Christopher House is a family of schools that helps children and families succeed in school, the workplace, and life.
Our unique model combines a continuum of personalized education and immersive family support, which extend well beyond the classroom:
Parent School engages every parent of each scholar in the Infant & Pre-School, Elementary School and After School to create a healthy and stable learning environment at home that will further their child’s success. The Parent School provides access to on-staff social workers and family advocates, in addition to educational workshops and career guidance, individualized and family counseling, and resources to achieve stability at home, like our food pantry and one-time emergency assistance funds.
Infant & Pre-School annually prepares nearly 400 children for kindergarten. All three preschools are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and have received the Gold Circle of Quality—the highest possible ranking—by ExceleRate Illinois.
Elementary School provides more than 500 scholars with a personalized education from kindergarten through the eighth grade. In 2019, the school expanded to include the JoAnne L. Cicchelli Middle School.
After School works with more than 200 students, ages six to eighteen, to explore new opportunities, achieve academic excellence, and develop healthy behaviors and soft skills needed for success in school, home, college, and the workplace.
Scholars begin with us as young as six weeks and continue their education through the 8th grade. Our longstanding relationships with scholars and families allow us to provide personalized education and support.
Christopher House supports every member of the family to ensure scholars have a healthy, stable home environment through parent workshops, a bi-monthly food pantry, and more.
Christopher House tracks more than 60 annual metrics to ensure our decisions are data-informed. We evaluate data with our partners in the Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative to ensure we are continuously improving services.