CGS Chicagoland Certamen Champions
Congratulations to the CGS Latin Team! The Chicago Grammar School team clinched first place in the 2015-2016 Illinois Certamen League Junior High Division – Chicagoland Region, defeating Whitney Young and Kenwood Academy over three rounds of play over the last several months. We are also very proud to announce that CGS Eighth Grader was awarded MVP of the tournament at the Junior High level for scoring the most individual points at that level! Certamen, meaning "contest" in Latin, site exists at the junior high and high school levels and is regarded as a Latin Quiz Bowl. Teams of four players compete head to head answering questions about the Latin language (grammar, vocabulary, usage), Roman culture, history, and literature, and Greek and Roman mythology. The state of Illinois is divided up into regions; CGS will battle in April against the other regional winners, Science & Arts Academy and Barrington Middle School, for the State Championship.
CGS and Northwestern University
Chicago Grammar School is excited to enter into a special arrangement which provides discounted CGS tuition as a benefit for eligible NU employees.
Most recently, in conjunction with the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC), Northwestern law students brought interactive lessons and mock trials to the CGS classrooms.
CGS in Print
The January 2016 issue of Chicago Parent’s Making the Grade ran a article entitled, “How Your Child Learns,” discussing how Chicago Grammar School’s curriculum and teaching methods optimize students’ learning experience. The entire CGS curriculum is designed for students working above grade level. Chicago Parent’s November 2015 issue interviewed Executive Director Phillip Jackson in “The Head of the Class Shouldn’t Be Bored,” where he identified ways that Chicago Grammar School challenges even the highest performing students.