About us

Erie Elementary is a K-8 non-profit public charter school open to all and serving the Chicago Northwest community.

Enrolling now

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 2022-2023 school year.

Our mission

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.

Our vision

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.

Our story

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.

Building habits of Heart, Mind & Work

The Habits are woven throughout our curriculum and our community culture.

Habits of heart

Students show consideration for themselves, for the community and for the environment

Habits of mind

Students think critically, draw connections, and practice social-emotional awareness

Habits of work

Students learn to work together, to ask questions, and to be accountable to high quality work

Our impact

We apply an evidence-based framework for delivering high‐quality, differentiated instruction and tailored support for all students.

Our team

We reflect the Habits of Heart, Mind & Work in our personal character and professional actions with children, parents, co-workers, and the community.

Our Board of Directors

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:

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Read our most recent annual report

Learn about the 2020-2021 school year in our Annual Report.