School History & Mission
Our mission is to prepare students for college graduation and purposeful citizenship by exhibiting ambitious scholarship, self-discipline, honorable character, and a fit lifestyle.
We opened our doors on August 20, 2007 to our first Freshman class. Today, we have 580 students grades 9th through 12th. In 2011, 100% of our first graduating seniors were accepted into different colleges.
Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy was named for the generosity of John and Jeanne Rowe and Frank and Vera Clark along with the gracious support of Exelon. Their commitment to high quality education is astounding. The Rowes and Clarks are actively involved at Rowe-Clark, often attending school wide activities, sporting events, and student led town hall performances and class discussions.
Each year, more than half of the sophomore class studies in summer programs at the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, Stanford, and many more. Rowe-Clark graduates are attending schools from the University of Illinois, UIC, Pomona, Carleton, and many more. And, most importantly, every day 580 hard working students walk through the doors of Rowe-Clark ready to do the work necessary to make their dreams, and their families’ dreams for them, come true.
Our students engage in a rigorous, four-year college preparatory curriculum preparing them for college success. Every Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy student takes the equivalent of eight years of Math, six years of English, four years of lab sciences, and four years of social sciences. We also proudly offer intensive instruction in a foreign language, AP courses, physical education, and a host of electives to enhance our student’s educational experience. Our main goal is to prepare all students to graduate from the college of their choice through a laser focus on academic excellence and a whole lot of hard work.