Prologue Alternative High School

1135 N Cleaver St,
Chicago, IL, 60642-0606
Tel: (773)935-9925
Grades: 9 - 12 | 260 students
Prologue Alternative High School takes pride in its academic excellence.
With interactive, collaborative, and innovative curriculum, the best educators, and excellent resources, students at Prologue Alternative High School are guaranteed the opportunity to learn and excel to their maximum potential.
By adhering to this teaching practice, and class schedule, individual assessments in each core area of study are continually evaluated so that deficiencies can be corrected immediately.
Because of our small class size, and the individual attention given to each student, this form of concentrated instruction prepares students to do well in college and in the work force.
We strongly encourage each student to undertake the most rigorous social and academic discipline so as to be successful.
The philosophy of the school tends to involve special teachers and professionals who are dedicated to young people and willing to go beyond the call of duty.
The family concept at prologue actually involves students in designing weekly schedule of the school and activities of interest to them.
The teacher is considered a counselor and administrator just as students are expected to participate in the evaluation process of their academic work.
Teachers have been advocates for students in court and helping them to even help their families.
Our schools curriculum is influenced by many things including the following: the social forces of the day, strong commitment to social justice, and understanding of the relationship between education, self assertiveness, sense of freedom, and the meaning of authentic human being.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 99%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Prologue Alternative High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Trinity High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Stanislaus Kostka School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Near North Montessori School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago St. Stanislaus Kostka School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1255 N Noble St
    Chicago , IL , 60642
    (773)278-4560
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  176  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Chicago
    Near North Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1434 W Division Street
    Chicago , IL , 60642
    (773)384-1434
    Montessori School
    0.2  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Holy Trinity High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1443 W Division Street
    Chicago , IL , 60642
    (773)278-4212
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  325  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    The Chicago Academy For The Arts
    1010 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60642
    (312)421-0202
    0.7  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago
    British School of Chicago
    Special Program Emphasis
    814 W. Eastman Street
    Chicago , IL , 60642
    (773)506-2097
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.8  mi  |  862  students  |  Gr.  NS-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 04, 2014 - I attended Prologue in 1975 and graduated in 1978 the staff were wonderful not only a teacher, counselor and friend we all were like family. After graduating I went back in 1979 to work as the administrative Secretary for 3 years one staff member is my son''s godmother, and I keep in touch with many staff and students we are all friends on Facebook I have attended staff funerals, weddings, family gatherings still to this day. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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