Located in Chicago, James Ward Elementary School provides education to students in prekindergarten through grade five. The school s academic curriculum includes mathematics, science, English, social studies and language arts. Its art department offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpting, clay work and collage making. The school has technology and physical education departments. Its facilities include a library, cafeteria, playground, and science and computer laboratories. The school offers various programs, including after-school lighthouse, hug-a-book reading, dental hygiene and multicultural programs. It additionally provides special classes in special education, bilingual and after-school reading and math classes. The school has several centers, such as community learning, media and after-school social centers.