Due to the ongoing coronavirus/covid-19 pandemic, Passages is currently closed until May 1. Student meals are available for pickup each day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the school at 773-433-3530 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Passages Elementary School


Call to enroll (773) 433-3530


Passages Charter School is a free, public pre-K-8th grade school, accepting new enrollments year-round. Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students’ individual needs, with a special focus on the needs of immigrant and refugee students.

Chicago Public Schools awarded AHS a charter to start Passages in 2001. The school has been welcoming young scholars ever since.








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How is Passages Different?

High Academic Standards

Every student is expected to perform at or above grade level. We follow many strategies to improve student achievement.

Longer School Day and School Year

Our school doors open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:55 am to 3:30 pm and on Wednesday from 7:55 am to 1:50 pm. Passages offers free morning care starting at 7 am daily and a tuition-based after-school program for students daily until 5:30 pm. This reassures working parents that their children are in a safe and educational environment.

Effective and Committed Teachers with Global Perspective

Like our students, our diverse teaching staff comes from around the world and speaks many languages. More than seventy five percent of our teachers have post-secondary degrees, and we have strong support staff, including AmeriCorps members.

Small Class Size

Small student-to-teacher ratios allow for more individual attention and education that is matched to each student’s needs.

Strong Parent Network

Passages has an active parent/teacher group that supports all school activities.

Connection to Social Services at AHS

All of the programs and services offered by AHS are available to Passages’ families. We can assist parents with adult literacy classes, computer training, employment services, health education and medical assistance.

Behavioral Health Services

Children who are struggling to succeed for any reason receive individualized support through close collaboration with AHS’s Behavorial Health Program.

For more information, call (773) 433-3530.
1643 West Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Passages Charter School


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