Erie Elementary is a K-8 non-profit public charter school open to all and serving the Chicago Northwest community.
Erie Elementary is an open enrollment, free public Charter school now accepting applications for K-8 in English and Spanish. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year – apply today!
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.
We envision empowered students that cultivate character, connect to culture, pursue education and contribute to their community in order to thrive in a diverse global society.
Erie Elementary Charter School is born from Erie Neighborhood House, a comprehensive social service agency that promotes a just and inclusive society. Erie Elementary embodies the vision of providing families choice in schools where students can receive a nurturing, caring environment while getting a great K-8 education.
The Habits are woven throughout our curriculum and our community culture.
Students show consideration for themselves, for the community and for the environment
Students think critically, draw connections, and practice social-emotional awareness
Students learn to work together, to ask questions, and to be accountable to high quality work
We apply an evidence-based framework for delivering high‐quality, differentiated instruction and tailored support for all students.
We reflect the Habits of Heart, Mind & Work in our personal character and professional actions with children, parents, co-workers, and the community.
Erie Elementary's Board of Directors are the governing body responsible for overseeing the school's non-profit and academic activities. The board meets throughout the year to discuss and vote on affairs. For meeting schedule, agendas and minutes, please refer below or to the Community Calendar. Meet our Board of Directors: