Upcoming Events

The latest at Great Lakes Academy:

The GLA New Student Application for the 2017-18 school year is now open!
We are now accepting new student applications and enrolling for grades K-4 for the 2017-18 school year. Please submit a new student application under the Families tab. The application deadline is Tuesday April 4, 2017. 

Current GLA families receive a free uniform polo for their scholar for every family they refer who fully enrolls!

For more information, please contact us at (773) 530-3040.


February Break
There will be no school for scholars from Friday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 21 for the school’s February Break and to allow for staff professional development.  Classes resume on Wednesday, February 22.


February Lunch Menu
Please access the GLA lunch menu for the month of February at the following links:
English Version
Version en Español


GLA Open Houses & Coffees
Do you know friends, family members or neighbors who are looking for a great school? 
Invite them to a GLA Open House or GLA Coffee Fridays! 
These events are for potential families to be introduced to GLA and tour the school.
Our next event is a Coffee Friday, February 24 from 9:00 - 10:00 am.

Join Us at Open House:

  • Saturday, March 4 (10:30 – 11:30 am)
  • Wednesday, March 15 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)


2017-18 Student Recommitment Form
Current GLA families, to ensure your child has a seat for the 2017-18 school year, please return a signed pink  2017-18 Recommitment Form along with the $60 (nonrefundable) activity fee in your scholar’s homework binder no later than Tuesday, April 4. 
Families who do not sign and return the recommitment form will lose their seat for the 2017-18 school year.


GLA Text Message Alerts!
In order to receive text message notifications from GLA about dismissal times, school closings, and school updates, please text the word Alert to 22300.


Inclement Weather Closings
Great Lakes Academy follows the same delay and cancellation policies as the Chicago Public School system.  If Chicago Public Schools are closed, Great Lakes Academy will be as well.  If Chicago Public Schools are delayed by two hours, so too is Great Lakes Academy.


GLA Power Parents: Visit our Power Parents resource page to stay in the loop!

Support Our Scholars!

Help our scholars by donating today!

Every dollar goes to giving scholars a world-class education that will propel them to college and career success.

Donate school supplies, sponsor a classroom name or help rehab our building.

Learn more about our school by watching this video!