Schmid closed out 2013 in an amazing way, and we are so excited about moving into a new year of learning.

In 2013, Schmid staff and students continued to practice excellence without excuses. Our primary scholars are having been making significant gains in reading and phonics, our intermediate scholars have participated in several trips—including one to the Walter Payton High School, and our middle scholars have participated in trips to college campuses, high school campuses, and been privy to high school panels here at Schmid.

In January, we will add 2 more teachers to our staff, and we will have realized a full and highly functioning staff. Thank you all for your patience and assistance as we search for optimal personnel.

Thank you to all our parents who participated in the Schmid WOW, the Book Fair, and all family-centered events in 2013!

Parent Leadership is need in the following area of school improvement…
1) Local School Council membership
2) PAC membership
3) School-wide events
4) Student recognition events
5) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers
If you are interested in becoming a leader in our school community - please contact me at 773-535-6235.

Looking forward to an amazing New Year,

Head Learner
Mrs. Rona Simmons

Our mission is to develop a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE community of life-long learners that are empowered with limitless opportunities and equipped with the necessary skills to excel in COLLEGE and CAREERS in the 21st century.

LSC Meeting Dates

LSC Meetings - every 2nd Thursday starting August 6th @ 6pm

All meetings will be held in the Schmid Parent Room (Rm 100 of the Middle School Academy)

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Welcome To the "New" Schmid

The "New" Schmid is an Options for Knowledge School, providing a better schooling option for PreK-8th grade scholars who live outside the community attendance area. The academic school day begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:45pm. Schmid hosts a variety of after-school options for its scholars typically ending at 5pm daily.  Our motto at the "New" Schmid is "Practicing  Excellence Without Excuses" because we understand that excellence is the key to success.

What sets Schmid apart:

  • Classes with 25 or fewer scholars (the typical CPS school has over 30 students per class)
  • Over 75% of graduating 8th graders are admitted to selective enrollment or magnet high school programs
  • State of the art media center 
  • State of the art Science lab
  • 100% highly qualified staff
  • A social- emotional program that is integrated as a part of the school’s core curriculum
  • A college-going school culture focused on preparing scholars for success in college preparatory high schools
  • Schmid is a certified CPS healthy school

Because we believe learning should continue outside of the regular school day, Schmid scholars are offered:

  • Performing Arts classes
  • Spanish classes
  • Middle school STEM focus for Math and Science
  • Early Literacy intervention for K-3 scholars
  • Algebra for high school credit
  • Partnership with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Before and after school academic, social and sports programming
  • Partnership with the Smart Art museum of University of Chicago
  • Multiple service learning opportunities
  • and much more!



College and Career Week & Spirit Week


8th Grade Graduation


Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony


Space to Grow Ground Breaking Ceremony


Last Day of School - Awards Assembly (Full day of school)

June 12, 2014 "Space to Grow" Groundbreaking Ceremony...

2013-14 Schmid Parent Guide
2013-2014 Faculty Directory
11/19/13 Asbestos Management Plan

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