Our Campuses

UChicago Charter School is comprised of three campuses serving approximately 1,500 students on Chicago’s South Side. We share a common goal, 100% admission and graduation from four-year colleges.  However, each campus is unique in its own right.  Our elementary campuses focus on social-emotional development while our middle and high school campuses begin preparing our students to make the transition to college.  Learn more about each of our campuses below.

North Kenwood Oakland (NKO)

North Kenwood Oakland (NKO)

Grades preK-5

1119 E 46th Street, Chicago IL 60653
Phone: 773-536-2399, Fax: 773-536-2435
School Day: 8:00am – 3:30pm MTThF, 1:00pm W
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Campus Leadership
  • Aneesa Sergeant, Campus Director
  • Elizabeth Brown, Assistant Director/Director of Social & Academic Supports
Curriculum & Approach

North Kenwood/Oakland’s academic approach is distinguished by:

A whole child approach that focuses on teaching the values of self-control, teamwork, integrity, commitment, and kindness

A school culture of high academic achievement, featuring rigorous instruction and a curriculum based on research and best practices

Committed and skilled educators, including award-winning and National Board Certified Teachers who guide and inspire students to excel

An emphasis on teaching students to become independent readers by grade three, using whole group, small group, and individualized instruction

A focus on higher-order thinking in mathematics

Expert use of literacy, mathematics, and science assessments to measure students’ progress and tailor instruction and supports to each student’s academic needs

Technology infused classrooms with desktop or laptop computer and iPad access for every student

A full-day pre-kindergarten that offers developmentally appropriate instruction in reading, science, mathematics, and the arts

Increased instructional time through an August–June academic year and a school day that offers extended hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.

About NKO

The UChicago Charter School’s North Kenwood/Oakland campus is named after and located at the juncture of the South Side neighborhoods of North Kenwood and Oakland, historic communities formed by African Americans and others seeking a better life, including high quality educational opportunities for their children. In 2008, North Kenwood/Oakland was honored as the recipient of the Illinois State Federation of Community Schools’ Dimon Distinguished Community Schools Award.

Donoghue

Donoghue

Grades preK-5

707 E 37th Street, Chicago IL 60653
Phone: 773-285-5301, Fax: 773-268-2088
School Day: 8:00am – 3:30pm MTThF, 1:00pm W
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Campus Leadership
  • Erin Gilmore-Slack, Campus Director
  • Jarred Brown, Assistant Director
Curriculum & Approach

Donoghue’s academic approach is distinguished by:

A whole child approach that focuses on teaching the values of self-control, teamwork, integrity, commitment, and kindness

A school culture of high academic achievement featuring rigorous instruction and a curriculum based on research and best practices

Committed and skilled educators, including National Board Certified Teachers who guide and inspire students to excel

An emphasis on teaching students to become independent readers by grade three, and using whole group, small group, and individualized instruction

A focus on high-order thinking in mathematics

Expert use of literacy and mathematics assessments to measure students’ progress and tailor instruction and supports to each student’s academic needs

Technology infused classrooms with desktop or laptop computer or iPad access for every student

A full-day pre-kindergarten program that offers developmentally appropriate instruction in reading, science, mathematics, art, music, and dance

A science laboratory where students conduct experiments to test their hypotheses about the physical and biological worlds

Instruction in dance, drumming, painting, and music offered by professional artists

Increased instructional time through a school day that begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m., Saturday classes, and a full-day summer school

About Donoghue

The UChicago Charter School’s Donoghue Campus is named after George T. Donoghue, a civil engineer and the first general superintendent of the Chicago Park District. Under his leadership, the Park District launched community programs and opened facilities and field houses in neighborhoods across the city. Mr. Donoghue was also one of the original organizers of the Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and largest annual African American parade in the country.

UC Woodlawn (UCW)

UC Woodlawn

Grades 6-12

6300 S University Avenue, Chicago IL 60637
Phone: 773-752-8101, Fax: 773-324-0653
School Day: 8:00am – 3:40pm MTThF, 1:00pm W
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Campus Leadership
  • Dr. Daena Adams, High School Campus Director
  • Donald Gordon, Middle School Campus Director
  • Ayodeji Ogunniyi, High School Assistant Director
Curriculum & Approach

The UChicago Charter School’s Woodlawn Campus is distinguished by:

An integrated middle and high school campus that establishes college-going mindsets and habits beginning in the 6th grade

Committed, skilled educators who inspire students to excel through engaging instruction that draws upon students’ cultural backgrounds and lived experiences to develop knowledge and skills of value outside of the classroom.

Advanced Placement courses in Statistics, Biology, Language Arts, and Literature

Expert use of literacy, mathematics, and science assessments to measure students’ progress and tailor instruction and supports to each student’s academic needs

Integration of technology through iMac labs and a partnership with the Digital Youth Network

A senior thesis program in which students conduct their own research projects in the areas of urban development, media, renewable energy, education, and economics. Competitive athletic programs including, but not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, and cross-country running

Performing arts instruction led by instructors with professional theatre and dance experience

A dedicated college office with an extensive alumni network

A strong track record of college success: UCW has one of the highest college persistence rates of any non-selective high school in the city of Chicago, with alumni attending The University of Chicago, Stanford University, Howard University, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The University of Missouri, and other selective colleges across the country

About UCW

UChicago Charter’s Woodlawn Campus offers priority admission to students who live in the surrounding community for which it was named. A strong school-community relationship is essential to making the Woodlawn campus a great school for youth and their families. Woodlawn provides a variety of opportunities for students to contribute to their communities through research, service, and leadership.

Carter G. Woodson (CGW) – (Closed July 31, 2019)

Carter G Woodson

Former Location

4444 S Evans Ave, Chicago IL 60653

Student Records Information

Former students of our Carter G. Woodson campus can submit records requests at the main office of our Woodlawn Campus.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for record retrieval as these materials may be archived offsite.

About CGW

Carter G. Woodson Middle School’s namesake created Negro History Week (later Black History Month) and was key to the establishment of Black history as an important field of scholarship. Carter G. Woodson was among the first African American graduates of the University of Chicago, receiving both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in 1898. In 1912, he became the second African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University.  

We closed our CGW campus in July of 2019 after all students who started here were allowed to graduate from 8th grade.  We want to thank all of the dedicated faculty, staff, students, families, volunteers, community partners and anyone else who helped CGW achieve it’s amazing results.

UChicago Charter School

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

info@uchicagocharter.org

773-834-2865

1313 E 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637