- CHICAGO, IL
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
After saying earlier that masks are optional for vaccinated students and staff, Illinois is now recommending that schools set universal masking rules indoors. The state health department and ISBE warn that if schools do not follow the current guidance that they will be putting the school’s community at risk. Our plan will be announced as we draw closer to the beginning of school September 1. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A
Welcome to Gold Coast Prep where the traditional meets the progressive. At GCP we’re looking to provide children with the ability to develop 1) a base of core knowledge, 2) critical thinking and 3) communication skills to prep them for the most selective high schools in Chicago and to be the next generation of C-suite Executive thought leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
GCP is a private PS-8 school with a classical curriculum and an emphasis on leadership, promoting curiosity for the intelligent student that is bored with a traditional curriculum who thrives being surrounded by curious, like-minded students. Engaged students apply classical learning to real life, with real ‘self driven’ projects.
Graduates at the Most Selective Schools
The Class of 2021 has received offers from the most selective schools in Chicago: Jones College Prep, Lincoln Park High School-IB, Northside College Prep, St. Ignatius College Prep, Walter Payton College Prep. The Class of 2017 has accepted placement at Brown University, Scripps College, St. Olaf, University of Southern California, and University of Illinois-Champagne. We are very proud.
- African American11.1%
- Native American0%
- Pacific Islander0%
- Offers Full WeekYes
- Offers Part WeekYes
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayYes
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
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Gold Coast Prep School Reviews
Nabeel was just ranked number one student in his grade class out of 151 students during his Freshman year in high school.
CGS prepared our son impeccably with the most powerful academic tools to move forward in high school, enhanced his eagerness to learn, and encouraged his confidence in order to succeed academically and personally. CGS has the exceptional and outstanding mentors. They have supported him to achieve his highest potential while showcasing his strengths and talents.
So grateful for the knowledge and experience our son has gained during his journey with CGS. CGS has proven to be the most supportive school that has prepared Nabeel to accomplish his academic goals and objectives.
I highly recommend CGS