School of St. Mary
We believe in the power of a child’s mind. With decades of educational experience as teachers, school administrators, and parents, we know a child’s capacity to learn and innovate is unleashed when we engage them.
Our program is designed around the idea that students should be active participants and experience increased control of their own learning. We offer a flexible format so students can make choices about what and how they learn during their before and after school program. Couple this with the training we provide to our staff, teaching them to act as learning facilitators, better positions Innovation Learning students for success. Over decades as career educators, we have crafted the ideal framework that marries structured, research-based and skill-building methods with adaptable, creative frameworks that allow children to become innovators.
Innovation Learning is a place where children can be physically active, mentally engaged and creatively inspired while still focusing on the characteristics rooted in innovation: Collaboration, Curiosity, Communication and Creative Problem Solving. Every program consists of weekly components: Innovation Stations, Academic Support, Discovery Play and TINKER Time.
primary school Schedule K-3:
- 7:30 am – 8:45 am
- 3:10 pm – 5:30 pm
- 2:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Primary School Site Contact Info:
Upper School Site Contact Info:
upper school Schedule:
- 7:30 am – 8:40 am
- 3:40 pm – 5:30 pm
- 2:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Upper School Site Contact Info:847-409-0188 StMaryUpper@innovationlearning.com
All parents must have a valid payment method (credit or debit card) on file for their child to attend the program. There will be a 10% processing fee for all refunds.
Payment is deducted on the 1st of the month.
primary school Address:
900 West Everett Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Upper school Address:
185 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
2023/24 MONTHLY RATES
Before School- Only
5 Days A Week Per Month - $243
5 Days A Week Per Month - $409
before & after school-both
5 Days A Week Per Month - $525
Drop-In Rate Prescheduled
*$15 (AM) *$25 (PM)
* Same day drop-ins additional $5 charge on top of daily rate
Sibling 10% / Military 15%
First Responders 15%
What They're Saying...
“We love the creative projects they work on, seeing the staff work with the kids not just on their homework but taking it further and going above and beyond to work with the kids on their basic skills, communication, presentation, creative thinking, etc. They’re learning and having fun!“
- Parent at Eagle Heights Elementary, Missouri
“Wonderful staff!!! The BEST program we have used!!! Thank you, EVERYONE!!!!”
- Parent at Ridgeline Academy, Arizona
“I really enjoy the staff! They help with my child’s needs and concerns. I highly recommend Innovation Learning!”
- Parent at ALA San Tan Valley, Arizona
“The staff is awesome! I love how they do so many activities with the students. They are never bored. My children always get mad they have to leave for home when we pick them up. This shows how the program is wonderful and the staff as well. Such a nice group of people.”
- Parent at St. Patrick Catholic School, Illinois
“The team is amazing - great caregivers and very nice people. I have great confidence in them and can leave my granddaughter there without any worries. Gives us such peace of mind which is important to us. I also appreciate how well stocked the center is. There is an abundance of supplies for crafts, work and play. Please ensure the team there is recognized. We don't know how we'd manage without this service!”
- Guardian at Elk Creek Elementary School, Colorado