Chicago Free School

  • IL


1100 E Hyde Park Blvd.
United States

About Us

The Chicago Free School is a democratic free school on the South Side of Chicago serving grades pre-K through 8 since 2014.

We are a student-centered, caring community where students direct their own learning and participate in democratic processes to resolve conflicts and make decisions about the school.

We emphasize student-directed learning that is hands-on, authentic, and joyful.  We believe students learn best when they follow their own path led by genuine curiosity. In order to best foster self-motivation, we do not give grades or standardized tests.

As we build an inclusive school community, we aim to be affordable to every family through sliding-scale tuition. We educate students and ourselves about social justice and anti-oppression.