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Arts-Focused Elementary Schools

CPS magnet schools and magnet cluster schools are specialized schools that specialize in a particular subject area and/or pedagogical practice. A number of elementary schools in the district are designated as Fine & Performing Arts and STEAM magnet and magnet cluster schools.

Arts-Focused Elementary Magnet Schools

CPS magnet schools specialize in one particular area (such as Fine & Performing Arts, World Language, Montessori, STEM, STEAM, Dual Language, IB, Scholastic Academies, and Math and Science). There is no testing required for Magnet schools, and most elementary Magnet schools do not have attendance boundaries so students from across the city can apply. In some cases, Magnet elementary schools provide bus transportation to students who live between 1.5 and 6 miles from the school. The Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE) manages the lottery for student selection via GoCPS

Elementary Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Schools:

  • Belmont-Cragin Elementary School Logo

    Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

    Address: 5252 W PALMER St, Chicago, Illinois 60639
    Website: https://belmontcragin.cps.edu
    School Type: Small
    Programs: Magnet, Open Enrollment

  • Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center Logo

    Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center

    Address: 225 W EVERGREEN Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60610
    Website: https://franklinfineartscenter.org
    School Type: Magnet
    Programs: Magnet

  • John H Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School Logo

    John H Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School

    Address: 9510 S PROSPECT Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60643
    Website: http://www.vhaelementary.org/
    School Type: Magnet
    Programs: Magnet

  • Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School Logo

    Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School

    Address: 4140 N MARINE Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60613
    Website: https://disney.cps.edu
    School Type: Magnet
    Programs: Magnet

  • Disney II Magnet School Logo

    Disney II Magnet School

    Address: 3815 N KEDVALE Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60641
    Website: https://disneyiimagnet.org
    School Type: Magnet
    Programs: Magnet

Elementary STEAM Magnet Schools:

  • Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ES Logo

    Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ES

    Address: 4034 W 56TH , Chicago, Illinois 60629-4442
    Website: https://sorjuana.cps.edu
    School Type: Neighborhood
    Programs: Selective Enrollment, Magnet

Arts-Focused Elementary Magnet Cluster Schools

Magnet cluster schools, like magnet schools, are also specialized by curriculum or pedagogical approach (e.g., Fine and Performing Arts, STEM, World Language, Technology), but they have neighborhood attendance boundaries and accept students who live within those boundaries. Students who live outside of the neighborhood attendance boundaries must participate in the GoCPS application and selection process in order to be considered for acceptance.

There are 54 Fine & Performing Magnet Cluster schools in the district. Download the list of CPS Fine & Performing Arts Elementary Magnet and Magnet Cluster schools as of 2020-21.

Arts-Focused Elementary Magnet Schools

CPS magnet schools specialize in one particular area (such as Fine & Performing Arts, World Language, Montessori, STEM, STEAM, Dual Language, IB, Scholastic Academies, and Math and Science). There is no testing required for Magnet schools, and most elementary Magnet schools do not have attendance boundaries so students from across the city can apply. In some cases, Magnet elementary schools provide bus transportation to students who live between 1.5 and 6 miles from the school. The Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE) manages the lottery for student selection via GoCPS.

CPS Department of Arts Education

773-553-2170

cpsarts@cps.edu

42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602