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About Us

Mrs. Wanikka Vance-Clark

She has had the honor of being selected to be a presenter at the IL ASCD Preschool and Kindergarten Conference, Depaul University Black Mentors Rock conference, the National Black Child Development Institute’s Annual Conference, and the Education and Development Conference in Thailand. Mrs Vance-Clark is also a founding board member of the National Children’s Reading Foundation of Greater Chicago. Due to all of her hard work and dedication the state of Illinois recently awarded her a proclamation (April 21 – Learn as You Play Day). Mrs. Vance-Clark believes that every child deserves to be given a strong educational foundation. This foundation begins with basic reading FUNdamentals, parent involvement, and an excitement for learning. Mrs Vance-Clark prides herself in teaching and administrating to a higher standard. She believes in proficiency and excellence



Our mission is to be a DYNASTY of EXEMPLARY learning, in which we prepare students to excel as high- achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college, and beyond.

By providing each SCHOLAR with a strong educational foundation for Lifelong Learning,
Superior Academics, and Elite Character in order to ensure that all scholars demonstrate
educational EXCELLENCE daily.



Foundations 4 adVANCEment strives to stand among the nation’s leading private schools and is driven to foster the full potential of each scholar through a rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers and a nurturing learning environment.

We will prepare our scholars to be a strong force in the global community and to be recognized
as models of active and ethical citizenship.

Foundations 4 adVANCEment’s is committed to the biblical view that all wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Jesus Christ.

(Colossians 2:2, Proverbs 2:6).

We believe that although man was originally created in the image of God, it was through the sin of one man, Adam, that spiritual and physical death resulted for all mankind. It is only through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the cross that man is capable knowing God and having a right relationship with him (Romans 5:17). Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father. (John 14:6).


Founding Principles and Core Values

In partnership with parents, Foundations 4 adVANCEment pledges to integrate these values,

not only in our policies but also in our daily lives.

As leaders, we know our value. We recognize the importance of ethical behavior and exhibit both their values and ethics in our leadership style and actions. We will display leadership ethics and values every single day. We will lead by example.






Character requires that we display positive character traits in every area of our lives. People should see me as a role model, through exhibiting respect for myself, others and anyone that I come into contact with.

Respect for ourselves and others is fundamental. When we respect others, we treat them with honesty and integrity, welcome their differences, and celebrate an open and creative discourse. When we respect ourselves, we commit to a moral and honorable life.

Responsibility requires that we do our best in all that we undertake. We have an obligation to ourselves to fulfill our own potentials, we have an obligation to others to fulfill the commitments that we have made, and we have an obligation to ourselves to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

We seek excellence in all that we undertake, setting goals and achieving them, constant in our commitment to moral behavior. Excellence is a product of diligence and persistence, risk and sacrifice; we celebrate our successes and those of others.

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