The Catherine Cook School

226 W Schiller St,
Chicago, IL, 60610-0606
Tel: (312)266-3381
The Catherine Cook School is a Chicago independent preparatory school serving preschool through eighth grade.
We are an inclusive learning community dedicated to inspiring personal excellence and educating children for life.
Since 1975, our committed administrators and teachers have worked closely with each student to identify and foster strengths, ignite imagination, encourage discovery and teach children how to learn and think.
Our academic programs focus on age-appropriate experiential learning and independent thinking.
Using a collaborative approach, students, parents, teachers and administrators enrich the individual attention each child receives.
We also pursue an agenda of social responsibility by emphasizing the importance of service learning and issues of equity and justice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 541 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Catherine Cook School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 1/2 Day PS, JK: 18300, Full Day PS, JK: 20600, SK-4: 20600, 5-8: 21600; Need based Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid 15%
Admissions Director Jill Due

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The Catherine Cook School strives to prepare students to participate in the discoveries and challenges of the future with the foundations of wisdom and personal discipline. Our school is dedicated to cultivating the unique nature and potential of each student and is committed to building a school community enhanced by racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. We provide a nurturing and caring environment enhanced by a low teacher-student ratio. We are interested in a personal learning approach that incorporates individual attention, hands-on experiential learning, and a challenging and well-rounded curriculum. In the process of inspiring and educating children for life, we believe that students must learn how to think, to solve problems, to capitalize on strengths, to make good decisions, and to become effective communicators. In preparing students to live comfortably in an ever-changing and diverse society, we wish to move students beyond tolerating people different from themselves to engaging all people as valuable members of a global society. We make every effort to ensure the academic program we offer is of the highest quality. We go to great lengths to hire the best teachers, adopt the best curricula, to be open to change, and to hold our school to the highest academic standards. A true willingness to listen and an engagement in professional reflection are indispensable components of our commitment to continual improvement, relevance, and accountability.
  • Profile last updated: 04/30/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Latin School Of Chicago (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Conception School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Latin School Of Chicago (0.4 miles away)
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    (312)582-6000
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