The almost 900 Pritzker students come from the Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square neighborhoods and dozens of other neighborhoods from all over Chicago. They hail from more than 50 different elementary and middle schools. Pritzker students study in demanding Advanced Placement and honors courses, compete in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports. All students at Pritzker take one elective – either band, choir, JROTC, journalism, or speech and debate. All Pritzker students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of community service before graduation as well as pass rigorous athletic requirements. Pritzker students consistently achieve 100% attendance to four year schools and more than 80% (on average) matriculate to four year schools upon graduation.
At Pritzker, we believe in giving the students a well-rounded and complete high school experience. We work hard to ensure our school provides all the same opportunities many larger, high performing urban and suburban high schools provide. This includes our intentional decision to employ a full time, on-site social worker to ensure our student’s various needs are met with consistency and care. We offer a plethora of varsity and JV sports including more traditional sports such as volleyball, football, cheer leading, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball, and more specialized sports such as rugby (girls and boys) and ultimate frisbee. In addition to sports, we offer after school clubs that are created by students for students to meet student interests. These range from yoga and anime to cinema and drill team. We aspire to have something for every student to engage with and find pride in. Additionally, every student gets to choose from one of five electives courses, which they learn as a novice in 9th grade and become leaders and masters of by 12th grade.
To help ensure that no student falls through the cracks, and to make our community more intimate, each student is assigned an advisor and stays with their same advisory class for all four years. This continuity allows a trust and intimate knowledge of each student’s strengths and struggles as they travel through high school and seek support in their college placement and search. Our advisory program is truly something that sets Noble apart, and it is often considered one of the most important aspects of our student experience.