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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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A commitment to the whole child

A child centered education that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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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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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 >



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


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 >