Living in Hyde Park: Schools

From preschool through high school, Hyde Park’s 17 public, parochial, and private schools afford parents a wide variety of educational choices.

Among the options are Ray School, recently named an Illinois State Board of Education “Model School”; Murray Language Academy, a top-ranked magnet school; and Akiba-Schechter, the only Jewish school on Chicago’s South Side. For younger children, the Parent Cooperative for Early Learning offers a play-based preschool environment, and the Baby Ph.D. Childcare Network offers several daycare homes as well as a nanny-share program.

The University of Chicago plays a key role in educating area children. The university’s Laboratory Schools, founded in 1896 by philosopher and education reformer John Dewey, educate nearly 1,700 students each year, while the University of Chicago Charter School’s four campuses serve as national models of urban education at its best.

For more information, please check the Schools and Child Care sections of our business directory.

Let’s kick off summer together with DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ D Nice, DJ Clark Kent and more at the 5th annual Hyde Park Brew Fest in the heart of downtown Hyde Park. 

The event goes from 12p - 9p on Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd and is FREE to attend. Lots of great food and music and vendors on hand for a family fun weekend. If you’d like to sample beer and cider from over 50 different brews, be sure to PURCHASE TICKETS for the sampling which runs from 1 pm - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday!

Learn more: http://hpbrewfest.com

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