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THE SCHOOL

Nettelhorst is a Chicago public school that serves 650 students in PreK through 8th grade. It's a neighborhood school with a fine and performing arts focus located in East Lakeview.

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A FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

Nettelhorst is one of CPS's 54 fine and performing arts schools, which means the district funds one full-time arts position in addition to our regular staffing. This enables Nettelhorst to have three full-time teachers dedicated to teaching visual arts, music, and drama compared to only one or two at other schools. 

As part of our designation, teachers also incorporate the arts into their classroom curriculum. Nettelhorst students are fortunate to have dedicated spaces for their art, drama, and music classes, as well as an auditorium for performances, a large library, and multimedia center.

Nettelhorst has three full-time teachers dedicated to teaching visual art, music, and drama.

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Nettelhorst families speak 46 different languages

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AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Nettelhorst isn’t officially designated as an international school. But its location and offerings attract numerous families from Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and West Africa. As a result, Nettelhorst families speak 46 different languages.

International families are drawn to East Lakeview because of its family-friendly vibe and proximity to Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Nettelhorst also has a full-time English Language Learner (ELL) teacher to help their children acclimate to a new learning environment.

Nettelhorst's Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC) organizes multicultural events to share the arts and traditions of our international families with the school community.

BY THE NUMBERS

Nettelhorst serves 650 to 700 students from PreK to 8th grade. To learn more about the school’s performance, student demographics, and student/teacher ratios, see our Illinois Report Card

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NEIGHBORHOOD AND MAGNET SCHOOL

Nettelhorst is designated as both a neighborhood and magnet cluster school. As a neighborhood school, all K-8 students who live within its attendance boundaries can enroll. As a magnet cluster, students who live outside the attendance boundaries can apply for open seats through the CPS lottery system. Most Nettelhorst students live in the neighborhood. 

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