about us

Distinctive Schools is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally under-served backgrounds. We are committed to demonstrating results by collaborating with existing networks, providing strong support and resource allocation at the local level, and using evidence-based programs and practices with proven effectiveness in improving student outcomes. Collaboration is at the heart of our approach.


The mission of Distinctive Schools is to serve children and families in urban communities by managing high-performing charter schools that accelerate achievement, performance and college-preparedness through skilled operating management and intensive support.


Our vision is to close the achievement gap by increasing the number of high achieving charter schools and consequently the opportunities for low-income children to succeed in school, in college, and in life. We rely on proven strategies and state-of-the-art technology to create rich learning environments for students and teachers, while making effective use of available resources.


Distinctive Schools
910 W Van Buren Street, Suite 315
Chicago, IL 60607
312-332-4998 | fax 312.332.4233

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