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AnconaSummer Presents a World Premiere!

An Epic Tale of Scale explores the concept of relative size through theater and music. From the teeny tiny red blood cell to the expansive galaxy, students go on an epic journey exploring what it [...]

Save the Date: Time for a Farm Raising!

The fences are up and soil has been laid. Now we need your help! On Saturday, August 27 from 9 am to Noon you are invited to build, dig and plant the third phase of our Outdoor [...]

4th of July with the Ancona School

Your entire family, pets included, are invited to march with the Ancona School in the "4th on 53rd Parade" in Hyde Park. Marchers will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Hyde Park Bank parking lot. The parade begins promptly at [...]

Subscribe to the Ancona Calendar

Online subscription options have been updated for the Ancona School calendars. If  you have previously "imported" the Ancona calendar, it is important to subscribe instead to make sure that your calendar stays up to date. Please [...]

Events at Ancona

August 1st
  • Journeys: Makers Camp

August 4th
  • New Parent Reception

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

August 8th
  • Journeys: Ecology and Sustainability Camp

August 15th
  • Journeys: Ecology and Sustainability Camp

August 19th
  • Last Day of 2015 - 2016 AYM Program

    The 2016-2017 AYM program begins on the same grade-level specific rolling schedule as other classrooms. See the week of September 5th on this calendar for details.

August 29th
  • Teacher Planning Week

August 30th
  • New Parent Orientation

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Including AYM

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 >