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Town Meeting

Dear Ancona Community, Peace and justice are the cornerstones of our mission and we are its defenders and promoters. Ancona is a wonderfully diverse community with a history of families, staff, and students who are [...]

2017-2018 Preprimary Program Changes

Dear Ancona Community, Expect to see some changes to the Preprimary program in the 2017-2018 school year. These changes were made to offer more options to more families. We know that the wide variety [...]

Curriculum Connection: Activism and Project Based Learning

PSAs, Ofrendas, and Editorials Written by Ryann and Thomas, Ancona Students This year in 7th and 8th grade, we have been working on activism within editorials, PSAs (public service announcements) projects using Imovie , and [...]

The 2015-2016 Annual Report

We are thrilled to share the 2015-2016 Annual Report with our community. From building the Outdoor Learning Space, to introducing Ari Frede as the new Head of School, 2015-2016 was a big year! Thank you to all the [...]

Events at Ancona

February 20th
  • NO SCHOOL: President's Day

    AYM in Session

February 22nd
  • Ancona Book Fair

February 23rd
  • ANTs Meeting

    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    An informational meeting for the Ancona Nature Team.

February 28th
  • APC Meeting

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

March 3rd
  • NWEA Map - 7th Grade

  • African American Assembly

    8:30 am to 9:30 am

March 5th
  • Honest Conversations

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location TBD

Mission

A commitment to the whole child

A child centered education that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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Diversity

DIVERSITY IS IN OUR DNA

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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Curriculum

RELEVANT, ADAPTIVE AND COMPLEX

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 >

Preprimary

OUR STORY BEGINS WITH MONTESSORI

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 >

Ancona Graduates

ANCONA STUDENTS MOVE THE WORLD

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 >