Academy for Global Citizenship

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About us

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a Chicago Public Charter School located on the city's underserved southwest side. AGC's mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. We are committed to fostering environmental stewardship, nutrition and wellness, and an international perspective. We aim to inspire the way society educates by creating a replicable model for learning in the 21st century, including the construction of Chicago's first net-positive energy schoolcampus.

In pursuit of our mission, AGC is committed to:

  • serving the whole child
  • modeling academic excellence
  • developing inquirers
  • cultivating international awareness
  • fostering environmental stewardship
  • facilitating collaboration within the community

Rigorous academic expectations lie at the heart of achieving our mission. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, AGC employs an inquiry-based philosophy that challenges each learner to construct personal meaning from concept-driven units of study. Moreover, AGC's innovative curriculum prepares students to be environmentally and internationally minded by examining how their choices impact their community and the world.

An AGC education extends beyond a solid academic foundation. Organic, nutritionally balance meals, daily yoga, gardening, wellness instruction and ecologically sustainable practices throughout the school encourage learners to develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles for themselves. Ultimately, the Academy for Global Citizenship engages the whole child in an enriching educational community focused on fostering academic excellence, international awareness and environmental stewardship.

Our larger goal is to inspire the way society educates the lifeblood of our future by fostering systemic change.


Contact information

Date Founded: 2008

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Phone: 773.582.1100

Fax: 773.582.1101

4647 West 47th Street, Chicago, IL, 60632, US

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