UChicago Charter aims to prepare 100% of our students for college acceptance and graduation.


UChicago Charter cultivates culturally-aware critical thinkers and leaders through a PreK-12 superhighway.


UChicago Charter inspires our students to RISE and recognize the greatness within themselves.


UChicago Charter motivates our students to persevere in their pursuit of higher education and greater opportunities.

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H2S2 Podcast Spotlights UCW Varsity Basketball Team

H2S2 Podcast Spotlights UCW Varsity Basketball Team

Last month, Urban Field House Media came to the UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus to feature the boys varsity basketball team in the High School Holla Sports Show podcast H2S2. The H2S2 team interviewed our Head Coach Ade Ajose, who led the UCW J.V. boys...

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UChicago Charter School Continues to Soar

UChicago Charter School Continues to Soar

UChicago Charter continues to push boundaries and rise up. We currently rank top in college persistence among all CPS charter schools according to the To&Through Online Tool. We maintain a strong college-going culture, provide many exciting enrichment...

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We Can. We Will. RISE

RISE – it’s what we ask of our students, our parents, and our staff every day.  It’s not a slogan.  It’s not a motto.  It’s a belief that, together, we can accomplish more than apart. Rise is how our students recognize the greatness within themselves and how we unlock that greatness to help students achieve their highest potential.  

Our Partners

Our work is supported by so many great people and organizations, in Chicago and beyond. This is a small sample of the many partner organizations with which we work to provide a range of rigorous academic and robust enrichment experiences for our students.

Visit The Academy Group
Visit the Logan Center for the Arts
Visit UChicago Civic Engagement
Visit After School Matters

Our Campuses

The UChicago Charter School is a public charter school within the Chicago Public Schools district and composed of three campuses serving approximately 1500 preK-12 students on Chicago’s South Side. Our campuses share a common goal, which is to prepare 100% of our students for college acceptance and graduation through a preK-12 “superhighway” that cultivates culturally aware critical thinkers and leaders. Learn more about each of our campuses:


1119 E 46th Street Chicago, IL 60653 Grades PreK-5


707 E 37th Street Chicago, IL 60653 Grades PreK-5


6300 S University Chicago, IL 60637 Grades 6-12

Our school day goes from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (3:40 at UCW)
We have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. every Wednesday
Fee-based aftercare is available for grades preK-8
View our School Calendar for Holidays and Breaks

UChicago Charter School

A Division of the Urban Education Institute
at the University of Chicago


1313 E 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637