Dates & Facts
|Founding of the elementary school:
|Type of school:||
Elementary / Middle
|Number of students:||approx. 110|
|Student Teacher Ratio:||14:1|
We choose not to fall prey to the soft bigotry of low expectations. Instead, we believe each child is a unique creation of God, blessed with a special set of talents and gifts. Each child deserves to approach life with a sense of self worth and respect for others while developing a sense of his own personal relationship with God.
is passionate about students progressing according to their ability and not simply age. Because of this, our young scholars often advance faster and are excited about both Allegro Academy and learning. Fine Arts and Academics
provide a true classical education that is often lacking in contemporary schools; not that the knowledge isn't beneficial, it has simply become a lower priority to some.
Using proven teaching methods, we provide:
- Passion for children to achieve at their ability, not merely their age
- Phonics and reading being taught from early daycare through 8th
- A Christian (non-denominational) perspective integrated into all academic subjects
- Children as young as 5 frequently reading at 2nd grade level
- Touch-pad access to all classroom buildings
- 50% of recent 8th graders tested post-high-school on SAT test
- A great education for children and a good financial deal to our parents
In 1975 Leonard & Shirley Wilde opened Rainbow Learning Center daycare here in Rockford. Several years later, motivated by parent requests for an expanded program, they began planning a non-denominational Christian elementary school.
The Rainbow Academy school building opened in 1980 and was expanded in 2000 with the Middle School and Rimmer Gymnasium addition.
In 2007 the Wilde's retired and their dream was passed along to All God's Children, NFP, a 501(c)(3) corporation directed by Dale & JeanMarie McCormack and other board members. Mrs. McCormack currently serves as School Principal and Administrator of the daycare.
To reflect those changes, Allegro Academy was chosen as a new name for the elemenatry & middle schools. Significant curriculum and facility improvements have been made to take advantage of today's academic, fine arts and technological resources.
We look forward to continuing progress in the spiritual, intellectual and physical education of all our young scholars.