We provide Chicago children with a high-quality dual language education that values their unique life experience, language, and culture.
Our philosophy mirrors that of Responsive Classroom. Why and how we teach is as important as what we teach. What we know and believe about our students—individually, culturally, developmentally—informs our expectations, reactions, and attitudes about those students. Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.
Our foundational pillars form the basis of our academics:
Preparing students and families to pursue higher learning through rigorous curriculum, trips to college campuses, and classroom culture.
Speaking multiple languages benefits all—it boosts literacy skills, self-esteem, world-view, and fosters the joy of experiencing your own and other’s cultures.
Focusing on the individual child by engaging community, centering on long-term success strategies, & social-emotional wellness.
Our curriculum helps students develop their academic and social-emotional skills so that they can go on to achieve their dreams.
Chicago Public School Quality Rating
8th grade matriculation and high school acceptance & enrollment rates
of Erie alumni are on track to graduate from high school on time
percentile for NWEA National School Growth in Reading
We contribute to the Humboldt Park community by providing opportunities for collaboration in our mission to ensure high quality & equitable education.
of Erie 8th graders in the Dual Language program earn the State Seal of Biliteracy Award compared to a district pass rate of 50%
Our alumni stay connected and continue to enrich our school 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 2024-2025 school year.