Chicago City Day School

  • The Chicago City Day School is an independent, elementary school with an academic program that is rigorous yet sensitive to the individual needs and abilities of children. The School seeks to develop each child's intellectual abilities in a nurturing environment. We offer a highly participatory, academically challenging program in which children are encouraged to take risks.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Drama Club, Filmmaking, Scrapbooking Club, Yoga

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Figure Skating, Ice Hockey

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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Chicago City Day School is a great environment for children to mature into wonderful young adults. City Day is a traditional school that also allows hands on learning experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom. I`m an alum, and the experiences I had were great. My favorite memory was a field trip during my 6th grade year for French class to Quebec. I met my pen pal and went around the city speaking French the whole trip. I got to learn some history about Quebec as well. Other than the great experiences, the teachers at the school care and inspire students to achieve success.The children are very welcoming and kind that by the time you graduate, it will feel like a second home.
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Chicago City Day School is a great environment for children to mature into wonderful young adults. City Day is a traditional school that also allows hands on learning experiences for students both inside and outside of the classroom. I`m an alum, and the experiences I had were great. My favorite memory was a field trip during my 6th grade year for French class to Quebec. I met my pen pal and went around the city speaking French the whole trip. I got to learn some history about Quebec as well. Other than the great experiences, the teachers at the school care and inspire students to achieve success.The children are very welcoming and kind that by the time you graduate, it will feel like a second home.
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What a wonderful place to have your child experience their formative years. You must see it to believe it. If you are lucky enough to be looking at private education in the city, this is on the top of my list. It is the most wonderful school full of great teachers, staff, beautiful campus, amazing experiential learning opportunities, and an all-around outstanding education. We are so happy here!
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