Values

EMPOWERING OUR STUDENTS TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORLD THROUGH A FAITH - BASED, CULTURALLY - ENGAGED, GLOBALLY - MINDED EDUCATION

At Daystar, we're constructivists, meaning we believe that education needs to be experienced first-hand, touched with your hands, and felt with emotion. We’ve built a program that ensures that every student embraces the world around them as their classroom, using local, national and global resources as tools for learning.

From Kindergarten to 12th grade, our students regularly spend time in active learning outside of the classroom, at locations across Chicagoland. Each learning excursion is tailored to a topic of study and encourages students to engage with the world around them.  

Daystar Academy is a Christ-centered school, focused on God’s great love for us and for our neighbors. We do not view the Bible as a textbook, but rather teach how to see the world through the lens of God’s truth. As a faith-based school, 80% of our student body comes from a range of Christian traditions, and we welcome students of other faith traditions.

Daystar is an International Baccalaureate World School. The IB program of learning guides us in accomplishing our mission: to empower our students to positively impact the word through a faith-based, culturally-engaged, globally-minded education.

A founding principle of Daystar Academy is that students benefit from working with students who represent the world around them. Our student body is made up of a wide range of ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, allowing students to encounter difference, learn from each other and form new bonds that transcend divisions in our world. 

How do we ensure diversity in our classrooms? We believe all families should have access to a quality, diverse education and provide financial aid to over 60% of our families each year. This year we awarded over $2 million in aid!

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