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Before and AfterSchool Registration is Open (Grades 1-8)

AnconaBefore – 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
An option for many families exists before the school day. Beginning at 7:15 a.m., elementary students in AnconaBefore mentor our youngest students in the preprimary. They prepare and enjoy […]

Music Lessons – After School Programming

In addition to the myriad AnconaAfter programming, our Music Education Team offers the following fee-for-service programs for students interested in taking their interests further.

Ancona’s After School Chorus (Monday)
This chorus is open to students in 1st-6th […]

Athletics at Ancona

Ancona’s interscholastic athletics program provides students with opportunities for personal growth, self-discipline, teamwork and fun outside of the school day. We belong to the Chicago Area Middle Schools League (C.A.M.S.) along with The British School, Catherine Cook, Lycee […]

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Technology Open House

Our 3rd annual Technology Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. Facilitated by Ancona’s Technology Director Jon Stoper, this event is held in Mitchell Commons and connects parents to how Ancona integrates technology into […]

Events at Ancona

ButterflyFaculty Planning Days  

September 1st

ButterflyNew Parent Orientation and Tech Open House  

September 8th 8:30 am to 9:30 am

ButterflyTech Open House  

September 8th 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Ancona Commons

ButterflyNew Student Orientation  

September 8th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

ButterflyClassroom Drop-ins  

September 8th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

ButterflyFirst Day of School for K,1st, 3rd-8th Grades  

September 9th

ButterflyFriday Day of School for 4 Year-Olds  

September 10th

ButterflyBoard Meeting  

September 10th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

ButterflyFirst Day of School for 2nd Grade  

September 11th

ButterflyAncona Ice Cream Social  

September 12th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ButterflyFirst Day of School for 3( A-M) Year-Olds  

September 14th

ButterflyFirst Day for 3(N-Z) Year-Olds  

September 15th

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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 >