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Longtime Ancona Facilities Team Member Retires

Don Luis Flores speaking to the 5/6 World Language class about his Latin roots. Ancona will said goodbye to one of its longtime employees at the end of this school year. Custodian Don Luis Flores will retire [...]

Business Office News: Smart Tuition

All families have a Smart Tuition account where you can view your balance, make payments, update your personal information or chat with a live representative. Access your Smart Tuition account at www.parent.smarttution.com. If you do not [...]

Welcome Callers Needed

The Ancona Parent Connection in conjunction with the Admissions Office is looking for current families to place welcome calls to new parents entering our remarkable school. This is a great volunteer opportunity as you can make the [...]

Showtime at Ancona – Monologue Showcase

Enjoy performances from our 7/8 Integrated Performance Arts program. Come see Ancona students work and share their craft at the upcoming showcase. Bring the entire family to support our young actors. Monologue Showcase (7/8th grade Integrated [...]

Events at Ancona

May 25th
  • IPA Spring Showcase

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

May 30th
  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 1st
  • 3rd/4th Grades Camping Trip

  • Athletics Banquet

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

June 2nd
  • Newsletter Day

June 6th
  • AYM Conferences

June 7th
  • Guitar Recital

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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 >

Preschool

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 >

After Ancona

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 >