Chicago International Charter School (CICS) combines high expectations with compassionate, individualized support that prepares every student for whatever life path they choose.
- Find the Right Fit. Our 14 schools across Chicago offer a vibrant mix of school models and learning environments—from STEM and personalized learning experiences, to programs that focus on building cross-cultural social justice leaders.
- Explore Extracurriculars. From baseball, basketball and football, to chess, coding and yoga, CICS schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities. Students build a belief in themselves and the critical thinking skills that will support their academic journey towards college and beyond.
- Prepare for Success. Since our founding more than two decades ago, CICS performance has surpassed the CPS average. Four of the top 11 highest-scoring elementary charter schools in the city in reading performance are CICS elementary schools. And more than 96% of CICS high school students are accepted to college.
All CICS schools are tuition free and open to all students who live in the city of Chicago. There are no testing requirements to enroll. Become a part of the CICS family today!