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Our Mission

Our mission is to open a world of possibilities to all our students by providing the highest quality education through innovative, creative, and inclusive practices.

Our Vision

Hamilton Elementary cultivates learners who contribute positively to an ever-changing world.

Our Story

Where we Create, Collaborate and Innovate.

Our mission is to be the premier Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood Magnet School in West Lakeview neighborhood and the surrounding communities. 


To fulfill this mission, we continuously strive to offer a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum designed to provide challenging and supportive opportunities for all students from preschool through eighth grade.


We will integrate fine and performing arts into our curriculum and culture resulting in student outcomes that are grounded in a strong foundation for success. Students will graduate from Hamilton with tools and experiences that build confidence, perseverance, creativity, self-expression, collaboration, and cultural awareness. 

Our teachers and staff at Hamilton are dedicated to providing a nurturing, safe, and supportive learning environment where students can excel academically and personally.​ We provide small student-to-staff ratios and inclusion classrooms to ensure we are individualizing learning while building community between students and teachers.


Hamilton is known throughout our community for working hard, playing fair, and taking care of each other; and we will continue this legacy for years to come.

Our Pillars

At Hamilton we utilize our pillars as guideposts for putting our mission into action.


Creativity works hand in hand with collaboration and innovation.


Hamilton lives and breaths creativity through our arts programming, our student performances and in every classroom where students are encouraged to find creative solutions to everyday challenges.



With project based and cross-grade level programming Hamilton students learn to work in small groups while they master subject matter by becoming the teachers themselves.


This collaboration creates a dynamic environment which engages and encourages students to be active participants in their learning.



Innovation stands at the core of Hamilton’s 21st century approach to learning.


We utilize all tools available to support student inquiry and prioritize critical thinking when consuming new material or pursuing mastery of a subject matter.

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Our Motto

Work Hard, Play Fair, Take care of Each Other


Stay in the Know

Weekly classroom updates, volunteer opportunities, safety announcements, performance dates and more!


Our Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff make everything in our classrooms happen...

Learn more about them here.

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Early Childhood Education through CPS PreK For All

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Sixth, Seventh and

Eighth Grades

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Social Worker, Teaching Advisors and Consultants

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Kindergarten, First and Second Grades

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Art, Dance, Music, Library

and Physical Education

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School Clerk and

Security Staff

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Third, Fourth and

Fifth Grades

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Principal and

Assistant Principal

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Custodial, Engineering & Maintenance Staff

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