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GEMS World Academy – Chicago
350 S. Water St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 809-8900
Grades K-12 – Independent – Full-time
GEMS World Academy – Chicago is an independent international school situated in Lakeshore East. It has an international curriculum, technology-rich environment, and master teachers are preparing students with the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to excel at the world’s top colleges and beyond.

Lakefront Children’s Academy
400 E. Randolph St. • Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 819-1760
Ages 2-6 years – Half days/Part-time/Full-time
New Eastside’s longest standing early education center is conveniently located at the 400 E. Randolph St. condominium building. Flexible program choices provide convenience for parents and a safe, nurturing environment encourages children to learn. With a one-of-kind curriculum students are enriched with many extracurricular offerings such as music and languages.

Chalk Preschool Lakeshore at Bright Horizons
360 E. South Water St. • Chicago, IL 60601
Ages 2-5 years – Part-time/Full-time Day Care
Opened in 2011, Chalk Preschool is a three-classroom daycare providing early childhood education. It offers full-day programs with choices of two, three or five days. An open-door policy, hot lunch, and a fun curriculum that includes many enriching local field trips make this school unique.

British School Chicago South Loop
161 W. 9th St. • Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 599-2472
Grades JK-12 – Full-time
British International School of Chicago, South Loop is the only private school in the city to house 15 grades of students, ages 3 to 18, under one roof. The purpose-built campus opened its doors in 2015, offering differentiated and international education in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. The advanced facility features a 9,000-square-foot gymnasium, state-of-the-art science wing, two libraries, technology suites, a recording studio, restaurant-style cafeteria, community rooftop garden, sports field, and more. A personalized curriculum empowers students to reach their highest potential through lessons delivered in the classroom, extracurricular clubs and sports, and during educational visits across the community.

Bright Horizons – RIVER EAST
325 E. Grand Ave. • Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 527-3573 •
Ages 6 weeks-6 years – Part-time/Full-time Daycare Center
Bright Horizons childcare located in River East is walking distance from Lakeshore East. Parents are drawn to this national brand and its high standards. Located in the same building as the AMC Theatre, the daycare offers early learning and preschool programs in a generous and tasteful space.

Kindercare South Loop
1501 S. State St. • Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 913-1557
Ages 6 weeks-6 years – Part-time/Full-time
Kindercare is a proven brand in early childhood learning. A place where children explore, discover and learn. Kindercare has dedicated teachers who inspire your child’s love for learning and ensure that children get the positive learning experience they need to grow up happy and confident.

Ogden International
West Campus – Grades 6-12
1250 W. Erie St. • Chicago, IL 60642 • (773) 534-0866
East Campus – Grades K-5
24 W. Walton Ave. • Chicago, IL (773) 534-8110
Pre-K-12 – Full-time via Chicago Public School (CPS)
Ogden International is the Chicago public school for the Lakeshore East neighborhood. It has an International Baccalaureate program and is one of the oldest public schools in Chicago. Situated in an award-winning new building located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, admission is based on residency. School bus service runs to Lakeshore East.

Park District of Chicago Kiddie College
Maggie Daley Field House
337 E. Randolph St. • Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3918 •
Ages 4-6 years – Two hours, part-time
The Chicago Park District offers affordable early education with certified teachers and a fully equipped classroom. Extracurricular classes, such as tennis, tumbling, arts and crafts, music and motion, are available for kids after class ends to extend their learning.

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