Schools and Libraries

44th Ward Public Library

John Merlo Library - 644 W. Belmont Avenue
(312) 744-1139
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44th Ward Schools

Public Schools

Louis J. Agassiz School
2851 N. Seminary
Phone Number: (773) 534-5725
Principal: Mrs. Mira Weber

James G. Blaine School
1420 W. Grace
Phone number: (773) 534-5750
Principal: Ms. Angela Brito

Inter-American Magnet School - LeMoyne Campus
851 W. Waveland
Phone number: (773) 534-5490
Principal Mr. Diego Giraldo

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
3319 N. Clifton
Phone number: (773) 534-5550
Principal: Mr. Nathaniel Pietrini

Louis Nettelhorst School
3252 N. Broadway
Phone number: (773) 534-5810
Principal: Ms. Cindy Wulbert

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Private Schools

Chicago City Day School
541 W. Hawthorne
Phone number: (773) 327-0900
Headmistress: Galetta Clayton

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy
720 W. Belmont
Phone number: (773) 525-8779
Principal: Shane Stasczuk

Saint Luke Academy
1500 W. Belmont
Phone number: (773) 472-3837
Principal: Donna Beck



Mary Meyer School
2817 N. Pine Grove
Phone number: (773) 549-0870

Mt. Carmel Academy
720 W. Belmont
Phone number: (773) 525-8779

Resurrection Preschool
3303 N. Seminary
Phone number: (773) 525-0605

St Luke's Preschool
1500 W. Belmont
Phone number: (773) 472-3837

Temple Sholom Day Care Center
3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Phone number: (773) 525-4707

Wee Care Preschool
2816 N. Pine Grove
Phone number: (773) 929-2273


Neighborhood High School 

Lake View High School
4015 N. Ashland Ave.
Phone Number:773-534-5440
Principal: Scott Grens

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Adult Learning

The Lakeview Learning Center
3310 N. Clark Street
Phone: 773-907-4400

Lakeview Learning Center, conveniently located in the heart of Wrigleyville just steps from the Belmont "L" stop, offers a variety of adult education learning opportunities.  It is an off-campus satellite of Truman College that offers low tuition college credit classes.

Adult Education classes include English as a Second Language as well as ABE/GED (high school equivalency) and basic literacy in both English and Spanish. Lakeview also offers a wide variety of supplemental courses Adult Education students can take to augment instruction received in their regular classes. Students have access to two labs where they can study with the aid of tutors, computers, and audio equipment.

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