Esperanza School

520 N Marshfield Ave,
Chicago, IL, 60622-0606
Tel: (312)243-6097
Esperanza School is a private, therapeutic day school that addresses the educational and developmental needs of students age 5-21 with mild to severe developmental disabilities, including emotional and/or behavioral disorders, intellectual delays, cognitive impairment, Autism, and other conditions.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to severe developmental disabilities, including emotional and/or behavioral disorders, intellectual delays, cognitive impairment, Autism, and other conditions.
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 47 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 93%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 27%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stephanie Ong

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wolcott School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ucan Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago Wolcott School    
    Special Education School
    524 N. Wolcott Ave.
    Chicago , IL , 60622
    (312)610-4900
    Special Education School
    0.3  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    Ucan Academy    
    Special Education School
    3110 W Grand Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60622
    (773)722-3097
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  129  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Chicago
    West Town Academy
    Alternative School
    2021 W Fulton St
    Chicago , IL , 60612
    (312)563-9044
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  77  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    Montessori Academy Of Chicago
    Montessori School
    1335 W Randolph St
    Chicago , IL , 60607
    (312)243-0977
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  271  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Chicago
    St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2200 West Rice Street
    Chicago , IL , 60622
    (773)384-7243
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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