The Wrightwood Neighborhood’s children can attend three local Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Elementary Schools and a High School. All are excellent schools with a lot to offer. We’ve given you a brief look at each school, we encourage you see for yourself how fabulous our area public schools really are. Every year, Wrightwood Neighbors donates money from our fundraiser, The Taste of Lincoln Avenue, to help support a special program or need the schools may have. Contact our Schools Chair with any questions.
Agassiz Elementary School
2851 N. Seminary
Chicago, IL 60657
Agassiz is a Fine and Performing Arts, Magnet Cluster School, with a focus on the integration of visual arts, drama, and dance and music theory into the curriculum to support literacy. Agassiz offers two pre-kindergarten programs, a full day kindergarten, a technologically sophisticated media center, full-time drama and music teachers, dance and visual art, computers in every classroom with on-line access in many classrooms. Also offered are a project-based curriculum for intermediate and upper grades and an accelerated reader program for students in grades 3 through 8. Agassiz has a successful collaboration among general and special education teachers and an inclusion philosophy for all students. After school programs include Studio Arts, Gallery 37 and a homework center.
Louisa May Alcott Elementary School
2625 North Orchard
Chicago, IL 60614
Louisa May Alcott School is a full-day, pre-K through 8th grade neighborhood school that has received local and national media attention for its groundbreaking initiatives in progressive education, language instruction, nutrition and fundraising. Alcott ranks in the top 35 of all CPS neighborhood schools, belongs to the Chicago Math and Science initiative for teaching algebra in eighth grade, embraces an accelerated curriculum that includes Mandarin Chinese, computer instruction, arts and drama, and offers a rich array of after-school programs including debate, math, guitar, science, chess, sports and knitting.
Oscar Mayer Elementary School
2250 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
In 2008, the school was officially renamed as “Oscar Mayer Magnet School” and became a magnet-cluster school with a Fine and Performing Arts focus and introduced a Montessori program and an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Mayer Magnet is dedicated to promoting a holistic education that nurtures and challenges all students to become lifelong learners with a passion to inquire, think globally, serve others, create, lead and achieve personal excellence.
Lincoln Park High School
2001 North Orchard Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park enjoys a tradition of academic excellence that is responsive to both student needs and teacher initiative. LPHS is a neighborhood high school with three magnet programs: International Baccalaureate (IB), Double Honors/Advanced Placement (HH/AP), and Performing Arts (Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Drama, String Instrument). The neighborhood attendance area is the Near North side-from Oak Street north to Wellington, from Lake Shore Drive west to the Chicago River. LPHS has many boys and girls sports teams, several types of bands, orchestras and choral groups as well as clubs and activities for all interests.
Alcott High School for the Humanities
2957 N. Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
AHSH (Alcott High School for the Humanities) is located in the West Lakeview/Roscoe Village neighborhoods that opened its doors to 83 freshmen on September 8, 2009. Alcott High School for the Humanities is one of Chicago’s finest small school options and home to 240 fantastic freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are “learning how to learn” on a daily basis.