The Ancona School is an independent private progressive Montessori based school in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood

Powered by the Genius of Children

Located at 48th Street and the forefront of education, The Ancona School is an extraordinary community built on the genius of children. Our school is a transformational adventure that builds on the wonder inside young learners and teaches them how to soar. We challenge students to learn the academic and life skills they need to become engaged young learners and leaders of a new society they will help create. Our faculty looks to innovators and thought leaders to create a carefully guided exploration of the world through a challenging curriculum and a diverse, child-centered community.

Welcome to the Ancona School. A powerful education in thinking for life.

Application Process
Admissions Open House

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Upcoming Events

Register for Bonnie’s Weekend
May 25th
No School - Memorial Day 
May 26th
Athletics Banquet  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
May 27th
3rd/4th to Camp Edwards 
Board Meeting  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
May 28th
7/8 Grade Improv Show  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Ancona Commons
May 29th
Bonnie's Bash  7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609, United States Cocktails, music, dancing, a silent and live auction, buffet dinner, and a special tribute to Bonnie. Find out more and register!!
May 30th
Bonnie’s Legacy Dinner  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Bonnie’s Legacy Dinner Ancona trustee Lara Moynihan and George Moynihan are hosting an intimate dinner at their home in honor of Bonnie to raise funds for the Bonnie L. Wishne Endowed Fund for Faculty Support. Tickets are $750 each and include a ticket to Bonnie’s Bash. The entire ticket cost will be donated to the Bonnie L. Wishne Endowed Fund for Faculty Support thanks to generous event underwriting. Adults only.Find out more and register!!
May 31st
Bonnie's Picnic  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm A festive picnic at Ancona in honor of Bonnie. Join the entire community for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Outdoor Learning Space. All ages welcomed. Find out more and register!!
June 2nd
Mr. B 's Guitar Recital  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
June 3rd
7/8 Grade Improv Show  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: 5240 S Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
June 4th
Andrea Spencer's Farewell Reception  3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Location: Ancona Townhouse
5/6 Medieval Faire night  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
June 5th
5/6 Medieval Faire day 
Graduates' Assembly  8:30 am to 10:00 am
Caribbean Festival  10:00 am to 11:00 am
June 8th
8th Grade Graduation  5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
June 9th
Last Day of School 
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