The instructional program in these schools is accelerated and highly structured for strong academic achievement in literature, mathematics, language arts, world language, and the humanities. There are five classical schools (Decatur, McDade, Poe, Skinner North and Skinner West). The classical schools begin with full-day kindergarten and continue through the sixth grade, with the exception of Skinner West, which continues through the eighth grade, and Skinner North, which will serve grades K-7 in the 2015-2016 school year, and grades K-8 beginning in 2016-2017. Testing is required.
None. Students across the city may apply.
For more information, visit the website for the Office of Access and Enrollment at www.cpsoae.org and click 'Programs' and 'Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools.'