Frequently Asked Questions
The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus has been open since 2000 but we recently changed our name. We were previously known as Chicago Education Project (CEP) and The Bancroft School. Please note that while our name changed, we are still the same school and currently offer the same programs as The Bancroft School.
The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus currently has approximately forty students. Each classroom has between six to eight students.
Our seven classrooms are designated as Early Learner, Intermediate Learner and Advanced Learner. Early Learner classrooms are comprised of students whose most prominent deficits include learning how to learn, basic communication, school readiness skills and maladaptive behavior reduction. Intermediate Learner classrooms consist of students who are beginning to benefit from small group instruction and from increased social opportunities. Advanced Learner classrooms contain students who have demonstrated learning from small group arrangements and have shown some successes with traditional curriculum content.
The Winston Knolls School’s at Hoffman Estates Campus philosophy is to assist enrolled students with acquiring strengths to overcome their weakness so that s/he may return to a least restrictive placement within their home school district. When the child demonstrates appropriate readiness skills based on assessments and/or the collaborative decision of the IEP team, every effort is instilled to foster a positive transition experience for everyone involved.
Yes. The School Nurse Specialist is a full-time staff member and will help ensure the health and wellness of our students.
Yes, The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus is closed for all major holidays including Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July. There is also a longer Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, June Break and August Break. Additionally, there are various Non-Attendance and Teacher Institute days throughout the school year. Please consult the school calendar for the full listing.
If your child is ill or will not be attending school please call The Winston Knolls School at Hoffman Estates Campus main office at (630) 283-3221 by 9:30 AM so that teachers and support staff may be notified. All absences are recorded daily and will be submitted to the home school district on a monthly basis.
All parents who drive their child to and from school are asked to use the student entrance in the back of the building. The back entrance is to be used when dropping off or picking up a student within twenty minutes of school start and end times. If you are dropping off or picking up your child during the day or outside of this twenty minute window, please use the front entrance and check in with the main office.