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Education

Woodlawn boasts new educational Institutions – a critical resource for sustaining any community. Two new schools, the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School and the Hyde Park Day School opened in the last few years and Woodlawn’s neighbor to the north – the University of Chicago is currently is building a new 6th through 12th grade charter school at 63rd and University that will focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills.

International Baccalaureate programs have been established at the Hyde Park Academy (Woodlawn’s area public high school) and the Fiske Elementary School and MetroSquash at 61st and Cottage Grove (a national organization that combines sports, tutoring and mentoring) helps prepare young people for secondary education and college.

Finally, the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community, in conjunction with Urban Education Institute, offers Woodlawn children an innovative comprehensive program to improve educational access and outcomes from early childhood through college.