About Us


Passages Charter School is a free, public K-8th grade school, accepting new enrollments year-round.  We also offer a tuition-based PreK program based on Reggio Emilia.  Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students’ individual needs. Our students speak approximately 35 different languages and come from approximately 40 different countries.

Chicago Public Schools awarded Asian Human Services a charter to start Passages in 2001. The school has been welcoming young scholars ever since.

Longer School Day and School Year
Our school doors open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 1:45 pm. Passages offers free morning care starting at 7:00 am daily and a tuition-based after-school program for students daily until 5:30 pm. This reassures working parents that their children are in a safe and educational environment.

Effective and Committed Teachers with Global Perspective
Like our students, our diverse teaching staff comes from around the world and speaks many languages. More than seventy five percent of our teachers have post-secondary degrees, and we have strong support staff, including AmeriCorps members.

Small Class Size

Small student-to-teacher ratios allow for more individual attention and education that is matched to each student’s needs.

Strong Parent Network
Passages has an active parent/teacher group that supports all school activities.

Connection to Social Services at Asian Human Services
All of the programs and services offered by Asian Human Services are available to Passages’ families. We can assist parents with adult literacy classes, computer training, employment services, health education, and behavioral health.