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An Update from Wolcott School
Exciting New Developments
Construction is Underway!

We are thrilled to announce that construction began in May on our building at 524 N. Wolcott. The interior walls have been demolished, with breakdown of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing components to follow. Stay tuned for additional construction updates. 

Campaign Update

 Thanks to our wonderful donors, $6 million of our $8 million Phase One goal has been committed thus far! For more information about the campaign, please read our FAQs  

Wolcott Website Launched

Wolcott School is now on-line! Please visit us on the web at to learn more about the school and read a letter from Dr. Miriam Pike, Wolcott’s founding Head of School. Share the link with your friends and colleagues!

An Inside Look at Wolcott School

Meet Larry Kearns, Wolcott architect, in the video below to learn about the purposeful design and use of space in the school and for an exclusive, pre-construction view of the building.

Why Wolcott, Why Now?

Thank you to everyone who attended our event on May 15 at the home of Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand. It was a wonderful evening and the perfect setting to introduce our founding Head of School, Dr. Miriam Pike. Together with remarks from Pearl Rieger and Wolcott School founders Jennifer Levine and Jeff Aeder, guests had the opportunity to listen to several student testimonials and hear first hand the importance of having Wolcott School in Chicago. 

In the words of Mollie, currently an 8th grader in a Chicago area private school,

“Because of the way I learn, school is a struggle. I work really, really hard but no matter how hard I study and what I know, I fail almost every written test I take. I know I need to be in a school where teachers can teach me the way I learn best.”
The need is great and the time is now.
For information on making a gift to the Capital Campaign,please call 847.942.6071. To view a sample of available naming opportunities, please click here.

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In This Newsletter...

Construction is Underway!
Campaign Update
Wolcott Website Launched
An Inside Look (Video)
Why Wolcott?  Why Now?
Links From the Web
Thank You To All of Our Generous Capital Campaign Donors!

School Leadership

Dr. Miriam Pike
Head of School

Pearl Rieger
Psychoeducational Diagnostician

Board of Trustees 

George Gaines, President
Jeff Aeder
Heidi Albert
Sheryl Bellick
Bruce Halbeck
Eric Henschel
Jennifer Levine
Don Monroe
Conor O'Neil
Jamie Diamond Schwartz
Howard Sharfman
Nancia Shawver

Professional Advisory Council 

Dr. Pam Adelman
Former Executive Director
Hyde Park Day School

Dr. Mary Ellen Caron
Former Commissioner
Chicago Department of
Family and Support Services

Jane Herron
Educational Consultant
Former Head of School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Ghita Lapidus
Speech and Language Pathologist

Dr. Josh Price
School Psychologist 
Psychoeducational Diagnostician

Dr. Peter Rastelli
School Psychologist
Psychoeducational Diagnostician

Pearl Rieger
Psychoeducational Diagnostician

Dr. Warren Rosen
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor in
Pediatrics and Behavioral Sciences
Rush Medical University

Dr. Joe Ruggiero
Head of Upper School
Francis W. Parker School

Alyse Siegel
Private Learning Specialist

Carol Sonnenschein
School Psychologist
Psychoeducational Diagnostician

Joanne Steinbeck
Former LD Teacher
Board Member
Hyde Park Day School

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