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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Dear UChicago Charter School Families, We acknowledge the trying nature of the 2020-21 school year and that many families have chosen to remain in remote learning. However, we are offering the ISBE-mandated Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test in-person. We...
We are beyond thrilled to announce that UCW High School senior Moses Corona was accepted to Johns Hopkins University’s Class of 2025! Moses is among the fewer than 5% of students who were accepted to Johns Hopkins through the regular decision application round. Moses...
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 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.
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
The UChicago Charter community is so proud of Beyonca Owens, who was recently awarded the Horatio Alger State Scholarship! The scholarship provides Beyonca with $10,000 towards her undergraduate education, and is specifically intended to assist high school students...
UCW Middle School Hosts Inaugural STEM Exhibition with Judges from UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Before our winter recess in December, UCW Middle School hosted its inaugural STEM Exhibition! At this virtual exhibition, 12 of our seventh- and eighth-grade scholars presented research projects involving scientific experiments and design investigations ranging from...
We are thrilled to announce that UCW High School senior Julien Sims’ admissions offer to Grinnell College was accompanied by one of only ten Laurel Scholarships offered this year! The Laurel Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship and mentorship program...
We are thrilled to announce that UCW High School senior Terrance Dantzler was named a recipient of the Laurel Scholarship at Grinnell College! The Laurel Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship and mentorship program — Terrance will be 1 of only 10 Laurel...