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Welcome to Westbrook School

Welcome to Westbrook

Westbrook School for Young Learners is where students in Mount Prospect School District 57 begin their educational journey. As a preschool through first-grade school, we have the great privilege of working with our community’s youngest learners. At Westbrook School, we are devoted to fostering a deep love of learning and curiosity in our students. Our mission is to create an integrated learning environment that meets the diverse needs of our young students and inspires their life-long learning. The Westbrook School Community fosters a safe environment where students, staff, and parents build positive relationships with each other.

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Enrollment 2022/23

Circle of Friends Preschool Enrollment 2022/23


Program Information:

Circle of Friends provides a naturalistic early childhood environment that is rich in language and literacy experiences where children are active learners. Our program includes children, ages 3-5, with and without special needs in a developmentally appropriate preschool class. 

Classes are half-day, Tuesday through Friday.   

Transportation is not available through the district for preschool tuition-paying students.



Enrollment Dates for 2022/23 School Year:  Please make an appointment to come to the Westbrook office on one of the following dates by clicking on this LINK.  

 Wednesday, January 12                Thursday, January 13              Friday, January 14 


Enrollment and Residency Information:

Please note: Only residents of District 57 will be accepted into the program. An application is complete when the following documents are filled out in our office: Application form, Home Language Survey, Race and Ethnicity form.  We verify residency with the following documents: 


 Please provide one of the following:

AND provide two of the following (Total of 4 bills):

  • Current lease document

  • Current mortgage statement

  • Current tax bill

  • Letter of residence

  • Electric bill (current and previous month)

  • Water bill (current and previous month)

  • Telephone bill (current and previous month)

  • Cable bill (current and previous month)

  • Other bill (current and previous month)


In addition to residency paperwork, the following is required to complete the enrollment process:

  • Original Birth Certificate (We will copy and return.)

  • $100 Enrollment Fee (Checks made payable to MPSD 57)

                    

       


Due to limited spots, placement will be determined using a lottery system. No priority is given to early enrollment. Consideration will be given to AM/PM requests; however, we do not guarantee families will receive their first preference.  


All families will be notified the first week of March as to the results of the lottery. Parents/Guardians of children not selected in the lottery may choose to put their child on a waiting list. Written verification will follow to all applicants.  


Please call the Westbrook Front Office (847) 394-7340 if you have any questions.


Westbrook Kindergarten Enrollment for 2022-2023

Registering your child for kindergarten includes the following three steps: 


Step 1.   Online Pre-Enrollment (link opens on 1/3/2022)

The  enrollment link will open on January 3rd, 2022.  All families are required to provide information online and to schedule your in-person residency verification appointment (Step 2).  Step 1 must be completed before moving to Step 2.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Step 2.   In-Person Residency Verification (February 7-11, 2022)

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must bring the following documents to Westbrook School during their scheduled appointment time to establish residency: 

  1. The child’s original birth certificate (The office staff will make a copy and return your original.)

  2. A copy of a current lease, a monthly mortgage statement, OR a current tax bill.

  3. Two different current utility bills for two consecutive recent months (total of 4 bills)

Residency verification is by appointment only.


Step 3.   Online Registration 

The final step of the enrollment process occurs in the spring of 2022. District 57 will email families with a SNAP code and a link to the registration website.  Residency verification must be complete in order for parents/guardians to receive the code and  link. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


  • Students must be 5-years-old on or by September 1, 2022 to be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.


  • Parents will have the opportunity to identify their request for a morning or afternoon kindergarten session during ‘Step 2-In-Person Residency Verification’. Each request will be reviewed and parents will be notified of their child’s placement in the spring.


  • Please call the Westbrook School office (847) 394-7340, or email us with any questions. ([email protected])




School Contact


Principal: Danielle Crandall
847.394.7340 x2012 
 
Assistant Principal: Karl Anderson
847.394.7340 x2006
 
Westbrook Office: 
847.394.7340 

Attendance Hours

Circle of Friends
Tuesday-Friday
Morning: 9:20am - 11:50am
Afternoon: 1:20pm - 3:50pm

Kindergarten
Monday-Friday
Morning: 9:20am - 11:50am
Afternoon: 1:20pm - 3:50pm

First Grade
Monday-Friday
9:20am - 3:50pm
 
Half Day Release:
Preschool-Kindergarten: 
Non Attendance Day
First Grade: 9:20am - 12:20pm

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