In September 2018, Ryan Banks Academy opened its doors with our first class of students.  A middle school and high school, we prepare motivated students from Chicago neighborhoods to graduate from college, enter into meaningful careers, and be the catalyst to bring positive change into their communities. Join us as we transform urban education!

Our Mission

Ryan Banks Academy exists to cultivate the talents and potential of at-risk students in Chicago through an immersive and innovative educational experience.

Our Values

Personalized Learning

We meet students where they are… Our educator to student ratio is current 1:5 and will be no higher than 1:15.

Substantial State Test Growth

Our first class of 7th grade students saw significant improvement in their test scores.

Extracurricular Courses

Students determine the classes and programs that we offer. This year they selected coding, dance, visual art, and cooking.

Exceptional Education As An Investment

Chicago Public Schools expenditures average less than $10,000 per student compared to an RBA education which costs over $30,000 per student.

Cutting Edge Technology

Each RBA student will have their own Chromebook and access to 3D printing technology.

100% College Acceptance

We are preparing ALL students for college!

Thank you to our corporate and foundation partners for being a part of the Ryan Banks Academy!

Upcoming Events

Nov
26
Tue
2nd Annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner
Nov 26 all-day

All RBA families are invited to our second annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner and STEM month/week presentations.

5:00pm-6:30pm

Lunch Room (located inside Progressive Academy)

Nov
27
Wed
NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27 all-day
Nov
28
Thu
NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 all-day
Nov
29
Fri
NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29 all-day
Dec
20
Fri
Quarter 2 Ends
Dec 20 all-day
Dec
23
Mon
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Dec 23 all-day
Dec
24
Tue
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Wed
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Thu
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Dec 26 all-day
Dec
27
Fri
NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Dec 27 all-day