Elementary schools 

This stage in a child's life is a crucial development step. The foundation for your children’s academic interests and future educational desires are incubating during this time. At CPS, we focus on allowing children to develop social skills as well as cognitive and thinking skills. We strive for academic excellence, and combine the importance of making school a fun environment to learn in. Every elementary school works to understand each child and create an environment where they will "flourish".

Elementary schools

School types

Get an overview of each school type or view more details about what each has to offer.

 

Neighborhood

Neighborhood
This is your first option, since they generally serve students who live within a designated attendance boundary.

Additional options

Charter

 

Charter
These schools are independently operated and not subject to the same state laws, district initiatives, and board policies as traditional public schools.

 

 

 

 

 
Classical
 

Classical
Provides a challenging liberal arts curriculum for students with high academic potential.

 
 

 

 
Contract

 

Contract
These schools are independently operated by a private entity under contract with the Board of Education. Contract schools are not subject to the same district initiatives and board policies as traditional public schools.

 

 

     
Magnet
  Magnet
Specializes in a specific subject area such as Montessori, International Baccalaureate, math and science, humanities or dual language immersion.
 
   

 

 

Regional gifted center

 

Regional gifted center
Provides a highly accelerated instructional program in all subject areas.
 
   
 
Small
 

Small
These schools limit their student populations to 600. This provides a more intimate and personalized learning experience.

 
   
 
Special education
  Special education
Schools for students with disabilities who reside in specified geographic locations. Enrollment is based on students’ Individualized Education Program.
 
   

For additional details, go to Elementary school types.

Resources

Elementary schools A-Z index

Find a school alphabetically then learn about all about its curriculum, programs, activities, enrollment and admissions information and scorecard data.

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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