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Spectacular classroom buildings and spacious outdoor learning areas provide 71,000 square feet of imaginative space specially designed and constructed for elementary school-aged students.


Our inspiring 'Oasis of Learning'

Chicago City Day School's 2-acre campus is a unique urban environment, a warm and tranquil place nestled within the vibrant Lakeview East neighborhood. We call it an "Oasis of Learning."

Highlights of our indoor spaces include two fully equipped science laboratories, an expansive library, two computer laboratories, two regulation-sized gymnasiums, an inviting art studio, a stimulating shop for technology and design work, and a sophisticated theater.

Outside, students can enjoy our innovative new playground areas, study near our picturesque koi pond, or create art on our outdoor easels.  During the winter months, the School's expansive play yard includes a 4,000-square-foot ice rink. 

Located less than a block from Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, we take full advantage of Chicago's rich cultural opportunities. Multiple CTA bus stops sit just steps from campus, allowing our classes to visit museums, theaters, civic buildings, and more with ease. As a result, students understand the strong connection between the School's campus and the city of Chicago at large. 

City Day's campus  is a certified wildlife habitat

Wildlife habitat 

The Chicago City Day School campus has been designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. We earned the certification in 2019, after two City Day teachers led a schoolwide effort to ensure that our two-acre campus provides food, water, cover, and places to raise young for wildlife such as birds, insects, and amphibians. The certification effort helped raise awareness among students of the need to protect wildlife habitats, even in urban areas.