Early Childhood: A Top Choice for Preschool in Chicago’s Ravenswood and Lincoln Square

Building the Future: Foundational Years at Pilgrim.

Blossoming Years: Fostering Young Learners.

Curriculum Overview

Pilgrim offers dynamic Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs that align with Early Childhood academic standards, and are designed to help children feel safe and loved. Children ages three through six are encouraged to explore their world and develop a love of learning – in a nurturing classroom environment, where their interests are affirmed. Low student-teacher ratios mean that each child receives the personal attention they need to grow and thrive.

Students are supported in achieving their individual goals, while developing strong foundational math and literacy skills through hands-on activities and intentional play. Curiosity and creativity are stimulated, and an developmentally-appropriate academic curriculum ensures that students are ready to take the next step in their educational journey.

Pre-Kindergarten Morning Program

Pilgrim offers five day Pre-K from 8:45-11:45 a.m. Morning Pre-K families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon until 2:45 p.m.

Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon Program

Pilgrim offers three day and five day Pre-K from 12:30-2:45 p.m.

Kindergarten Program

Pilgrim offers five day Kindergarten from 8:45-11:45 a.m. Morning Kindergarten families have the option for extended learning through lunch and into the afternoon until 2:45 p.m.

Engaging Each Child in Early Childhood

Our Aspirations

Through engaging activities, nurturing guidance, and a focus on holistic development, we set the stage for a lifelong journey of exploration and achievement. Join us as we lay the foundation for a bright educational future for your child.

1:1 iPads for students in Kindergarten

Spanish language instruction in both Pre-K and Kindergarten
Educational field trips that include visits to CSO concerts, zoos, museums, and nature centers
Extracurricular activities, such as yoga and soccer, that vary from year to year
“Reading Buddies” between upper grades and Kindergarten students that allow students to grow meaningful relationships between various ages
Fresh and healthy school lunches catered through Gourmet Gorilla for students who stay through the afternoon
Music and art lessons
Community service projects and weekly chapel services
Social Emotional Learning that focuses on forming positive relationships and self-regulation strategies
Before and after school care that provides a nurturing and fun space for children to relax and play
Kindergarten program that incorporates Everyday Math curriculum, Orton Gillingham literacy instruction, Mystery Science, and theme-based social studies lessons
“Kindergarten at Pilgrim is what Kindergarten is meant to be. Nurturing, enriching, exciting, individualized, and so much more. The teachers are incredibly skilled and balance academic, social, and emotional development beautifully. The small class size, warm sense of community, and excellent communication between home and school has made this an ideal Kindergarten experience for my daughter and made me one happy mom.”
Liz D.

Guiding Stars: Our Dedicated Early Education Facilitators

Early Childhood Teachers

Meet the compassionate and skilled educators who form the heart of our early childhood program. With a deep understanding of young minds, our teachers create a nurturing environment that sparks curiosity and fosters growth. Through engaging activities and personalized guidance, they inspire a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Preschool Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher