College Prep

Every Student, Every Day.

About Foundations


Who We Are

Foundations College Prep is a public 6-12 school, located at 1233 W 109th Pl, serving the students of Chicago’s Roseland community beginning in the fall of 2014. Our mission is to empower youth to thrive in college and life by giving them access to innovative educators who teach them to think critically, live with honor, and strive for a better self and world.

Why We Exist

Of 100 9th graders in neighborhood high schools in Chicago’s Greater Roseland Community:



Our Foundations

Our Foundations are the founding premises of our school and the principles to which we will hold ourselves accountable.

Students of all backgrounds can achieve at the highest levels. 

We commit to serving all students well and doing our best to keep them at our school.

Great teachers transform lives.

Kids – and college readiness – are more than just numbers. 

Children who come to school with less deserve more.

The “more” cannot rest solely on teachers. Teachers also need sufficient development, resources, and time.

Parents, families, and the community are central partners to our school.

Improving high-performing schools’ productivity and sustainability is essential.

Students and parents deserve full transparency and meaningful accountability. 


Core Values

Foundations College Prep embodies six core values for students and staff: