We demonstrate our commitment to urban education by developing and investing in programs and initiatives that serve children from pre-K through high school and by working with teachers and principals to improve our city’s school system.
As a champion for quality preK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, UChicago extends its core educational mission through a range of programs designed to provide our city’s youth with the broad-based academic knowledge and well-developed study 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.
A life-changing surprise: Two South Side high school seniors earn early admission, scholarships to UChicago
Mia Rodgers of South Chicago and Zenin Miller of Hyde Park learned they’ve been admitted to the University of Chicago College Class of 2025 and will have their tuition fully paid.
Virtual Junior Science Cafés show middle-schoolers the infinite possibilities of STEM learning
In the Junior Science Cafés, graduate students from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering teach middle schoolers about science and engineering through hands-on activities and share their own personal stories about how they fell in love with science.
Abraham and Karen Potts
Maroon Tutor Match
“[Tutor Meera Santhanam] really taught him how to study and prepare for testing and, more than that, showed him the value of studying. She’s given him valuable insight into college and what it requires.”