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Thinking, Creating, Reflecting: Impacting the Future

About our School

A community of

inspired learners


Knowing HOW to think critically through any situation is necessary for success in life.


Cultivating creativity helps children bring their unique thoughts, feelings, and identity to the world.


Reflecting allows students to assess the effectiveness of their thinking, work, and interactions.

Making an Impact

Learning should be purposeful. It allows children to make a positive difference in their own lives, communities, and the world.

Spectrum Student Life

Life as a student at Spectrum Progressive School is a unique and fun experience. Both inside classroom and out, students are encouraged to think, create, and reflect on their learning

Spectrum School

Enrollment open year-round

Spectrum Fun Run 2019

What's happening

Latest Updates

in our school

A family-friendly event coming to Rockford!

FREE admission includes an opportunity for kids to participate in various activities and for families to learn more about services specifically designed for the education, recreation, & wellness of kids around the Rockford area.

We’ll be giving away prizes all day, including a getaway to a WI Dells waterpark! Come for raffles, games, a fire truck, and LOTS of FUN!

Event will be held at Regents Hall inside the Rockford University Student Center.

Presented by Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford in partnership with Rockford University.

Open House/Preview Days

Spectrum offers a school climate and culture that develops and nurtures mindful, self-directed learners for life. We value…

Digital Day Work Samples

Our Digital Learning days have a been a huge success!  Here are some samples of what our students…

School activities &

student projects

There’s something for everyone!


Something for Everyone!

Student choice and ownership of a variety of learning enrichment options.



Interest Groups & Passion Projects

Leveraging children's interests and passions helps them to learn how to learn.



How We Teach & Learn @ Spectrum

Grounded in experiential, developmental, and intelligence based approaches.



Tools for Parents

Meet Our


School can be a place where children love learning... a place filled with wonder, joy, and a sense of positive identity and connection.

Said about us


I am so grateful for Spectrum. This amazing school is teaching my children to approach the world with a love for process over perfection and equipping them with the ability to think independently. With a focus on the joy of learning rather than homework and test scores, the teachers and staff are supporting my kids on their journey to becoming thoughtful, engaged, and caring adults.

Jayme Durkee

Charlie & Alex's mother

When one visits Spectrum you are able to see the age interaction between all of the students and their smiles. The atmosphere is one of learning but sharing that love among all. Their Compass program is one that reminds us of Bloom Academic Focus Program.  The staff demonstrate a care and desire for all to succeed which is a very important key for a child’s love of learning.

Carl Pearson

Xander's Grandfather

Said about us



Of history and experience to guide us


of Students
Pursuing their passions & using their gifts


of Impact
On our community, nation, and world