UChicago is a champion for quality PreK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, and our educational outreach programs help to put youth on the path to successful, productive adult lives.
UChicago extends its core educational mission through our deep commitment to Chicago students, from pre-kindergarten through high school. We offer a range of programs designed to provide our city’s youth with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond.
We provide mentoring, tutoring, and other academic support to help Chicago Public Schools students thrive in high school and prepare for college. We also operate a top-tier neighborhood charter school with three South Side campuses, and we work with educators to improve school quality and achieve better outcomes for students throughout the Chicago Public Schools system.
In addition, our civic leadership programs and community collaborations offer UChicago scholars and students deeper insights into urban issues while helping to build new generations of thoughtful, well-prepared community leaders.
Chicago Public Schools student Chris Deng pursues internet equity with University of Chicago faculty
Neubauer Professor Nick Feamster mentored high school student Chris Deng through a year-long research study on Internet equity across Chicago Public Schools.
Local middle schoolers create ‘instant snow,’ map the hidden surface of planets at UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering science fair
150 students from four neighborhood schools—Ray Elementary School, Wadsworth Elementary School, Bret Harte Math & Science Magnet Cluster School, and UChicago Charter School Woodlawn—attended the half-day event on April 21.
Latest eventMay 23rd, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Research Spotlight: A New Paradigm for Funding Illinois Universities
Join the To&Through Project to hear from Dr. Frank Fernandez and Dr. Xiaodan Hu, who will share key takeaways from the new report they're releasing on Illinois higher education funding.