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.


Treat fathers experiencing homelessness on Father's Day!

Please donate TIES, WALLETS, MONEY CLIPS, WATCHES, COLOGNE, RAZORS, or other items. The UCSC and the student group Homeless Food Run will distribute them in gift bags to our shelter partners. Cash donations are welcome too! Drop off to the UCSC, 5525 S. Ellis Avenue, Suite 160 BY FRIDAY, JUNE 16.

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