Dedicated to Promoting Academic and Social Excellence

The mission of Curtis School of Excellence is to prepare 100% of students for college acceptance and graduation through a Pre-K to 12 pathway that cultivates critical thinkers and leaders. In our commitment to preparing our students for success in four-year colleges and universities, we’ve developed a range of programs—including college visits, an integrated college-readiness curriculum, and college programming for parents and students— to ensure students and families are aware, prepared, and inspired for education beyond high school graduation. Our academic curriculum is accompanied by social emotional learning, physical education, arts programming, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Pre K-8

Curtis School of Excellence

32 E. 115th St.
Chicago , IL 60628

Enrollment: 502
A CPS Neighborhood School



Academic Progress

Curtis is proud of its Chicago Public Schools Rating of Level 2+. We are striving each day for Level 1!


Cougar University

We offer school enrichment and intervention for 1st through 8th grade in Reading and Math.



Curtis has consistently scored a Creative Schools Certification of Category 1, which is Excelling! We provide Music and Visual Art instruction during the school day for every child each week.


Social Emotional Learning

Our school has been designated an Established Supportive School by the CPS Office of Social and Emotional Learning. We have an excellent counseling staff! Second Step curriculum and meditation are included in the school week.


Physical Education

Curtis has earned the CPS Active Schools Recognition. We provide PE during the school day for every child twice each week.


Healthy CPS School

We are proud to participate in the Healthy CPS Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program. Students sample and learn about a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.


Chicago Run

Students are engaged in brief exercise, movement and brain breaks in their classrooms during the school day.


Enrolling Your Child at Curtis

Curtis School of Excellence is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society. If you would like your child to be a part of this learning community, please follow the steps below.


Procedure To Follow

Curtis School of Excellence is an attendance-area school. All students who live within the boundaries of Curtis may attend.


Attendance Area

Use the CPS School Locator tool to determine if Curtis is your neighborhood school.

CPS School Locator



Prior to visiting the school, gather the necessary documentation to register your child for school.

CPS Registration Checklists