Lake View East

541 W. Hawthorne Place Chicago IL 60657

School Type: Day

Student Body: coed

Head of School: Chris Dow

Admissions Director: Christin Gould

Age 4 - Grade 8

Since our founding in 1981, the student has been the center of all we do at Chicago City Day School. We have structured our curriculum to challenge students while also giving them room to learn according to their unique abilities and styles. Our excellent teachers are experts at differentiated instruction; each of our students is engaged and inspired. 


We encourage students to stretch themselves. That means students occasionally will fall short of their goals. At City Day, “failure” is just another learning experience. We help students overcome setbacks and develop the insight and confidence necessary to succeed going forward.


Our classrooms hum with activity, as students collaborate and teachers guide them toward discovery. The curriculum, while firmly rooted in tradition, embraces innovation and prepares students for next-generation challenges.