William H. Ryder Math and Science Specialty School provides rigorous data driven instruction to every student regardless of ability. We want to promote the physical, social, emotional and academic development of students and prepare them to become successful scholars, leaders and responsible members of society. The pillars of our learning community are academic excellence, leadership development and social responsibility. We offer a rigorous, engaging curriculum that is aligned with Common Core State Standards, National Learning Standards and Illinois Learning Standards. Instruction, learning materials and assessments are differentiated to meet students’ unique, individual needs. We approach education from a holistic perspective and offer a vast array of programs, services, resources and supports to address every element that has potential to impact a student’s ability to excel in school. Every student has numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills. All students are given civic responsibilities and are expected to exhibit good character.