Beverly/ Morgan Park Schools

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is home to high performing public private schools in Chicago, and it boasts some of the most dedicated principals, educators, support staff and involved parents in the entire Chicago Public School system. In fact, in a 2020 interview, a group of principals repeatedly expressed the sentiment that Beverly/Morgan Park Schools work hard to offer residents, wherever they live in Beverly/Morgan Park, a quality education wherever they go.

Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools

42 W. Madison Street
773-553-1000
cps.edu

Barnard Elementary School

Kathleen Valente, Principal
ktvalente@cps

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.

10354 S. Charles St.

773-535-2625

Preschool: Ages 3-4
Pre-K – 8th

barnard.cps.edu

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/barnard

Barbara Vick Early Childhood & Family Center and Vick Village

Amy O’Connor, Principal
aloconnor@cps.edu

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.

2554 W. 113th St.,

773-535-2671

Preschool: Ages 3-5

barbaravick.org

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/vick

Henry R. Clissold Montessori and IBMYP School

JaMonica J. Marion, Principal
jmarion@cps.edu

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. They believe in the gift of every child to inspire and empower the future of humanity.

2350 W. 110th Place

773-535-2560

Pre-K – 8th

clissold-school.org

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/clissold

Esmond Elementary School

Dr. Angela R. Tucker, Principal
artucker@cps.edu

As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years School, Esmond strives to develop students’ ability to think critically, solve problems, and use their knowledge to compete in the global world.

1865 W. Montvale Ave.

773-535-2650

Pre-K– 8th

esmond.cps.edu

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/esmond

Kate Starr Kellogg Elementary School

Dr. Cory Overstreet, Principal
cwovestreet@cps.edu

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 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.

9241 S. Leavitt

773-535-2590

Pre-K – 8th

kellogg.cps.edu

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/kellogg

Sutherland Elementary School

Margaret Burns, Principal
mmburns1@cps.edu

Sutherland has been rooted in Beverly 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.”

10015 S. Leavitt

773-535-2580

Kindergarten – 8th

sutherland.cps.edu

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/sutherland

Vanderpoel Humanities Academy

Kia Banks, Principal
krbanks@cps.edu

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.

9510 S. Prospect

773-535-2690

Kindergarten – 8th

vhaelementary.org

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/vanderpoel

Morgan Park High School

Dr. Femi Skanes, Principal
fsskanes@cps.edu

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.

1744 W. Pryor Avenue

773-535-2550

7th – 12th grade

morganparkcps.org

cps.edu/schools/schoolprofiles/morgan-park-hs

Catholic Schools

Archdiocese of Chicago

835 N. Rush St.
312-534-5295
schools.archchicago.org

Christ the King School

Dr. Ann Marie Riordan, Principal
amriordan@ck-school.org

Christ the King School provides students with the skills needed to become actively involved in the world in socially responsible ways. The school promotes a sense of belonging and acceptance for all learning styles and abilities with an academically rigorous curriculum and an increasingly diverse environment. The small class sizes, differentiated instruction, extracurricular activities, and welcoming atmosphere are some of the factors families cite in choosing CK.

9240 S. Hoyne Avenue

773-779-3329

Preschool – 8th

school.ckchicago.org

St. Barnabas School

Elaine Gaffney, Principal
egaffney@stbarnabasparish.org

St. Barnabas School provides a dynamic and diversified Catholic environment where students can grow and live in faith and knowledge. St. Barnabas offers educational experiences that foster success, promote unity, and respect the individuality of each student. Rooted in faith, tradition, and friendship, the parish school empowers students to develop their unique capabilities to live, lead, and serve in an ever-changing global society.

10121 S. Longwood Drive

773-445-7711

Preschool – 8th

stbarnabasparish.school

St. Cajetan School

Michelle Nitsche, Principal
mnitsche@cajetan.org

St. Cajetan School educates children intellectually, spiritually, and morally in the context of a strong Catholic environment which fosters diversity and discipleship in building the kingdom of God through words and deeds. Through a comprehensive curriculum (including a STEM instruction), excellent teaching staff, and a supportive school community, St. Cajetan promotes academic excellence, emotional well-being, and physical fitness.

2447 W. 112th St., 773-233-8844

Preschool- 8th

stcajetanschool.org

St. John Fisher School

Maura Nash, Principal
mnash@sjfschool.net

St. John Fisher School (SJF) encourages the intellectual, academic, social and emotional growth of each student. SJF features a rigorous academic curriculum, robust religion education program, and comprehensive student support services to help students become critical thinkers with curious minds, compassionate Christian leaders and socially intelligent citizens prepared for the world today and in the future.

