About

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.

Our Mission

Founded in 1981, The Chicago City Day School is an independent, co-educational, urban elementary school serving children in junior kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sees as its mission the preparation of students intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and aesthetically to participate in a changing and increasingly complex society.

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Campus

The Chicago City Day School's pristine two-acre campus is located on a tree-lined residential street in Chicago's Belmont Harbor neighborhood, less than a block from Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.

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"It's the kind of school you don't ever want to go home from."

– Leif T.