Why Greeley

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An Opportunity to Thrive

Our neighborhood program allows students within our attendance limit to join our vibrant community. But that's just the beginning.

At Greeley Elementary School, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of educational opportunities to our students. As a Magnet School, we specialize in world language programs, providing students three days a week of Spanish instruction from Pre-K (3 and 4 years old) through 8th grade. Our commitment to nurturing the talents and abilities of every student is reflected in our "Gifted" distinction, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to thrive. 


Well-rounded Curriculum

While academic excellence and language instruction are a priority, Greeley also focuses on holistic development. SEL integration, cooperative learning strategies, art and music classes, and STEM summer camps offer students a well-rounded education.

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Diversity & Inclusion

At Greeley, we take pride in our diversity, ensuring students from various backgrounds feel valued and appreciated. Teachers emphasize the importance of learning from different cultures and the benefits of a diverse environment.

Pre-K Classes & Full-day Kindergarten

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten full-day programs provide students with a strong foundation in their early education, setting them up for success in their academic journey.

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Sports, Clubs, & More

Students can access various extracurricular activities, including sports like soccer and basketball, clubs, and field trips, enhancing their learning beyond the classroom.

What's New at Greeley

Discover the latest enhancements and innovations at Greeley Elementary as we continue elevating our students' learning environment. From the addition of a state-of-the-art podcast studio and film equipment to the modernization of our Kiva (auditorium) and the introduction of a brand-new playground, exciting changes await around every corner. These updates enhance our school's physical infrastructure and enrich our students' educational and social experiences.

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New Podcast Studio


Updated Auditorium (kiva)


New Playground

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Small Group Instruction, Plus Cooperative & Social-emotional Learning

Students actively engage in collaborative activities that promote teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills by integrating Kagan's cooperative learning strategies and implementing small group instruction through Daily Three and Daily Five. Moreover, we embed the Second Step program for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into our curriculum, fostering emotional intelligence, empathy, and conflict resolution abilities among students. These approaches create a comprehensive learning environment supporting academic and social-emotional growth.

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Dedication to Students

Greeley teachers and staff, some of whom were former students themselves, are deeply committed to the school's values and the success of their students. They go above and beyond to create engaging learning experiences and provide support in various forms.

Supporting our Parents

At Greeley, we actively involve parents in their children's education through programs like ESL and Spanish classes. We value family input and strive to create a partnership between home and school.

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Community Engagement

Strong ties with community partners, such as the Chicago Park District and the Cubs, offer additional student resources and opportunities. Our active PTO/PAC/BAC organizes various family events, including STEM nights and multicultural events, further strengthening the bond between the school, community, and our families.

Discover the Greeley Difference

Learn more about our unique educational programs and rich history. Head over to our 'About' page to uncover the heart and soul of our school community.

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