10200 S. Washtenaw Ave.

773-445-4737

Pre-K – 8th (half-day and full-day)

sjfschool.net

St. Walter School

Veronica Skelton Cash, Principal
vcash@stwalter.com

St. Walter Catholic Elementary School’s motto is “Live Faith, Learn Tradition, Achieve Excellence.” For 65 years, St. Walter School has offered students from Beverly/Morgan Park and Blue Island a solid academic foundation to build upon in their futures. Small class sizes, a diverse enrollment and more personalized instruction help them meet those goals.

11741 S. Western Avenue

773-445-8850

Preschool – 8th

stwalter.org

Private Schools

All Day Montessori School

Rebecca Bellonci, Head of the School
rbellonci@alldaymontessori.org

More than just a school, All Day is the “Montessori” choice for working families and offers programs for children, ages 15 months to 6 years old. ADM empowers students to build life skills and embrace their full potential via a full-day, Montessori based early childhood learning experience that is nurturing, educationally rich, and developmentally appropriate.

1819 W. 99th St.

773-239-8248

Preschool: Ages 15 months - 6 years old

alldaymontessori.org

Beverly Castle Academy of Early Education

Kelly Sise, Director
director@beverlycastleacademy.org

The Castle has a 60 year history of developmentally appropriate early education in Beverly/Morgan Park. A quality early childhood program is as important to our staff as it is to parents. We strive to build a partnership with parents during the child's formative years to establish students’ love for learning and happy childhood memories that will last a lifetime.

10244 S. Longwood Dr.

773-239-2299

Preschool: Ages 2– 6

beverlycastleacademy.org

Beverly Montessori School

Kelley Ciraulo, Head of the School
kciraulo@beverlymontessori.org

Beverly Montessori School is a diverse school community providing a nurturing and inviting Montessori environment that ignites joy, wonder and a lifelong love of learning within each child. The school’s environment values the human spirit and the development of the whole child.

9916 S. Walden Pkwy.

773-239-7635

beverlymontessori.org

Morgan Park Academy

Mercedes Z. Sheppard, Head of School admissions@morganparkacademy.org

More than 75 dedicated educators and administrators make up Morgan Park Academy's full-time faculty and staff, a diverse team of professionals who love what they do. Working in close collaboration with each other, they are profoundly committed to discovering the key to each student's talents and abilities, and to helping each student grow in character, intellect, confidence and as positive contributors to a global society.

2153 W. 111th St.

773-881-6700

Preschool-12th

morganparkacademy.org

Nautilus School Chicago

Milissa McClaire Gary, Director
info@nautilusschoolchicago.org

Nautilus School provides a safe and productive space for students to engage in rigorous and individualized learning. Guided by exceptional educators, students are driven by their strengths, interests and needs.

1917 W. 93rd Street

773-462-4223

nautilusschoolchicago.org

Family Resources

Free Tutoring.

BAPA Volunteer Tutor Corps

Need a tutor for your child, from kindergarten to 12th grade? Request free assistance from a BAPA volunteer tutor by contacting Tina Jenkins Bell, tbell@bapa.org

Paid Tutoring Services (Coming Soon)

BAPA Teen Corps, options for discovering community service and service learning projects

Does your student need ideas or inspiration for community service projects? Encourage them to join BAPA’s Teen Corp. Teen Corps members, 13 to 18 years old, receive an updated list of community service opportunities on a monthly basis. They will also have access to interests-based workshops, like job or college readiness or writing a personal statement. They will also be first in line to find out about area internships. Interested? Contact Tina Jenkins Bell, tbell@bapa.org.

Service Learning Partners

The following is a list of organizations and businesses who are open to working with students who are designing service learning projects for graduation and other school prerequisites.

  • PR Store, 10340 S. Western Ave., 773-253-7005. PR Store owner Toni Hill is excited to offer service learning opportunities for multiple schools or individual students. She is willing to design a project with students and has worked with schools to create care packages for the homeless and domestically abused. She is willing to help students: brand and market their own projects; learn the basics of graphic design; or design and manage a service learning project from concept to completion. She’s open to working with interns this summer, and she is a motivational speaker.
  • 19th Ward Mutual Aid/Free Store – Emergency food and hygiene/first aid product distributions. Contact Tim Noonan, aid19ward@gmail.com
  • Smith Village, 113th and Western – Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Genis, 773-474-7319 or 708-326-2424/ SGenis@smithseniorliving.org, for service learning ideas to help Smith Village residents.
  • Live Like John – Learn more about service leadership opportunities at http://www.livelikejohn.org/about/service-leadership-institute/.
  • Beverly Area Planning Association Save the Monarch Butterfly Campaign – Take part in a campaign to attract more monarch butterflies, who are major pollinizers, back to the community. Contact Cathriona Fey, cfey@bapa.org

If your organization or business is open to working with students who have service learning ideas, contact Tina Jenkins Bell, tbell@bapa.org.