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We're Number 1!

Congratulations to the staff and students at Brentano for achieving a "Level 1 - Excellent Standing" rating from CPS - the highest rating offered by CPS. 

Brentano Ranks in Top 1% of U.S. Schools!

We are so proud to report that Brentano has scored in the top 1% of all schools in the United States for student growth in math and reading on the NWEA assessment. NWEA is a test taken by all CPS students in the fall and spring, and the award means Brentano students grew more this year, on average, than students in 99% of schools in the nation. Scores on standardized tests like ISAT often just reflect the abilities students bring into a school -- NWEA focuses on the gains each student makes, regardless of whether they enter a school especially ahead or behind.

We don't think test scores are everything, but we know that tests like NWEA that measure each kid's growth say much more about a school's impact than tests like the ISAT. Brentano, as a neighborhood school, accepts students of all backgrounds. There is no test to get in and Brentano's students haven't had to win the lottery to be accepted. We couldn't be happier to have even more evidence of Brentano's success pushing all kids ahead. That's what makes Brentano such a remarkable place. As parents, that's exactly what we want in a school, and that's why we're so glad to be part of the Brentano family.

Please join us in congratulating the Brentano family on this tremendous achievement! To learn more about Brentano or to take a tour, please email any of us or visit http://www.friendsofbrentanoschool.org/. We still have pre-K and Kindergarten spots (as well as upper grade openings) for 2013.

Brentano Still Has Space Available to Enroll!

Brentano still has openings for students enrolling in Kindergarten or older grades.  Apply today!  Details on enrollment may be found at:  http://brentanomathandscienceacademy.org
 
Brentano offers a supportive and welcoming neighborhood school education.  Please call to schedule a tour to check out the school's facilities and get the information that you need to determine if an education from Brentano Math and Science Academy is the right choice for your family.  Tours can be set up by appointment at any time by contacting Jeff Einbinder at jmeimbinder@cps.edu or 773-534-4867.

The school is located at:
 
2723 N. Fairfield Ave.
Phone: 773.534.4100
 
We hope to see you as the newest member of the Brentano family.

Free Weekly play group at Brentano

Please Join us at Friends of Brentano's New Weekly Play Group!

Brentano Baby/Toddler Playgroup (age 0-3)
Mondays, from 10am to noon
at Brentano Elementary
2723 N. Fairfield Ave
Room 117 

Note - the Brentano play group will move to the playground and soccer field during the summer months (starting on July 4th).
 

The entrance to the school is on Fairfield (it's the third door heading north). If you're driving from Logan Blvd, you'll need to turn north on Washtenaw. You will need to ring a bell and the office will buzz you in and can direct you to the room. Bring a smock or clothes for your kiddo to get dirty in. Our first play date is BYO Snack.