Summer School Worlds of Wonder

Please see 3 important updates at the bottom of this webpage.

The 2019 course booklets are available below!

The "Worlds of Wonder" summer program for 2019 is moving!

Roosevelt Elementary School will host the program for students completing grades K-3, while students completing grades 4-7 will attend Emerson Middle School. The new locations were selected as they will not be undergoing major facility renovation projects this summer. 

The start times for the programs will be staggered to accommodate families with children at both locations.

The 2019 summer program also has been shortened by one day each session, and the tuition has been lowered to $125 per 13-day class. 

Two sessions are planned for 2019:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 28
  • Session 2: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 19
  • No school will be held on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Two classes may be taken during each morning session.

In addition, online registration has been timed to begin during the lunch hour and will open at noon on Friday, March 1. Online registraton will close after Thursday, June 6.

District 64 resident priority registration will end April 15; tuition will increase thereafter to $145.

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2019 Worlds of Wonder offers students a unique opportunity for summer learning and fun. Our summer program emphasizes creativity and critical thinking in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Skill building classes are available for students who need to reinforce basic skills in math and reading/language arts over the summer. Enrichment classes are offered to provide stimulation, variety, and many unique, creative, and hands-on experiences for students.

NOTE: Select classes using grades completed in the current 2018-19 school year. 

Students completing Grades K-3
at Roosevelt School

Complete course booklet



Students completing Grades 4-7
at Emerson Middle School

Complete Course Booklet 



On June 12, WOW Summer School Principals informed families that the Niles Police Department was unable to secure a crossing guard for Greenwood & Normal. The Niles and Park Ridge Police Departments have secured crossing guards for: Oakton & Greenwood, Oakton & Prospect, Oakton & Cumberland, and Monroe & Cumberland. Crossing guards will be at their stations at the beginning of the school day from 8:35 a.m.-9:05 a.m. and at the end of the school day from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Crossing guards are not available mid-morning between Class 1 and Class 2. Students requiring the assistance of a crossing guard at Greenwood & Normal can walk to Greenwood & Oakton. If you are not comfortable with your child walking or biking to Emerson due to these changes and would like to cancel your summer school enrollment, please contact the Summer School Office at 847-653-3783.

Update on District 64 Summer School Registration Billing - June 19, 2019

Via Email
Dear Worlds of Wonder Families:

I hope this email finds you enjoying this second week of summer school! 

District 64 uses the ACTIVE online service to support summer school registration. After your online registration, a large headline appeared to state that registration was complete. As happens on many online web stores, you were then directed to a separate advertising offer for a subscription to ACTIVE ADVANTAGE, a product that is unrelated to District 64 or summer school.

This year, we have processed over 800 registrations and have received phone calls from two parents who may have inadvertently subscribed to this product. In order to subscribe, you would have completed three steps: clicked on the authorization box describing the product and fee; typed in your email address; and clicked “accept.” Please see the attached screenshot for details. If a review of your credit card statement shows a charge for ACT* for $89.95, please contact ACTIVE directly at 866-561-0647 to resolve this. As a point of reference, your WOW tuition charge was processed as ACT*School District 64. 

To avoid any confusion, we will work with ACTIVE to see if this advertisement can be removed in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. 

I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. I hope you are enjoying the start of summer!

Dr. Lori Lopez, Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning

Excessive heat precautions for Worlds of Wonder July 18 and 19, 2019

Message from the Worlds of Wonder Principals - July 17, 2019As you know, the Chicagoland area is anticipating excessive heat over the next two days. This is to confirm that our Worlds of Wonder locations at Roosevelt School and Emerson Middle School are air conditioned buildings. As we focus on keeping students comfortable and safe while attending WOW, however, we will be taking the following further steps on both July 18 and 19. READ FULL MESSAGE HERE