Hyde Park / Kenwood

4770 S. Dorchester Avenue Chicago, IL 60615

School Type: Day

Student Body: coed

Head of School: Elizabeth Iverson

Admissions Director: Melanie Ahmad

Age 3 - Grade 8


From early childhood through eighth grade, Ancona families engage with a powerful academic program and extraordinarily inclusive community that inspires a passion for learning and commitment to the school.

Our students comprise the richest and most vibrant mix of culture, race, ethnicity and economic class of any independent or parochial day school in Chicago. They represent a broad spectrum of culture, family configurations, and religious traditions. Our community creates a peaceful, understanding school environment.


Student Life at The Ancona School is exciting, thought-provoking and fun. The school year is filled with programs at every grade level that have become time-honored traditions. Through an ongoing program of field trips, students and faculty explore the city and beyond. A vibrant After School Program along with athletics, music classes and more round out the student’s day.


Throughout the year, faculty and administration reach out to parents in substantive, meaningful ways to help parents navigate their student’s exciting journey.


Visit Ancona and experience this exciting educational environment!