School Renaming

Today the Chicago Board of Education voted to rename our school Harriet Tubman Elementary School.

Read Ms. Weber's community letter to learn more.

State of the School

Learn more about us by reviewing our data, goals, and next steps.

Wall to Wall IB School

We have been notified that our PYP Programme is authorized.

This means we are officially a PreK-8th Grade Wall to Wall IB WORLD SCHOOL!
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Academically Rigorous

We are a CPS Neighborhood and Magnet Cluster School with a Fine and Performing Arts Focus.

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) officially certified Agassiz in the Middle Years Program (MYP) in the Spring of 2017.  Agassiz offers the MYP program to all students in 6th through 8th grade.  Agassiz is pleased to announce that the school will begin the three year process to become authorized in the Primary Years Program (PYP) to students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Artistically Rich

In 1999, Agassiz became a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Program.

Culturally Diverse

Now with over 500 students being served in Pre-K through eighth grade, Agassiz continues to be culturally and demographically diverse.

Our Promise

Our Mission

Our promise is to provide a nurturing and rigorous learning environment. We will instill within our students a love of learning by identifying their positive distinctions through academics, the arts and athletics. We empower students to be responsible, contributing members of an international community.

Our Vision

 As a result, Agassiz students strive to be life-long learners who are persistent problem solvers, are inquisitive about the world, have a strong sense of self, and articulate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas through ongoing reflection.

Agassiz students strive to be empathetic by understanding different perspectives while being mindful of their unique viewpoint.

Agassiz students strive to be caring and principled, and to possess a foundation of knowledge that enables them to build a more peaceful world.

Upcoming Events

January 11, 2021

PreK returns for in person learning

January 12, 2021

Tuesday with Mira

January 13, 2021

Local School Council

January 18, 2021

No School

January 20, 2021

LSC Special Meeting

January 25, 2021

K-8 Staff Return to the Building

February 1, 2021

K-8 Students Return to InPerson (if selected)

After School Fun!

After school programs will not be taking place until further notice.

Our Graduates

Agassiz students will be life long learners who are persistent problem solvers, are curious about the world, have a strong sense of self, and are able to articulate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

Agassiz students will be able to analyze a concept and determine their own viewpoint while respecting differing opinions.

Agassiz students will show integrity and empathy, and possess a foundation of knowledge that enables them to thrive in a diverse, changing society.

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*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.