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One Step at a Time - Cove 5K
June 20, 2015

    Cove's fourth annual 5K One Step at a Time will take place on Saturday, June 20th at 8:00 a.m. at Erickson Woods in Winnetka. Over 250 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the race and raise scholarship funds for Cove. Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support!

Open House at Cove
June 24, 2015
  An Open House at Cove School is an opportunity to learn more about the individualized education and unique program offered at the school. Anyone who has an interest in Cove, including current parents, prospective parents or professionals who work with students with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Cove will offer another Open House in the Fall. To RSVP contact Stephanie Pritzker at  

Cove 2015 Graduates
June 5, 2015

      Congratulations to our Cove graduates! On Friday, June 5, three graduation ceremonies took place at Cove. Senior and 8th grade graduations and the 6th grade promotion ceremony. 

 Cove Teacher is Surprised with "Hero in the Classroom" Award

September 2, 2014


Laura Silverberg was one of 16 K–12 teachers in the Chicago area who was honored for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2014 NFL season. Laura was recognized in front of students and peers at a surprise in-school presentation. Cove received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies. In addition, Laura received tickets to a Bears home game and was acknowledged during an on-field presentation at Soldier Field. Congratulations to Laura and Cove!

Summer STEAM Program Partners with Motorola Mobility Foundation

July 24, 2014

      Cove concluded its summer STEAM program today with a showcase of elementary, junior high and high school presentations. Throughout the course students worked collaboratively to solve real world problems with very exciting conclusions. Motorola employee volunteers along with parents and family members were very impressed by what was presented. 

Cove Graduation

June 6, 2014


The Class of 2014's graduation ceremony took place on June 6th at Cove. The following are some of the post-secondary programs that Cove students will be attending next year: The University of Wisconsin - White Water, Indiana University, Southern Illinois University, City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, University of South Carolina, as well as Military Service. Several students will continue their education at a transition program through their public high schools.

Cove's 16th Annual Career Day

March 13, 2014

      On Thursday, March 13, 2014, The Cove School welcomed nineteen professionals who  came and spoke to students about their careers in small classroom settings. Some of the professions that were represented included Police Officer, EMTs, Veterinarian, Fireman, Hair Dresser,  Fish Monger, Disc Jockey and Army Specialist.   

Cove Celebrates Donors From Cove@65 Campaign

October 3, 2013

On the evening of Thursday, October 3, Cove celebrated the conclusion of its Cove@65Campaign which raised over $1.45 million for the school. Donors gathered to see the new donor wall, wall mural and flat panel television installed in the front lobby. The Cove choir performed and two Cove students spoke to guests about how Cove has affected their lives.
Astellas Comes to Cove as Part of Their "Changing Tomorrow Day"
September 27, 2013

Over 100 volunteers from Astellas Pharma brought “magic” to the halls of The Cove School.  Through a partnership with local non-profit Chicago Cares, and as a part of their “Changing Tomorrow Day,”  Astellas volunteers spent the day beautifying and enhancing the grounds of The Cove School.

The volunteers painted soccer and football lines on an athletic field recently donated with a grant from the Astellas USA Foundation. Volunteers also created an outdoor classroom, and painted interactive games on the blacktop. New benches were built in the front of the building as a place for students to sit as they wait for rides home from school. Astellas volunteers also created mosaic stepping stones to be placed in the Cove Grove and mosaic art for the lunchroom. 

Cove Interns Serve Ice Cream to Community

July 24, 2013
  On Wednesday, July 24th, the third annual "Bobtail Night" took place at the Bobtail Ice Cream Shop in Wilmette. Four Cove student interns worked from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm serving ice cream to Cove families, staff members and the Wilmette community. All of their training has paid off, as they were well versed in all aspects of service. A portion of the evenings proceeds were donated to Cove. 

Ribbon Cutting for Cove's New Track 
July 10, 2013
On Wednesday, July 10th, Cove Celebrated the inauguration of its new track and field donated by The Astellas USA Foundation with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was attended by Cove students, and staff, by Illinois State Senators Julie Morrison and Daniel Biss, along with several representatives from the Astellas USA Foundation. Charizma provided entertainment, and students walked or ran around the completed track!

YPC - Young Professionals for Cove Volunteer at the Cove Benefit
March 3, 2013
The Young Professionals for Cove pictured here at the Annual Cove Benefit. YPC contributed their volunteer leadership throughout the year, including the Cove 5K in June.

Cove Career Day
March 14, 2012

On March 14, Cove hosted it's annual Career Day with over twenty careers categories represented.  The day concluded with guest speaker Jerry Markbreit, NFL referee.

Elementary Showcase
December 6, 2012

The Cove School Elementary classes performed this year's annual play entitled "We Haz Jazz" in both day and evening performances for students and parents.

Preparation of Cove's Back Field Begins to Install New Track
October 25, 2012
Construction has began on Cove's new track and field behind the building. Stay tuned for developments. Stop by and check out the progress! The final layer of the track will go down in the Spring.