February 2023 Public School Profiles 

By Tina Jenkins Bell 

BAPA School Liaison 

Beverly/Morgan Park’s public schools are among the best in Chicago. For general information about Chicago Public Schools, call 773-553-1000 or visit cps.edu. For a glimpse at our neighborhood schools, keep reading.  

Barnard School 

10354 S. Charles St. 


Pre-K (ages 3-4) – 8th 

Local School Council meeting: Every third Monday 

Highly rated by CPS and described as the heartbeat of East Beverly, Barnard has a mission to equip students with the flexibility, curiosity, and perseverance needed to successfully claim a place in an ever-changing global society. Info: barnard.cps.edu or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/barnard. 

Barbara Vick Early Childhood & Family Center and Vick Village 

2554 W. 113th St. 


Preschool (ages 3-5) 

The belief at the Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Centers is that social and emotional development serves as the foundation of all other learning. They provide a play-based, child-centered curriculum aligned with the Illinois Early Learning and Common Core Standards. Their hands-on, experiential curriculum maximizes the learning potential of all children, including Diverse and English Language Learners. Info: barbaravick.org or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/vick. 

Clissold School  

2350 W. 110th Pl. 


Pre-K – 8th 

Local School Council meeting: Every third Monday 

Henry R. Clissold Elementary School may get students early in their lives, but the school educates students for life-long, long term goals. They are a unique school with two world renowned programs, Montessori and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. They believe in the gift of every child to inspire and empower the future of humanity. Info: clissold-school.org or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/clissold. 

Esmond School 

1865 W. Montvale Ave. 


Pre-K– 8th 

Local School Council meeting: 2nd Tuesday of month 

As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years School, Esmond strives to develop students’ abilities to think critically, solve problems, and use their knowledge to compete in the global world. Info: esmond.cps.edu  or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/esmond. 

Kellogg School 

9241 S. Leavitt 


Pre-K – 8th 

Local School Council Meeting: Every first Thursday 

Rated among the top 25 elementary schools in Chicago with an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme, Personalized Learning, STEM Lab, and 1:1 Chromebooks. Kellogg School also has the highest rating of excellence offered by CPS and prepares students to become successful lifelong learners and leaders with a solid foundation of skills, abilities, and knowledge. Kellogg graduates go on to attend some of the best high schools in Chicago. Info: kellogg.cps.edu or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/kellogg. 

Sutherland School 

10015 S. Leavitt 


K – 8th 

Local School Council Meeting: Every third Tuesday 

Sutherland School has been rooted in Beverly/Morgan Park since 1925 and has the highest rating CPS offers. With an extensive early literacy program and an emphasis on differentiated, targeted learning, Sutherland’s mission is to educate the whole child, while prioritizing the value of the arts, the necessity of social-emotional learning, and the importance of strong supportive relationships with parents and neighbors, making the school community “Sutherland Proud.” Info: sutherland.cps.edu or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/sutherland. 

Vanderpoel Humanities Academy 

9510 S. Prospect 


K – 8th 

Local School Council Meeting: Every first Tuesday 

A magnet, humanities-focused school, Vanderpoel is highly rated by CPS and offers high quality, enriched, high-interest theme-based curriculum that enables students to meet and exceed their academic potential. Info: vhaelementary.org or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/vanderpoel. 

Morgan Park High School 

1744 W. Pryor Ave. 


7th – 12th grade 

Local School Council Meeting: Every third Wednesday 

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) is an International Baccalaureate High School committed to academic and social excellence for all students through the implementation of rigorous and diverse curriculum and assessment. MPHS cultivates an atmosphere of mutual responsibility among students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community and aims to develop globally responsible citizens, who are knowledgeable, open-minded, caring, and principled thinkers. Info: morganparkcps.org or cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/morgan-park-hs. 


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