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Welcome to Beard Elementary!

Daniel C. Beard Elementary School • Pre K - 3rd Grade
CPS school providing PreSchool & Specialty Programs to Students




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Beard Preschool Programs

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Diverse Learner Programs

23-24 Chicago Early Learning Registration for Beard Preschool

Beard Highlights

  • • Beard Early Childhood Center has Preschool and Cluster Classrooms

  • • We provide a continuum of services to all students, PreK thru 3rd grade

  • • We have the ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality Award for Standard of Excellence in Preschool Education

  • • We are “Exemplary” Supportive Schools Certified

  • • We are a Restorative Practice Leadership Cohort School

  • • We have a Creative School Certified “Excelling” in Fine Arts

  • • Healthy CPS Status:  100% Achieved

  • • Over 90% of teachers are ESL or ELL Endorsed 

  • • Brand New Preschool Annex with 10 classrooms built 2021

  • • Two Outdoor playgrounds, (wheelchair accessible)

  • • Outdoor Sensory Garden with fun equipment and stage

  • • Walking Track

  • • Courtyard

  • • Planting Garden for the students

  • • “Tour” Social Story on the Beard School website

  • • Over 10 different languages spoken by staff for translation

  • • Art, Physical Education, Counseling, and Music offered to students 

  • • Highly Qualified Teaching & Paraprofessional Staff

  • • Full time Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech, Nurse, PT & OT Therapists

  • • Orton Gillingham Multisensory Approach Trained Teachers

  • • Small Group Center Based Instruction

  • • Preschool Play Based Learning

  • • Recess for all students

  • • Promethean Boards in all classrooms

  • • Fully Air Conditioned Building

  • • ADA Accessible Doors and School

  • • Fenced in play areas

  • • Full Time Security in both buildings

  • • Rock Climbing Wall & Student Fitness Center in Gym

  • • Sensory "Snoezelen" Room in the Main Building

  • • Learning Fish Tank and Turtle Tank in Main Building

  • • Many partnerships with community agencies

Welcome to Beard






CPS Calendar 2023-2024
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Parent & Student Guide 2022/2023
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Principal's Message

Beard School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that engages all learners. Students are provided with intensive supports, small group instruction, and rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum. At Beard, we set high expectations and make it our goal to work on student successes through differentiation. We encourage all of our families to join us in school sponsored parent engagement opportunities. As we move forward throughout the year, know that your child is being taught by highly qualified and trained staff members. We look forward to your partnership this year and thank you for your involvement.

Beard School makes a difference in the life of every child.


Transportation Numbers 2023-2024

ALLTOWN BUS 773-638-3619/ 773-638-3660 847-674-0090(Skokie) #51(Skokie)/#57 #251(Skokie) #354 #151(Skokie)/#157
COMPASS 773-279-9110 x.2 #61 #253 #161
COOK DUPAGE 773-598-4149/872-281-8160 x. 602 or 601 #53/#60 #153/#160
FIRST STUDENT (West) 708-315-6524/773-638-8000 #54/#55/#56  #351 #154/#155/#156 
ILLINOIS CENTRAL 773-924-5840 #52/#58/#59/#62 #352/#353 #152/#158/#159/#162