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Language Classes at Academia

FREE Spanish Story time on Saturdays!

Academia's International Preschool

Year-round preschool available now!

After-School Fall 2019

Reserve your spot today!

Oak Park and River Forest Schools available.

World Explorers Summer Camp 2020

Expand your child’s horizons!

It’s not just travel that broadens the mind …


Academia offers classes for children and adults in a range of language, social, and cultural studies topics. Options include:

After-School Program from all Oak Park Elementary Schools

  • Optional daily Spanish or Mandarin class included.

Partial-day Spanish language, Mandarin language, and Little World Travelers cultural classes in English

  • For ages 3.5-6 years.
  • Transport provided from  Garfield Elementary in Forest Park.
  • Classes can be combined for custom schedules for your family.

World Travelers Camps, and Little World Travelers Camps

  • For ages 3.5-10 years.
  • Summer, Winter Break, Spring Break, snow days, and Institute Day Camps.

Language classes currently offered

  • Family Mandarin; children’s French and Spanish; adult Greek, Turkish, Mandarin, Spanish and French.
  • Free weekly free Spanish story time. No registration required. Most suited for children 5 and under. Saturdays from 9:00am – 9:30am.

World Explorers Summer Camp 2020

Academia’s Summer Camp offers a fun exploration of societies, cultures, and ecology around the world, combined with outdoor fun and games in the sun!   Age 3.5 -10 years. Check out videos below from last year’s fun or click here for more information.

Open House

Academia holds a weekly Open House most Saturdays, 11:30am – 12:30am,  for anyone interested in touring the space and asking questions about any of the programs offered. Children are particularly welcome!

Do you want to know more?

9 + 3 =

These ‘5 C’s’ are inherent to our teaching style and courses, but more importantly, to the student:
  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communities