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Parent Conferences – AYM Only

Parent Conferences will be held this Friday for the All Year Montessori program. Conferences are taking place at Ancona West and are for parents/guardians only. Please note that school is still in session for the entire […]

Chess Comes Back to Ancona’s AfterSchool Program

Chess has joined the After School program schedule! Offered each Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 p.m., our chess program will be facilitated by Lorenzo Davis from Checkmate Champions. Please contact Director of Auxiliary Programs, Amy McFadden at […]

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Curriculum Night: An Experiential Dive into What Differentiates Ancona

by Head of School, Ari Frede

On Wednesday, November 11, Ancona hosted a curriculum night to answer parents’ question, “What do my children do all day?” Faculty reached back with a fireworks-worthy teach-in. Teachers wanted parents […]

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Parent Volunteers Needed

Ancona is strong because of the hundreds of volunteers who partner with us in critical areas. Whatever time you contribute will leave you with a better understanding of our learning community and the magic that […]

Events at Ancona

ButterflyWinter Book Fair  

December 1st

ButterflyAYM Parent-Teacher Conferences (School as usual)  

December 3rd

ButterflyAdmissions Coffee Hour  

December 4th 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Location: The Ancona School, 4770 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, United States

Held on select first Fridays at 9:00 a.m., Coffee Hour is designed for families who are unable to spend a full morning at the Open House. Coffee Hour connects you to the learning and admissions process while getting answers to all of your burning questions. All grade levels are welcome and registration is required. Find out more and Register!

ButterflyAncona Day  

December 6th 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Find out more and register!

ButterflyJust Parents: PrePrimary Parent Chat  

December 9th 8:00 am to 9:00 am

ButterflyIPA Winter Showcase  

December 10th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

ButterflyAdmissions Applications Due  

December 11th

Butterfly4 pm After School Dismissal  

December 16th

ButterflyWinter Concert  

December 17th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

ButterflyWinter Assembly  

December 18th 8:30 am to 9:15 am

ButterflyNO SCHOOL- Winter Vacation  

December 21st

ButterflySchool Resumes  

January 4th

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A commitment to the whole child

A child centered education that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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An unprecedented commitment to a global learning community. 60% of our student body are persons of color. 20 languages are spoken in Ancona family homes. 25% of our students are diverse learners. 33% of our families receive need based financial aid.
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Multiage open classrooms, integrated units of study and experiential learning in and outside of the classrooms create an environment for young learners to flourish. Learn more >



Ancona adheres to Maria Montessori’s belief that children are naturally motivated, active learners who build their own understandings of the world as they interact with their environment. Learn more >

After Ancona


Historically, Ancona graduates enroll at Chicago’s most selective high schools. In high school and beyond, they distinguish themselves as scholars, athletes, artists and intrepid world travelers with a genuine commitment to social justice both within and outside of their communities. Learn more >