October 24th, 2019, was KLA Schools of Naperville’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. At 4:30 pm, the honorable mayor of Naperville, Steve Cherico, and the Chamber of Commerce Joined Selvei Rajkumar, her family, team, and numerous supporters in cutting the business ribbon. The Naperville location is the second school that Selvei Rajkumar has opened in the area. Selvei’s first school opened in Plainfield, Illinois, six years ago. After tremendous success at this location, Selvei was inspired to open another school in the city of Naperville, where she resides with her family. Selvei thanked all the people who helped her realize this enormous project and gave a very thoughtful speech.
Selvei communicated that she began her journey into the educational field many years ago when she received a letter as a child from Mother Theresa. Mother Theresa conveyed that through education, we can change the world. Selvei believed that this meant dedicating yourself to children’s learning. This message fueled Selvei’s dream to one day open a school and help contribute to building a school that emphasizes the whole child. This methodology includes nurturing children to become good citizens and future leaders. Thus, leaving traces in the community, which is a school objective.
Selvei’s passion, coupled with the KLA franchise team, has led to the construction of two schools that embrace the Reggio Emilia philosophy, considered to be the best in the world for Early Childhood Education. Selvei believes all children have the right to high-quality education, and she is delivering that to families in the Naperville community additionally. At KLA Schools, Parents are enthusiastic supporters and contributors to their children’s education. Selvei says, “There are three teachers in the child’s life: The parents, the classroom teacher and the environment.” The parents are highly involved in the school and even have committees to join that reflect their interests. “Parents have many opportunities to become involved with their child’s learning and can support the program in many ways, such as guest speaking, donations, and volunteering their time.”
Heather Fugate, the school’s principal, says, “students are thoroughly prepared for elementary school. They meet and exceed the Illinois Early Learning standards for benchmarks in Language Arts, Literature (Reading, writing and speaking), Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Physical Development, and Health and Social/Emotional Development”. She went on to add, “The students investigate projects of interest in an environment that supports their curiosities and abilities. Research has proven that high self-esteem occurs when children are intrinsically motivated to learn, and their interests are respected. We have a very high image of the child at KLA Schools we believe that children are capable of immeasurable things”.
Extracurricular and enrichment programs are an ideal way for your child to broaden their horizons and learn more about their world. KLA Schools of Naperville’s unique enrichment programs include mindfulness, Spanish, music, martial arts, innovative computing, and robotics. Selvei and her team pride themselves on their core values. “We place high importance on integrity and accountability in all we do. We always put children first and remain positive, passionate, and committed to teamwork and allowing every child to reach his or her fullest potential”.
All the children’s meals get prepared with organic items, and they have a Zono machine. The ZONO Ozone Sanitizing Cabinet kills 99.9% of common bacteria* and 99.99% of common viruses+ on non-porous, porous and semi-porous surfaces. The nature explore classroom helps to bring learning outdoors. Heather Fugate, the school principal, says, “We want the children to respect nature fully, and they do this through thoughtful and meaningful exploration and study of the outdoor environment.” The facility is also fully secured and is only accessible by a pin used on a keypad.
KLA believes that communication with families is integral to the success of the program. They offer a parent portal for daily, weekly, and monthly communication about school events and gatherings. Personalized reports get done as well as a general overview of what the class has done that day.
Visits are available by appointment. Some evening and weekend hours are open upon request. Please contact Morgan Sartain, the admissions director at 630-448-2552