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J at School

J at School offers year-round enriching programming for school-age children during hours and days when school is not in session. Programs include AfterSchool, BeforeSchool, Enrichment, School’s Out, Recess and Summer Camp. Highly trained JCC Staff guide children through entertaining activities, assist with homework, and provide a nurturing, safe environment where kids can learn and grow.

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School’s Out

When school’s out and work isn’t, we offer full-day adventures including sports, swimming, arts, games, themed activities, and exciting field trips. School’s Out is available at select schools and JCC Chicago locations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Learn more >>

AfterSchool

When the workday extends beyond the school day, J at School children can participate in organized physical activities inside and out, receive homework help, create art projects and play games, and enjoy healthy snacks. AfterSchool embraces a no-electronics policy in support of developing healthy minds and bodies.

Offered Monday through Friday after school until 6:00pm except for Alcott College Prep which runs until 6:30pm

BeforeSchool

For parents who need options for early morning activities, BeforeSchool students can start their day surrounded by friends and caring J at School staff. We provide time to check homework and participate in individual or group activities.

Enrichment

J at School engages the experts throughout the city to lead unique classes at AfterSchool locations. Classes are customized for each school and may include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) offerings, fine and performing arts, sports and wellness, and more. Enrichment classes can be combined with AfterSchool for a multi-program discount.

Recess

Recess is our program to manage those breaks in the school-day at participating Chicagoland schools. It’s led by talented educators who organize activities that promote physical activity, develop communication and critical thinking skills, and foster friendship and school community. This program is organized through school administrators and not available for individual student registration.

 

2015–16 Program Registration

For more info, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Agassiz School

2851 N. Seminary Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form Enrichment Registration

 

Alcott College Prep

2625 North Orchard Street, Chicago, IL 60614
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

Andrew Jackson Language Academy

1340 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Registration coming soon!

 

Bernard Horwich JCC

3003 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

DCFS Parent Packet
DCFS Medical Form

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Burr School

1621 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Chicago Jewish Day School

5959 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Registration Form

 

Columbus Elementary

1003 North Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Florence G. Heller JCC

524 W. Melrose, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more,
call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Hillel Torah

Children are bused to nearby:

Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Jahn School

3149 N. Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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LaSalle II

1148 N Honore St, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Lenart Regional Gifted Center

8101 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60620
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Registration coming soon!

 

Mayer Kaplan JCC

5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Moos Elementary

1711 N California Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Registration coming soon!

 

National Teachers Academy

55 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616
To find out more,
call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Ogden International School

24 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form Enrichment Registration

 

Pritzker School

2009 W. Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

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Pulaski International School

2230 West McLean Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form Enrichment Registration

 

Solomon Schechter

Option 1:

Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062

Register Online Registration Form

Option 2:

Children are bused to:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077

Register Online Registration Form

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

FAQ for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register and pay for J at School?

Please print and complete the registration form for your school. Then, return it with payment via fax or email. You can include credit card information on the form, or drop-off/mail a check to the address shown on the form. You may also register online above.

2. What if I don’t need care on a regular basis, but only once in a while?

You have two options: the JCC punch card or Back-up Care. Both options require 24 hours notice before your child attends.

  • The “punch card” includes 10 prepaid sessions. This is a good option if you only need care on occasion, or to supplement a regular schedule. If you have two or more children, you are welcome to have them share a punch card. Please bear in mind that the punch card expires at the end of each school year, and any unused sessions will not be refunded.
  • If you do not think you will use 10 sessions before the end of the school year, or if you need care on an emergency or one-time basis, you are welcome to contact us regarding our drop-in session program, known as Back-up Care.

3. How much does it cost?

Our program is paid in 9 equal monthly installments, and works out to be about $5-7/hour. The more frequently a child attends, the lower the hourly rate will be. For example, if the monthly rate for 2 days/week (3 hours per day) is $160, it works out to $6.67/hr. However, if a student is registered for 5 days/week at the same school, and the monthly rate is $345, it works out to $5.75/hr.

4. Do you have a sibling discount?

Yes, we do. If your children are registered for at least 3 days/week, we offer a $100 discount off of the annual rate for the 2nd child and on.

5. How do I apply for fee assistance?

We currently partner with Illinois Action for Children, and funding may be available to those who qualify. Please visit www.actforchildren.org to apply. In addition, JCC Chicago does have a limited amount of funding available to provide fee assistance to qualified families that were denied support from the state.

6. My child has special needs. Can he attend JCC at School?

We’d love to talk you about your child’s needs, and help determine if J at School is the right fit. Please contact the J at School Manager or Coordinator to discuss this further.

7. The school year has already begun, is there still room for my child in your program?

We highly recommend registering before school begins, but if your childcare needs have changed since then, we are most likely able to assist. Please contact the J at School Manager or Coordinator for details.

8. What experience and qualifications does your staff have?

All program staff members have extensive experience working with school-age children, and are background checked upon hire. At the beginning of each school year, we provide Red Cross First Aid certification training to the entire staff. Many have degrees in education or are currently in graduate school studying a related subject area. Others have been working with children part-time for many years, while also pursuing a career in fine or performing arts. We strongly encourage our staff to share their unique talents and passions with the children!

9. You’re not at my school. Can you come here?

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

 

Illinois Action for Children

To inquire about Illinois Action for Children please contact Taylor Anderson at 773.938.8351 or email jccactionforchildren@gojcc.org

 

NEW! Summer Camp

Give your child a summer of excitement and adventure that keeps the love of learning alive. Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade will enjoy weekly themed sessions with three field trips each week and two days entertained by the city’s finest enrichment experts. Select the sessions that fit your family’s schedule at 2 convenient CPS locations.

Alcott School Ogden School 

NEW! Camp Splashmore

August 24–28
For five days and 4 nights your 3rd-7th grader will enjoy a wet and wild escape from the city. Campers explore some of the best attractions of the Wisconsin Dells and stay at award-winning Camp Chi participating in camp favorites including swimming, sports, lake activities, cookouts and evening programming.

Register Online 

 

Illinois Action for Children
To inquire about Illinois Action for Children please contact Taylor Anderson at 773.938.8351 or email jccactionforchildren@gojcc.org

 

Find out more


Call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

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