Welcome to Bartolomé de las Casas Elementary School (an Acero School)!
As a small charter school in the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, we are committed to serving our community. As a result, students, families, and faculty get to know each other extremely well; it is truly a place where “everybody knows your name.” While we provide rigorous, Common Core State Standards aligned instruction in all subjects, we also personalize instruction to each child’s needs, strengths, and interests. During the 2019-2020 school year we will be adopting the Great Minds Wit & Wisdom reading program, furthering our study of authentic literature and love of reading. Our academic programming is enriched by our use of technology and protected arts, Spanish, and physical education instruction.
We welcome all families to participate in the life of the school and their child’s educational experience. Through frequent communication, school events, biweekly progress reports, and twice annual Presentation of Learning conferences, we seek to share and celebrate each child’s progress as a learner. Please consider participating on our various family committees: Parents on a Mission for Student Success, School Events, Bilingual Advisory, or Title One.
Here at Casas we understand the trust you place in us as partners in your child’s education. We take that privilege seriously; please be in communication with me or any member of the staff with any questions or suggestions throughout the year.
Bartolomé de las Casas Elementary School
1641 W. 16th St., Chicago, IL 60608