Calmeca Academy will specialize in language and fine arts studies.
The elementary school is one of five new buildings opening this fall under the mayor's modern schools across Chicago program.
Calmeca's kindergarten through 4th graders will learn Mandarin Chinese and pre-kindergarten students will study Spanish and English.
The three-story building houses high-tech science, language, music, art and computer classrooms.
Outside, there is a nature walk, a garden and a tricycle path.
The school also has an environmentally friendly reflective roof.