Student Health and Wellness 

The Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) aims to eliminate health-related barriers to learning and advance health equity in Chicago.

Congratulations to School Year 2018-2019 Healthy CPS Schools!

Jane Addams Elementary School
Air Force Academy High School
Albany Park Multicultural Academy
George Armstrong International Studies ES
Ashburn Community Elementary School
Back of the Yards IB HS
Newton Bateman Elementary School
Daniel C Beard Elementary School
Hiram H Belding Elementary School
Edward A Bouchet Math & Science Academy ES
Norman A Bridge Elementary School
Brighton Park Elementary School
Lyman A Budlong Elementary School
Marvin Camras Elementary School
Arthur E Canty Elementary School
Willa Cather Elementary School
Eliza Chappell Elementary School
Salmon P Chase Elementary School
Chicago Military Academy High School
Christopher House Charter School
George Rogers Clark Elementary School
DeWitt Clinton Elementary School
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy
Christopher Columbus Elementary School
John C Coonley Elementary School
Daniel J Corkery Elementary School
Oscar DePriest Elementary School
Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School
Disney II Magnet School
John C Dore Elementary School
Edison Park Elementary School
Medgar Evers Elementary School
Michael Faraday Elementary School
James B Farnsworth Elementary School
Frederick Funston Elementary School
Marcus Moziah Garvey Elementary School
John W Garvy Elementary School
Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Thomas A Hendricks Elementary Community Academy
Hope Institute Learning Academy
Edward N Hurley Elementary School
Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School
LaSalle Elementary Language Academy
LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Ctr ES
Mary Lyon Elementary School
James Madison Elementary School
James Monroe Elementary School
Bernhard Moos Elementary School
Mount Vernon Elementary School
John B Murphy Elementary School
New Field Elementary School
Walter L Newberry Math & Science Academy ES
Alfred Nobel Elementary School
Northwest Middle School
William B Ogden Elementary School
Ogden International High School
Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez Elementary School
John Palmer Elementary School
Louis Pasteur Elementary School
Ferdinand Peck Elementary School
Helen Peirce International Studies ES
Manuel Perez Elementary School
Phoenix Military Academy High School
Ambrose Plamondon Elementary School
Portage Park Elementary School
William H Prescott Elementary School
Ernst Prussing Elementary School
Pulaski International School of Chicago
Robert J. Richardson Middle School
Hyman G Rickover Naval Academy High School
Socorro Sandoval Elementary School
Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy
Sauganash Elementary School
Mark Sheridan Math & Science Academy
Jesse Sherwood Elementary School
James Shields Middle School
Skinner North
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ES
South Shore Fine Arts Academy
Enrico Tonti Elementary School
Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy
Mark Twain Elementary School
Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy
Eli Whitney Elementary School
Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy


Healthy CPS

Healthy CPS, an initiative led by the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW), aims to remove health-related barriers to learning so that students may succeed in college, career and life. Healthy students are better learners. Healthy CPS aligns with Healthy Chicago, the city’s first public health agenda.

The goal of Healthy CPS is to make sure students have access to a healthy school environment centered around:

  • Health policies
  • Health education
  • Healthcare services
  • Healthy foods
  • Physical activity

Our Vision:

To create a Healthy CPS that serves as a national benchmark for student health and wellness. CPS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness is composed of four departments that work together to accomplish the Healthy CPS vision.

We encourage families to learn about the programs and services Office of Student Health and Wellness offers to ensure your child’s health and wellness needs are met and how you can get involved.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness uses two departments that work together to accomplish the Healthy CPS vision:

Student Health: Mobilizes CPS schools to align with chronic condition health policies, coordinate health services, and promote sexual health education for all students.

Vision and Hearing: Provides access to high quality vision and hearing screening services and medical follow-up, including vision and hearing exams for all CPS students.

Student Wellness: Improves healthy school environments by promoting physical activity, healthy foods and health education in schools.

  • Physical Activity - Schools support physical activity throughout the school day through recess, physical education and additional physical activity opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
  • Healthy Foods - Schools provide students with access to healthy foods and nutrition education in school.
  • LearnWELL - Helps schools follow CPS wellness policies.

Health Education and Physical Education: Ensure every CPS student receives regular high quality Health and Physical Education Instruction that is lead by a qualified teacher

        • Health Education:

    • Instruction is aligned with Common Core and national standards, and is provided to students for a minimum of 60 minutes per week
    • Instruction is led by a teacher trained in health education who demonstrates leadership in school wellness
    • Program is supported by comprehensive resources and stakeholders
    • Program emphasizes shared accountability at the student, teacher, school, and district level
    • Increase district-wide access to and utilization of exemplary Sexual Health Education

        • Physical Education:

    • High-quality physical education instruction is provided every day
    • Instruction is led by a teacher trained in physical education who demonstrates leadership in school wellness
    • Program is supported by comprehensive resources and stakeholders
    • Program emphasizes shared accountability at the student, teacher, school, and district level


Page Last Modified on Wednesday, October 23, 2019