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 Street.
Chicago, IL 60651

Enrollment: 397
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Literacy Family Engagement Night

McNair Literacy Night will be taking place on Tuesday, December 19th.  We are encouraging all scholars and their families to attend because writing together is a powerful demonstration of commitment and to the importance of writing. Festivities will begin from 4pm-6pm. There will be giveaways, light refreshments and several surprises. Hope to see you there.

Christmas Break (No Classes)

In observance of the Holiday, school will be closed from Monday, December 25th- Friday, January 5th​. School will resume bright and early at 7:30AM on Monday, January 8th 2018.

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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...