Chicago Grammar School

900 N Franklin St Ste 104,
Chicago, IL, 60610
Tel: (312)944-5600
Grades: PK - 6 | 33 students
The mission of The Chicago Grammar School is to provide children, preschool through eighth grade, the means to construct knowledge through experience, within the richness of a classical curriculum, informed by emerging research.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 33 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Chicago Grammar School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,800
% on Financial Aid 28%
Admissions Director Phillip D. Jackson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Scholars, Mathletes, Swim Club Chess Scholars, Mathletes, Swim Club,

School Notes:

  • Preschool and Kindergarten programs inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education. Classical Curriculum implemented for Grades 1-8. A Classical Curriculum is a language (including symbolic language) focused approach with great emphasis on the acquisition of reading, math and writing skills. It is an integrated curriculum with themes tying literature, history, science, art and music together. A Classical Curriculum uses a four year cycle of history as the organizing agent that generates the themes of the curriculum. CGS is a member of the Learning and the Brain Society and the American Educational Research Association utilizing the latest brain-based educational strategies from leaders in the field. Chicago Grammar School is North Central Association (NCA) accredited.
  • Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cornerstone Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bright Horizons at the Atrium (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immaculate Conception School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Chicago Bright Horizons at the Atrium
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    300 W Hill Street
    Chicago , IL , 60610
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Chicago
    Cornerstone Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    1111 N Wells St Fl 4
    Chicago , IL , 60610
    Alternative School (Christian)
    0.3  mi  |  23  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    The Catherine Cook School
    226 W Schiller St
    Chicago , IL , 60610
    0.6  mi  |  541  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Chicago
    Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    7263 W Talcott Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60631
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  411  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    University Children's Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    446 East Ontario Street, Suite 150, Northwestern University
    Chicago , IL , 60611
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 11, 2013 - This is our second year at CGS and if you are looking for a private school for your child, CGS should be on your must see list. CGS is nine years old and is graduating their first class of 8th graders in 2014. All should go to the best high schools in Chicago. Class sizes are small, none over 15, so your child will get more attention. That is what we feel we are paying for. From the first grade, your child will have more than one teacher who is teaching their specialty. Another plus. Our headmaster, Mr. Jackson comes from a special needs background, so it is an excellent choice if your child is smart, but has some challenges. Our daughter she needs a lot of repetition especially with math. With the small class sizes, she is getting that at CGS. We had her tested this summer and discovered that even though she was in the "lower" groups for reading and math, she is reading more than two grades above level and her math was also above grade level after only one year at the school. The fact a child reading over two grades above grade level was in the lower group, also speaks about the student quality. If you want your child challenged, this is the place. If you want to go to work and brag how your child is a straight A student and the smartest in their class. Good luck at CGS. Now to why this school is not for you. We are in an office building. If looks matter, go to British, Cook or Parker with their beautiful campuses. Sports, we do not have a volleyball or basketball team. This apparently is a big deal to many in Chicago at the elementary level and why some parents do not choose CGS or use as an excuse to leave. At CGS, the parents make sports happen, We have the only traveling snow sports club with its own ski school at any school in Chicago, a Taekwondo Grand Master teaching in our after school program as well as weekly yoga and swim club in our after school program. Other student are excelling in hockey, figure skating and golf outside of school. So we are a very sports conscious and active school. There is a music school upstairs that will pick up your child from after school for their lessons. How great is that. We are a private, for profit school. What does that mean. To me, the best part of all, no giving fund or annoying fundraisers. Both my spouse and I are self employed and have work commitments 7 days a week. We do not have the time to sell chocolate, or mattresses like was expected at our daughter''s former school. Your tuition might seem higher than your friends at FXW, Old St. Mary''s or Urban Prairie, but those schools have "mandatory" giving and/or significant pressure to make large purchases at their fundraisers, so in the end we are about the same amount out of pocket. There is no other school in Chicago we would rather be at, my only wish is we had a High School :-) - Posted by Parent

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