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Welcome to the Stone Academy Website

As a magnet school, Stone Academy is committed to improving student outcomes across the curriculum and increasing student motivation in school through:

  • Enhancing the total school curriculum with programs of computer technology, science, art, music, physical education and health
  • Providing targeted reading, math, and social-emotional intervention supports in an effort to address students' needs at all grade levels;
  • A literature-based approach to reading instruction from kindergarten through eighth grade, with a whole school and classroom libraries
  • Integrating the student’s cultural background into the school curriculum.


Stone Academy was approved as a magnet school in 1982 under the Student Desegregation Plan for the Chicago Public School. Enrollment of students is through a lottery process.

Located in the culturally diverse West Rogers Park community, there are approximately 560 students enrolled at Stone Academy, with a diverse racial/ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religious and socio-economic composition.

Stone has been recognized as a Level 1+ by Chicago Public Schools for the last several years. Stone Academy offers full-day kindergarten, algebra, art, music, library, and science lab. Stone Academy Principal, Dr. Kate Nestler, Local School Council members (LSC) and staff share leadership. Collaboration, respect, affection and responsibility underlie the way things work at Stone. The staff is dedicated and capable, the parents are caring, and the students are amazing…talented, creative, energetic and receptive to learning.


In collaboration with students, parents, and our diverse community, Stone Scholastic Academy provides a safe environment that promotes academic excellence, creativity and independence, to meet the unique learning needs of all students.


Stone Scholastic Academy's mission is to create a community of lifelong learners, reflective and empathetic people prepared to make contributions to a global society in the 21st century.