These are some questions that The Cove School is frequently asked. If your question is not addressed below, please contact us. We welcome your inquiry.
Where is Cove located?
The Cove School is located at 350 Lee Road, in Northbrook, Illinois. To contact Cove, phone the main office at (847) 562-2100.
Who attends The Cove School?
Cove attracts a diverse student population from communities throughout the greater Chicago area.
How many students are in each class?
To facilitate the continual assessment and individualized instruction essential to the Cove experience, classes are kept small, with no more than eight to ten students per class. For more intensive remediation, groups may be as small as two or three students. Classes and groups are designed to be as cohesive as possible, with special consideration paid to the age, social and language needs of the students involved. Overall, Cove maintains a student/teacher ratio of four to one.
What is the relationship between Cove and public schools? Cove works in tandem with local public schools to provide the best possible educational experience for students with learning disabilities. We provide a vital service to all public schools challenged with finding the appropriate educational setting for students to meet their complex learning needs. This collaboration is a top priority at Cove, helping to facilitate the students’ transitions back to their local schools and broader communities. Students come to Cove from nearly 50 school districts throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area. But the vital work of The Cove School extends far beyond our doors. We also serve as a training site for local teachers and professionals in the community, maintaining a close working relationship with local universities, private specialists, and others involved with childhood learning and development.
How does Cove help students socially?
Many people do not realize that social skills, like academic skills, can be taught. Because certain learning disabilities make it difficult for students to acquire and maintain friendships, we offer specific classes to help students develop and refine these vital social skills. Many children with learning disabilities feel that they have failed because they do not learn as quickly or as easily as their peers. As a result, their sense of self-worth often suffers. At Cove, students' experience of academic success reinforces their self-confidence and developing social skills, reducing those feelings of failure and encouraging personal growth.
Can my child enter Cove mid year?
Yes. Cove accepts new students at any point during the school year, space permitting. Therefore, it is not unusual for students to begin at The Cove School mid-year.