your legs jumping to avoid the Wipe Out! Altitude Chicago hosts TODDLER TIME every Monday through Friday from 9am-11am for our younger friends, 2-6 years of age!

Best birthday party venue in the City? Look no further than Altitude Chicago! Celebrate your next birthday with us! With exposed brick, lofted ceilings and a sky light that runs the length of the building, our space is perfect for hosting private parties, company outings/team building sessions, sports team celebrations and more! We have a large parking lot adjacent to our building and ample street parking, too!

Unlimited jump times for just $20 a month???!! Become an Altitude Chicago Member TODAY! Join our membership program for a one time $20 initiation fee and $20 a month/per jumper! Limited time offer at this incredible rate! Limited spots available!

Altitude Chicago
404 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642
Email: guestservice@altitudechicago.com
Phone: 312-291-9057
Online: https://altitudechicago.com/

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For parents, back-to-school season is more than just shopping for school supplies and new clothes. It’s about setting your child up for success in the upcoming school year. Many things can impact your child’s academic performance—from the foods they eat to the friends that they make. Did you also know the air they breathe can affect their success in school? Poor air quality may cause health problems like fatigue, headaches, allergic reactions, and other types of irritation that can detract from your kiddo’s ability to focus on learning.

The good news is that improving the quality of the air that your child breathes is not as out of reach as you may think. Molekule air purifiers don’t just collect indoor air pollutants, they destroy them. In fact, Molekule’s Air Mini and Air Mini+ purifiers are even FDA-cleared for medical use to destroy viruses and bacteria. While you can’t control the indoor air quality in your kids’ schools,Molekule air purifiers can help improve the air they breathe at home while they make their way to the head of the class.

For more information visit molekule.com/back-to-school.

Click here learn more about Air Quality & Covid-19.

Molekule
Online: https://molekule.com/

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