Erie students helping clean up the community!


EECS was founded in 2005 in response to Renaissance 2010, Mayor Daley’s challenge to create 100 new schools in the City of Chicago to provide high-quality public education and choices for Chicago parents who want the best learning experience for their children. EECS was built on the strong foundation of the nationally accredited preschool program at Erie Neighborhood House, a social service agency that has been serving and educating Chicago’s low-income immigrant population since 1870. Grounded in this rich tradition, EECS responds to the urgent need to provide Chicago’s low-income children with a high-quality education.


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EECS provides Chicago children with a high-quality bilingual education that values their unique life experience, language and culture. The EECS strategy is centered on an innovative curriculum, high expectations, outstanding educators, strong governance and enriching partnerships. With the value-driven culture at EECS, we can foster leadership, create stronger communities, and most importantly, provide our students with self-confidence and prepare them for a bright academic and personal future.

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Erie fosters the habits of heart, mind and work. We build Spanish proficiency and open doors to multicultural competence. Our responsive environment and engaging curriculum empower, educate and elevate students to confidently enter a path of higher education and participate in a diverse global society.


Erie fomenta los hábitos del corazón, la mente y el trabajo. Desarrollamos el dominio del español y abrimos puertas a la competencia multicultural. Nuestro entorno receptivo y nuestro plan de estudios empoderan, educan y elevan a los estudiantes para que ingresen con confianza en un camino de educación superior y participen en una sociedad global diversa.





Charter schools are public schools, tuition-free and open to any student living in the city of Chicago. Charter schools, like EECS, exercise increased autonomy in curriculum, budget, staffing, calendar and governance. In return, they are held accountable for academic results and fiscal practices to the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Board of Education, sponsors, parents and funders.

Charter schools are important to Chicago’s families because they empower parents with the ability to choose the best education for their child. At EECS, students are presented with opportunities that are not always available in other schools—bilingual education, field trips, socio-emotional support, music and various after school activities.