In the shadow of the Chicago Loop, just blocks away from the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is Galileo Scholastic Academy of Mathematics and Science.
Galileo Scholastic Academy of Mathematics and Science
Galileo's doors first opened in September of 1991 to provide an academically rigorous curriculum to students formerly attending overcrowded schools in the Chicago Public system. Galileo is a place where cultures mix and students appreciate each other's differences, learn tolerance and develop an ability to adapt to the real world.
The programmatic focus at Galileo is on the exploration of mathematics and science. In science, students delve into earth sciences and take to the skies in astronomy, engaging in hands-on experiments. Students at all grade levels Pre-K through 8, produce science projects in which theories and hypotheses are forcefully tested. We lead our students on a journey in mathematics from arithmetic to algebra. Showing real life applications and the need for problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Thanks to funding provided by Annenberg, Galileo is participating in a literacy cluster. The focus of this program is to promote literacy in the primary grades. This is done in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Chicago and five other Chicago Public Schools.
To see if Galileo is the school for your child, we suggest you come for a visit. Galileo students are selected by a lottery, with attention given to desegregation guidelines set forth by the Board of Education.
For more information, please contact:
Galileo Scholastic Academy
820 S. Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607
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