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Acero Bartolomé De Las Casas

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School Profile

Bartolomé de las Casas, opened in 2006, prides itself on providing rigorous instruction, providing comprehensive social & emotional learning, and building strong parent partnerships.


As a small school community, we prioritize knowing every family and celebrating our unique community and culture. As a community of students, teachers, mentors, writers, scientists, artists, explorers and leaders, we are truly a family.  We span grades K though 8, with a total of 270 students. Many of our students have a familial bond with one another, and those who are not related by blood, have come to find brothers and sister in their classmates through the nine years they spend together at Casas.


At Casas, we create a rich environment for our scholars through literature-based curriculum and high academic standards. Focused on the development and growth of our students as a whole, we promote and teach students social and emotional skills in and outside of the classrooms. Our students can participate in various extra-curricular activities such as the National Junior Honor Society, Chicago Fire P.L.A.Y.S,  Acero athletic teams, sports clinics, and so much more! 


Our Mission:

Transforming minds through academic empowerment and success.


Our Vision:

Provide educational opportunities that will launch the next generation of extraordinary life-long learners, discerners and doers.


Our Values: 

Achievement: We set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.

Community: We contribute to, respect and serve in our communities. 

Equity: We respect and value the unique backgrounds of each scholar, family, caregiver, and staff member and elevate the communities we serve. 

Resilience: We learn and growth through adversity and challenges.

Optimsim: We believe in our ability to create the future we envision.