McNair School of Excellence

Welcome to McNair School of Excellence

At the McNair School of Excellence, we are committed to providing all students access to a high quality education that embraces and enhances intercultural understanding and respect. By establishing an inclusive McNair School community, we will build trust, provide support, and promote life-long learning and success for all students, families, and staff. We believe that every child, every day will exemplify: Scholarship, Leadership and Stewardship! As a result, WE ARE AN LEVEL 1+SCHOOL.

Pre K-8

McNair School of Excellence

4820 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 400
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Full Day Preschool Enrollment

​McNair School of Excellence is pleased to announce that we have an FULL DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for the SY 2017-18. We are accepting applications for 3&4 year old children with preferences being given to 4 year olds.  Please apply at as soon as possible.  For more information and details, please contact 773-534-8980. 

McNair Annual Community Walk

McNair teachers and staff will be walking around the neighborhood giving out flyers about SY 2017-2018 important events and dates. The community walk will take place on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 2:00-3:00PM. 

4th Annual Back to School BBQ

Back to School BBQ will be taking place on Friday, September 1st, 2017 from 12:00-3PM. There will be plenty of food, games, and free giveaways. Current and/or incoming students along with their families are able to meet and greet the magnificent staff of McNair School of Excellence for 2017-2018 school year.  We are hoping to see you there. 

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The McNair Experience

All of McNair’s efforts aim to create lifelong learners that are prepared for success in high school, college and beyond.  At McNair School of Excellence we operate with a relentless focus...

About AUSL

McNair School of Excellence is one of the 32 AUSL Chicago Public Schools. We are a network of neighborhood schools committed to improving student achievement and preparing students for college and career. AUSL creates...


Opened in 1998 and transformed through the AUSL network in 2014, McNair School of Excellence is an integral part of the Austin community. We welcome parents, families and community members to get involved at McNair...