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About NGS

Next Generation School is an independent, private school offering superior educational opportunities in a loving, nurturing environment for students six weeks through eighth grade. Our holistic approach to education enables our students to realize their fullest potential and become life-long learners who can successfully navigate the world.

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Barbara Sullivan

Head of Schools

Chris Woller


One central campus located 10 minutes southwest of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus on Windsor Road and Galen Drive.


Next Generation School is a private, independent educational program that educates students six weeks to eighth grade.


Next Generation School is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement.


Next Generation School was founded as a Preschool and Early Education program in 1995 by Ms. Barbara Sullivan. In 2005, the school expanded to include the Primary and Middle School programs. STEAM Studio was added to our educational offerings in 2014.


Next Generation's Primary and Middle School participates in IESA athletic programming and is a part of the Illini Conference tournament association.

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Classroom Information at a Glance

  Early Education Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten Primary School Middle School
Ages/Grades 6 Weeks - 12 months 8 months - 15 months 15 months - 24 months

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3 years 4 years 5 years Kindergarten 1st - 5th grade 6th - 8th grade
# of Classes 5 4 6 6 6 6 2 2 2/grade 2/grade
Class Enrollment 8 8 15 16 17 17 17 15 15 15
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:4 1:4 1:5 1:8 2:17 2:17 2:17 1.5:15 1:15 Avg. 1:15

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An Extraordinary Life

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Pieces of Art in the Spring Art Show

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Central Location

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Family Events


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MSA-CESS Accredited


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