Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools

Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools

Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools

is a multi-year college preparation and enrichment program for academically talented and motivated students from Chicago public high schools. Northwestern Academy is a program of Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, offered through its Center for Talent Development.



Northwestern Academy is supported by Northwestern University as an extension of its Good Neighbor, Great University initiative to expand college access. The Academy is offered at no cost to students and will be funded through donations. “Northwestern is deeply committed to supporting Chicago Public School students and providing opportunities for a world-class education that will prepare these students for college and careers,” says Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. 



Our Goal

is to increase access and successful matriculation of underrepresented and talented Chicago public high school students to top-tier colleges and universities by providing college preparation programming, academic support and enrichment and self-regulatory learning, and by nurturing aspirations.


What Is Northwestern Academy?

Northwestern Academy is a multi-year college preparation and enrichment program for academically talented and motivated students from Chicago public high schools.

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Who Is Eligible?

The Academy will select students who demonstrate an aptitude for strong long-term academic performance, the motivation and willingness to engage in intensive learning experiences, and a commitment to excellence.

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