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 diverse, academically-motivated students from Chicago Public Schools. Northwestern Academy is a program of Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy.



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 is fully 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 Chicago Public School students to top-tier colleges and universities by providing personal enrichment, leadership development, college advising and cultural & civic engagement.


What Is Northwestern Academy?

Northwestern Academy is a multi-year outreach program designed to prepare diverse, academically motivated Chicago Public School students to matriculate to highly selective colleges and universities around the country. The Academy is intended to support students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Who Is Eligible?

The Academy will select ninth grade 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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