The mission of North Kenwood/Oakland Elementary School is to prepare students for success in four-year colleges.
We are committed to challenging all students to excel academically in an environment where they are safe and respected. We develop a deep understanding of children's academic abilities through a variety of assessment instruments and target instruction to meet their needs. Students experience whole class, small group and one-to-one instruction, as well as academic supports during and after school.
University of Chicago Charter School: A Pathway to College
North Kenwood/Oakland is one of the University of Chicago Charter School's four public school campuses. The University of Chicago Charter School was founded in 1998, when the University established the North Kenwood/Oakland campus. Donoghue was opened in 2005, followed by Woodlawn in 2006, and Carter G. Woodson in 2008.
Donoghue and North Kenwood/Oakland are elementary schools educating children from prekindergarten to grade five. Carter G. Woodson is a middle school, serving children from grades six to eight. Woodlawn is a secondary school educating students from grade six to twelve.
Together, the four University of Chicago Charter School campuses offer students and families a pathway to college that begins with prekindergarten and continues through high school.