Art In Motion is the premier student-centered, arts-infused school on Chicago’s South Side. Our focus on culture and social emotional learning, coupled with the middle school to high school model, makes us the Distinctive choice, as we work to nurture, celebrate, and share the creativity, culture, and originality of our vibrant students and community.


Now Accepting 7th & 8th Grade Applications for Fall 2019!

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Art is a way for us to learn about ourselves,
a way for us to learn how to express ourselves,
and a way for us to be ourselves.
— Common

We accelerate student achievement through our innovative Personalized Learning model, and are committed to closing the opportunity gap by providing access to rich learning experiences that allow student to think and learn deeply.  Our standards-aligned, rigorous middle school model exposes students to real-world projects, self-directed learning, and small group instruction.

We cultivate a strong learning and working culture, and actively embed artistic, cultural, linguistic, and social emotional learning supports throughout the instructional day. Strong relationships are at the foundation of our model, each student meets with a mentor weekly.


Art In Motion supports each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism through the arts.


Our objective is to provide every student—regardless of their zip code—an opportunity to achieve their fullest academic and artistic potential. Within a personalized learning environment, students will receive the social and emotional supports necessary to exceed challenging academic and performing arts standards.