Peckwas Preparatory Academy

5714 Harlem Avenue, Summit, IL 60501
(708) 594-6857

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Private Grades PK-8 98 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

Peckwas Preparatory Academy is a private middle school in Summit. The principal of Peckwas Preparatory Academy is Kim Strzelczyk. 98 children attend Peckwas Preparatory Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. St Joseph is one of the nearest middle schools.

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Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Hispanic 27% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    -Teachers belittle the children. -Teachers have been know to leave the school during school hours to run errands and children are required to clean the classroom to their liking or they will receive extra homework. -Been known to serve food that is no longer safe to eat. -Half of the teaching staff do not have teaching degrees. -School lost over 20 children just this year which is a large population considering the school population was just shy of 100 children PK-8. ***It took us years to realize all of this however I hope others will read this before they have to learn for themselves.

  • (9 months ago)

    Small school which can have its pros however the teachers strongly favor their girl students. The teachers are difficult to work with and they do not work well with parents. Families usually only last a couple years there until they finally had enough.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son went to peckwas for pre school and kindergarden this is beyond a great school! All the children are very respectful to others some of the teachers may have attitude at time but when it comes down to it there great for the kids. I had to take my child out of the school cause we moved about an hour away but im glad to say im taking him back to peckwas ill just have to out up with the drive -)

  • (5 years ago)

    overrated expensive and adequate education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great teachers especially the principal Miss Kim my son loves it.. F.S

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is finishing his first year (kindergarten) at the school and I am thrilled that we can send him back to Peckwas next year. We love the school and absolutely adore Ms. Rachel the kindergarten teacher. She truly is amazing with children and I am beyond thankful that my son's first experience with a teacher was with her. We love the school so much that our other son will be starting there next fall. Many thanks to all the staff. Keep up the great work!!! thanks Rebecca

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in grade K she loves the school. Teachers are great and the atmosphere very friendly feels like a family.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son loves this school. After transferring from a classroom of approx 30 kids he is now in a classroom of approx.12 and get the attention he needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best. They help people who need the help to improve.Its great!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 children who attend PPA and they are head and shoulders above their peers who attend other schools. The staff is dedicated and caring and the curriculum is outstanding. I am completely pleased.

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