New Designs for School
New Designs for School

We’ve all had the experience of truly purposeful, authentic learning and know how valuable it is. Educators are taking the best of what we know about learning, student support, effective instruction, and interpersonal skill-building to completely reimagine schools so that students experience that kind of purposeful learning all day, every day.

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Primary Contact Name:
Tim Carnahan
Award Date:
June 2015
Grant Type:
Regional Chicago Planning
Start Date:
Fall 2016
Startup Type:
Redesign & New Schools

Breakthrough Schools: Chicago is a multi-year initiative to help educators create a cadre of sustainable, next-generation public schools using personalized learning fueled by technology. They are changing how classrooms look, teachers teach, and students engage in education.

Schools are located throughout the city of Chicago and are a mix of traditional, magnet, selective enrollment, alternative, and charter elementary and high schools.

  • Acceleration Academy of Chicago
  • Belmont-Cragin Elementary School
  • Chicago International Charter School (CICS)--Irving Park
  • Chicago International Charter School (CICS)--Prairie Elementary School
  • Disney II Magnet School
  • Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy High School
  • Gillespie Elementary School
  • Intrinsic Charter High School
  • Joseph Lovett Elementary School
  • Robert Lindblom Math and Science Academy
  • Lorca Elementary School
  • Moving Everest Charter Elementary
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School
  • Poe Classical Elementary School
  • University of Chicago Charter School - Donoghue
  • UCSN Santiago Elementary School