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Acero - Rufino Tamayo

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Tamayo, which opened in 2005, serves approximately 300 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. It earned a Level 1+ SQRP rating in 2015-2016 and again in 2016-2107, and received a “Excelling” rating in the CPS Creative Schools Certification.
The school prides itself on a rigorous curriculum, an individualized approach and strong parent partnerships. In addition to traditional subjects, Tamayo offers an arts education that includes visual arts and music every week, as well as opportunities for dance, theater and instrument lessons. Additional academic offerings include health and fitness, coding and programming, Spanish and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning).
After school, students can participate in athletics, cooking lessons, a school musical and more. In fact, Tamayo is proud to offer 16 extra-curricular activities! Additionally, the school hosts monthly family events that celebrate student success and bring the community together!
  • Junior Achievement - Financial Literacy Education for students
  • Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) - Music teacher, guitar lessons, summer glee camp, spring musical
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Chicago Academy of Science, School Science Partnership
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County - Mighty Acorns Program for students
  • Computer Science for All (CS4All) - Coding and programming development for staff and students
  • Everfi - STEM technology programs for students
  • Channita Dance - Hip Hop, World and other contemporary dance instruction
  • UIC Extension - Healthy Cooking and Nutrition classes for families
  • Girls Who Code - Coding and Programming
  • International Music Foundations - In and out of school performances
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art - Artist led tours