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

Family Literacy Night

We are encouraging all students, staff and community to come out and enjoy the winter Family Literacy Night. It will build an stronger sense of writing as an benefit to the overall instructional learning of the school. The event will begin from 3:30-5PM on Thursday, December 15th. All scholars must be accompanied by an parent and/or guardian to attend. There will be light refreshments, games and literacy information given to all participants. 

Winter Break

Winter Break will take place form December 26th to January 6th, 2017. Classes will resume on Monday, January 9th, 2017. Enjoy the holidays and have a safe and happy New Year! 

Quarter 2 Progress Reports Distribution

Quarter 2 progress reports will be distributed to all students on Monday, January 9th, 2017.

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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...