Chicago Free School is an independent school serving Pre-K through 8th grade, located on the south side of Chicago. We believe learning should be joyful, hands-on, and connected to the wider world.  We believe that when children direct their own learning and discover their unique passions, they unlock the power of their own intrinsic motivation and curiosity.  Our school is an inclusive community that teaches democracy and gives students and families a voice.


Education that respects

… the whole child
… individual learning differences
… one another
… parents and families
… our surrounding community
… the environment
… all people

We welcome all students regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, family income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or physical disability.