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Inter-American Magnet School

851 West Waveland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 534-5490

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Langauge Immersion is a more accurate description to the general approach to learning.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Inter-American Magnet School (IAMS) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive dual language immersion schools in the Midwest. One of few public schools to be founded by parents, the school currently serves approximately 600 ethnically and economically diverse preschool through 8th grade students from all over Chicago.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up