|Chicago High Schools of the Late 1800’s and Early 1900’s
This page is dedicated to the high schools of the early days in Chicago’s educational history. These schools were real at one time, we simply have VERY little information to share on each. We will create a page for each if you have information you can share to help shed some light on their histories.
Private High Schools of Chicago (late 1800’s-early 1900’s)
Member of the Preparatory League from 1895-96
No titles won while competiting in the league
Chicago Andover (boarding school)
Chicago Beleke’s Academy
Not to be confused with Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
Opened in 1890 by Maria Brooks at Ashland & Monroe
Chicago Electa School for Girls
Was located at 3142 South Michigan Avenue, was a non-denominational school that accepted boarders.
Chicago Faulkner School for Girls
Opened in 1909 for girls from kindgarten thru high school.by Elizabeth & Georgene Faulkner at the former Ascham Hall at 4746 Madison (now known as Dorchester) on the South Side near the University of Chicago. School colors were green and white and they offered field hockey, plus their yearbook was called the Kismet.
The school later moved to 7110 South Coles in 1960, and had financial problems at the end of the 60’s, and started admitting boys around that time. No year for discontinuing high school classes has been found, but a number of students have come together to keep the school’s memory alive on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-the-Faulkner-School-for-Girls/116747751690758.
Chicago Kirkland School
Chicago Lake View (boarding school)
Not to be confused with present-day Lake View High School
442 Wellington Avenue
Chicago Oxford School
Member of Preparatory League from 1903-04
Located in wealthy Prairie Avenue neighborhood on Chicago’s South side
Did not win any league titles
Closed in 1907
Chicago Princeton-Yale University High School
Located on South side of Chicago in wealthy Prairie Avenue neighborhood
Was a member of the Preparatory League from 1895-1903
Won conference titles in football (1895, 1900, 1901), track (1895, 1896), and baseball (1895, 1896)
Chicago South Side Academy
Opened in 1892 in Hyde Park neighborhood as a way to prepare students for studying at the University of Chicago
Became associated with the university in 1897
Was a charter member of the Preparatory League from 1895-99, and was in the Academic League from 1899-1905 even after merging
Won league titles in baseball in 1897, 1901, and 1902
Merged with Manual Training to become Chicago University High School in 1904
Chicago Starrett School for Girls
Located at 4515 Drexel, opened up in 1882.
Chicago Stevan School for Girls
Opened in 1890 by Mrs. Luella M. Wilson at 4313 Drexel Blvd.
Offered education from kindergarten to college
Chicago University School
Located on the North side of the city, closed in 1907
Participated in first Preparatory League track meet in June 1895
Won league titles in track (1898 and 1900) as well as golf (1899)
Public High Schools of Chicago (late 1800’s – early 1900’s)
Was open from 1905-1915 on the South Side
Member of the Cook County & Chicago Public Leagues while open
No athletic titles won
Renamed Fenger High School
Was open from 1905-1908
Member of the Cook County League
No athletic titles won
Named for Chicago lawyer and politican Thomas Hoyne, famous for writing “The Lawyer as a Pioneer”
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