Chicago Public Schools cuts ribbon on new NW Side school

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez to cut ribbon for Belmont-Cragin Elementary and Early Childhood Center

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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A brand-new CPS elementary school opened on the Northwest Side Tuesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools officially cut the ribbon on a new school on the Northwest Side Tuesday.

The Belmont-Cragin Elementary and Early Childhood Center will serve 500 students.

The school, on the 6100-block of West Fullerton Avenue, will offer dual language programs and a fine arts curriculum.

The new 83,000-square-foot facility offers students access to a black box theater, a music room, a library, an art room, and 32 modern classrooms with scenic views of Riis Park.

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CPS said the dual language curriculum will allow students to become bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish.