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Exercising Life Skills

Distinctive Schools physical education teachers are teaching so much more than just health, wellness, and athletics; they are teaching 'soft skills' that students will use for the rest of their lives. Full story...

Core Commitment Spotlight: Diversity

Several Distinctive Schools campuses united in a display of diversity in action for the 10th Annual "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" this month, and their efforts did not go unnoticed by those who matter most: our families! Full story...

Parent Profile: Ms. Bassett, CICS Prairie

This month, we recognize Stephanie Bassett, whose dedication to CICS Prairie is second to none!

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News from the schools...

CICS Bucktown's track & field team has hit the ground running, participating in their first practice meet recently.

CICS Irving Park students participated in the James Dyson Foundation’s Design. Build. Test. design engineering program showcase. 

CICS Jackson held a fabulous art show to showcase their students' talents! 

CICS Prairie students participated in the Move for the Kids 5K race to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital.

CICS West Belden welcomed over 300 families this week to their parent showcase event