Program Enhancements at O'Keeffe School of Excellence

​While academics and high-quality instruction that leads to academic achievement drives the work we do at O’Keeffe, students will also have multiple opportunities to grow socially and emotionally through our unique and culturally-relevant program offerings that will prepare our scholars for high school, college, and beyond.

Pre K-8

O’Keeffe School of Excellence

6940 S. Merrill Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649

Enrollment: 620
A CPS Neighborhood School managed by the AUSL Network



City Year

Students in grades 5 - 8 participate in the City Year Program which offers mentoring, tutoring, and support in the areas of attendance, behavior, and academics.


Middle School Peace Circles

Middle school students in grades 6th - 8th will learn about conflict resolution, engage in reflective processes, and work with trained peace keepers to ensure a calm, supportive, and peaceful academic experience.


Chicago Runs

Promoting health and wellness to students through exercise, stretches, and runs!


Computer Science 4ALL

CS 4ALL will equip students with skills necessary for the 21st Century, creating a pipeline for foundational computer science skills. The curriculum will be fully aligned with the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core State Standards and taught within the middle school science classes.


Imagine Learning Campaign

Campaign to have children use and learn from the Imagine learning program. There will be a prizes and rewards for the classes that log in the most time.


Enrolling your child at O'Keeffe School of Excellence

O’Keeffe School of Excellence is committed to working relentlessly to providing all students an academic experience that promotes academic and social excellence in an environment that promotes life-long learning and prepares students for high school, college and beyond.  If you are interested in helping your child climb to excellence, o be a part of this learning community, please follow our admissions procedures.


Procedures to Follow

O'Keeffe School of Excellence is enrolling students who live within our attendance boundaries. Visit our school, take a tour, and see our commitment to our students!


Attendance Area

Use the CPS School Locator to determine if O'Keeffe is your neighborhood school.

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Prior to visiting the school, gather the necessary documentation to register your child for school.

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