Ancona School

4770 S Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615-0606
Tel: (773)924-2356
Grades: PK-8 | 248 students
The Ancona School is a Montessori-based, independent school educating children from the preprimary to 8th grade.
Ancona educates students to become creative problem solvers, confident risk takers and independent, lifelong learners.
Rooted in the Montessori tradition, our child-centered school stimulates the joy of learning and builds a strong academic foundation.
We inspire children to nourish their inner lives, find the power in their own voices and strive for justice and peace.
In a community of cultural and economic diversity, Ancona cultivates understanding, care and respect for others.
Our goal is to produce confident, motivated and self-directed lifelong learners.
We respect the innate curiosity of each child and encourage inquiry, exploration and creative expression.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 248 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Ancona School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Hales Franciscan High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cambridge School Of Chicago (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cambridge School Of Chicago (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
    0.5 miles
    1014 East 47th Street
    Chicago, IL 60653
  • Chicago
    Creative Mansion Children's Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 50 students
    0.5 miles
    4745 S Ellis Ave
    Chicago, IL 60615
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8
    0.6 miles
    5240 S Hyde Park Blvd # 1
    Chicago, IL 60615
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 260 students
    0.7 miles
    5235 S Cornell Ave
    Chicago, IL 60615
  • Chicago
     Hales Franciscan High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 130 students
    0.8 miles
    4930 S Cottage Grove Ave
    Chicago, IL 60615

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