Beverly/ Morgan Park Schools

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is home to many high performing public and private schools. Some of the most dedicated principals, educators, support staff and involved parents in the Chicago Public School system work in our community. In fact, in a 2020 interview, a group of principals repeatedly stressed  that Beverly/Morgan Park schools work hard to offer residents a quality education wherever they go.

Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools

42 W. Madison Street

Barnard Elementary School

Kathleen Valente, Principal

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.


Preschool: Ages 3-4
Pre-K – 8th

Barbara Vick Early Childhood & Family Center and Vick Village

Amy O’Connor, Principal

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.,


Preschool: Ages 3-5

Henry R. Clissold Montessori and IBMYP School

JaMonica J. Marion, Principal

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


Pre-K – 8th

Esmond Elementary School

Dr. Angela R. Tucker, Principal

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.


Pre-K– 8th

Kate Starr Kellogg Elementary School

Dr. Cory Overstreet, Principal

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


Kindergarten – 8th

Sutherland Elementary School

Margaret Burns, Principal

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


Kindergarten – 8th

Vanderpoel Humanities Academy

Kia Banks, Principal

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


Kindergarten – 8th

Morgan Park High School

Daniel Kuzma, Principal

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


7th – 12th grade

Catholic Schools

Archdiocese of Chicago

835 N. Rush St.

Christ the King School

Dr. Ann Marie Riordan, Principal

Christ the King, National Blue Ribbon 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


Preschool – 8th

St. Barnabas School

Jonathan Stack, Principal

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


Preschool – 8th

St. Cajetan School

Michelle Nitsche, Principal

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

St. John Fisher School

Maura Nash, Principal

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.


Pre-K – 8th (half-day and full-day)

St. Walter – St. Benedict School

Kimberly Leonard, Principal St. Walter–St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School is where the whole child is nurtured—academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Our faith-based environment fosters compassion while maintaining a rigorous academic program. Our unique two-campus model offers a seamless educational journey, from PK-4 grade at our Chicago Campus to 5th-8th grade at our Blue Island Campus. Our educators create an inclusive community that supports each student's individual growth. We are proud to offer small class sizes, a diverse enrollment, and ambitious instruction, all working together to help students achieve their goals and build a bright future. Join us in providing your child with a holistic education that will equip them with the skills and values necessary for a fulfilling and purposeful life. 11741 S. Western Avenue 773-445-8850 Preschool – 8th

Private Schools

All Day Montessori School

Caitlyn Solomon, Head of the School 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

Beverly Castle Academy of Early Education

Pat Singler, Director

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.


Preschool: Ages 2– 6

Beverly Montessori School

Kelley Ciraulo, Head of the School

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.


Morgan Park Academy

Mercedes Z. Sheppard, Head of School

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.



Family Resources

BAPA Teen Service 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. Interested? Contact Tina Jenkins Bell,

The Professional ABCs, fun interactive discussions around professional success for people aged 14 to 24

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for teens to gain professional skills and get advice from student leaders, entrepreneurs and industry experts. The Professional ABCs is a free speaker series co-hosted by BAPA and led by Advice Beyond the Classroom. The program teaches many of the soft skills needed to succeed in the professional world. 

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,
  • Smith Village, 113th and Western – Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Genis, 773-474-7319 or 708-326-2424/, for service learning ideas to help Smith Village residents.
  • Live Like John – Learn more about service leadership opportunities at
  • 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 BAPA,

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

Youth Employment Programs in Chicago

After School Matters

ASM inspires Chicago teens to discover their passions, develop skills for life beyond high school, and make friends along the way. Programs in the Arts, Steam, Sports and Communication are available. Opportunities for businesses to be partners.

Neighborhood Contacts:

Tim O’Neill 

Tonya Rayburn 

Chicago Park District Life Guard Program

Being a lifeguard along Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront or a neighborhood pool is a job unlike any other. You’ll be part of one of the country’s largest and best-trained corps, gaining life-saving skills while making a difference in people’s lives.

Chicago Summer Business Institute

At CSBI, today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. They are committed to helping talented students gain access to jobs so that they can set out on their individual paths to leadership. See the website for qualifications.

Chicago Youth Service Corps

This is a year-round program that provides paid opportunities for youth ages 16-24 to engage in community service, project-based learning, and leadership development. CYSC celebrates and welcomes diverse backgrounds and encourages you to bring your experience, background, and traditions to your service.

CPS Student Employment

CPS offers learning experiences that take place outside the classroom. The goal is to give each CPS student an opportunity to experience a workplace, build their professional network and gain new skills. Student internships are a valuable learning component to prepare students for a successful career and life.

Of Color, Inc.

Through a partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Illinois Youth Investment Program (IYIP), Of Color Inc provides a comprehensive, wraparound workforce model that introduces employability skill sets, work, and personal ethics to our clients. Of Color’s goal is to connect “work-ready” clients to their community business partners and to prepare them for entry-level work-based learning work experiences (where Of Color pays the youth/young adult’s wages for up to 8 weeks) as well as unsubsidized direct long-term employment opportunities.

Neighborhood Contacts:

Edmond Hall  773-664-2356

Hope Coleman  773-397-3866

One Summer Chicago

One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.

Neighborhood Contact: 

Carla Ringo

Summer Youth Employment Program

This program operates during the summer months to help provide youth ages 14-24 with career-oriented summer employment to help them develop transferable skills to increase employability through job readiness training. It also provides them with guidance, training, and supervision to help create a meaningful and quality summer job experience.

Out of School Programs

The City of Chicago’s School Age Programs and Chicago Youth Centers Out of School Time & Summer Enrichment Program provide structured, age appropriate activities for youth (6–18 years old).  These programs focus on developing social and emotional skills and building self-confidence, responsibility, awareness, and a sense of safety and belonging. Physical activities are also included to promote the well-being of participants.

Angel of God Resource Center | Angel of God offers a variety of opportunities for youth to develop social and emotional skills, as well as job-specific training.