Chicago City Day School

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541 W Hawthorne Pl

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 327-0900

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 294

Students Per Teacher: 9

Parent Reviews

29 Parent Reviews for Chicago City Day School

Chicago City Day School is absolutely wonderful. What a fabulous place for children to thrive! My children have grown so much! How fantastic that the JKers have 8 different teachers - one for homeroom, foreign language, science, library, gym, music, drama, and art. SKers present in a science ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/29/15

My daughter has been attending Chicago City Day School, and she loves it! Their academic philosophy is to use best teaching practice methods from multiple disciplines to meet their student's needs while creating a nurturing environment for them to thrive. The families of the school have been welcoming ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/07/14

As a former student at CCDS I felt like it was an awful school, for me at least. The principle had said to my mother that I was being stupid in a situation where I felt bullied. Some teachers are good yet others are not good at all. The students in my class were also rude to me. The school is good academically ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/02/14

This is one of those more traditional schools that might be seen as more academic or hardcore than others. Even at the elementary level, the school encourages and values academic aptitude, and is not shy about rewarding good work. The students in the more advanced groups are among the best prepared in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/13

Chicago City Day School - the absolute best of the best! Every child in Chicago should have an opportunity equal to that provided by CCDS.

Posted by a other on 08/30/13

(continued) If you have a daughter or a very motivated and book smart boy, CCDS is the place for you. Unfortunately I, along with many other boys (and some girls), had issues adjusting to this. We were not treated as if we had done something incredibly wrong if we approached the goal of an academic assignment ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/20/13

Uneven quality of teaching, particularly in the seventh and eighth grades. High student-teacher ratio strains communication between students and teachers. Very expensive tuition for mediocre teaching and zero technology in the classrooms.

Posted by a other on 02/06/13

As a former student of CCDS I can honestly tell you that you are making the right investment by sending your child to this magnificent place. I went to city day from jk-8th. It was the best years of my life. From the nurturing teachers to the endless opportunities you will be extremely satisfied. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/14/12

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"- Benjamin Franklin. Chicago City Day School is a perfect example of this statement. As an eighth grader at CCDS, i can honestly say that i feel that i have gotten the best education possible here. this is an exceptional school as anyone visiting ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/15/12

We were lucky enough to have our choice of private and public schools to choose to attend. As time goes on I'm more convinced than ever that we made the best choice. CCDS has encouraged my child s curiosity, nurtured her talents and allowed her to be a confident, well-mannered little girl. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/29/11

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Chicago schools — Chicago City Day School is located at 541 W Hawthorne Pl, Chicago IL 60657. 541 W Hawthorne Pl is in the 60657 ZIP code in Chicago, IL Chicago City Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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