Welcome to Beard School! For the safety of our students, there will be barricades outside each morning from 7:00-7:45 and each afternoon from 1:45-2:45.

Welcome to Beard Elementary!

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


Beard Highlights

• Beard Early Childhood Center has 16 Preschool Programs, 11 Cluster Classrooms

• Serving students in Preschool to 3rd grade

• Specialty School with two programs:  Preschool and Cluster Classrooms K-3rd

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

• “Exemplary” Supportive Schools Certified

• Restorative Practice Leadership Cohort School

• Creative School Certified “Excelling” in the Arts

• Healthy School “Silver” Certified

• Healthy CPS Status:  100% Achieved

• ESL and ELL Endorsed teachers

• Brand New Annex 10 Classroom Addition

• Two Outdoor playgrounds (wheelchair accessible)

• Outdoor Sensory Garden, Walking Track and Edible Planting Garden

• Beard School “Tour” Social Story on our website

• Over 10 Different Languages Spoken by Staff

• Art, Physical Education, Music, Second Step, and STEM specials

• Highly Qualified Teaching & Paraprofessional Staff

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

• Orton Gillingham Trained Teachers

• Small Group Center Based Instruction

• Preschool Play Based Learning

• Promethean Boards in all classrooms

• Fully Air Conditioned Building

• ADA Accessible Doors

• Fenced in playground

• Alarms on Doors

• Full Time Security

• Rock Climbing Wall & Student Fitness Center

• Sensory "Snoezelen" Room in the Main Building

• Learning SEL Fish and Turtle Tank

• Partnerships with Urban Gateways, Chime Music program, Healthcare Alternative Systems, Catholic Charities, and Tuesday’s Child

Welcome to Beard



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Thank you to Friends of Handicapped Children for our new wheel chair

Thank You to our local businesses for supporting our School

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.

Tiny Tunemakers In Action


2021-2022 Transportation Numbers

ALLTOWN BUS (Skokie) 847-674-0090 #52
CARAVAN TRANSPORTAITON 773-309-8212 #51 #252 #151
FIRST STUDENT (West) 708-315-6524 #157
ILLINOIS CENTRAL (Central) 773-924-5840 #53 #254 #153, 158 & #162
CPS Transportation Department Phone # 773-553-2860